For Uncle Jim

Jim of course was not only a dad, but a beloved uncle, son, brother, nephew, and so much more.

At her First Communion, sweet Sarah, our niece, read a Prayer for the Departed and added, “and especially for Uncle Jim.”

I cry whenever I read the names in the guest book from Jim’s service, but I also smile every time I reach Sarah’s brother’s signature, which is accompanied by his earnest proclamation that he loves us “more than pie.”

Jim was the eldest child, with four younger sisters.  We married young, and had produced the first three of a merry mountain of grandchildren when cousin Brian was born.  Jim and I touched his tiny fingers and held him when introduced to him within hours of his birth at Haverhill Hospital.

Brian now towers over me by well over the foot-and-change Jim had on me, and just spearheaded a  walk to raise money for cancer research.

Read his and his brother’s hands.

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2021 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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2 Responses to For Uncle Jim

  1. Gary Cameron says:

    … and so much more…

  2. Catherine says:

    Sarah read this and was very touched. They all loved Uncle Jim very very much.

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