Saturday, May 9, 2009

Photohunters: In Memory

This week's photohunt theme is In Memory. This is in memory of Mom's brother who passed away 10 months ago. He was 39 years old and had a very rare skin cancer called merkel cell carcinoma. His name is Donnie.

Donnie is Mom's oldest brother and helped teach her how to walk when she was a baby. He sent her funny monies for her to show to her class from places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia when he was stationed overseas during the Gulf War. He even took her on her very first (and only) trip to a zoo! Mom says he made the best ham and cheese omelets ever.


He gave us delicious kitty treats and petted us when he came to visit. Mom misses him a lot. We do, too. This is the tree his ashes were scattered under at Fort Bragg cemetery.

22 comments:

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

Donnie sounds like he was a very special person.It's nice for you all to remember him today.

TT said...

At first we was sad acuz yer bean wented to da bridge. Den we realized dat his ashes are in the roots of dat tree and are carried everywhere there now .... how wonderful!

Team Tabby said...

Hugs to you and your mom and thanks for sharing your memories of Donnie wif us.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

CCL Wendy said...

I'm very sorry for your your loss and your mom's loss, which is still very recent. Time lessens the hurt, but not the memory.

The Island Cats said...

We're sorry to hear about Donnie...what a nice tribute to him. He sounds like a special person...

Daisy said...

I am so sorry your mom's brother had to leave when he was still so young. He has a very beautiful resting place.

Fin said...

We're sorry for your loss.

Anya said...

Sorry for you Mom's brother,
Its so sweet story,
we just can say:
Take care......and Donnie is forever in her heart .

srp said...

I am so sorry for your Mom and her family... it is hard to lose someone so young. I cannot imagine a more lovely place to have a loved ones ashes spread... take care of your Mom.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a lovely place a perfect tribute to a memories.

RJ Flamingo said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute to a fine young man.

Mine’s In Memory of a great time to be repeated!

Tristan and Crikey said...

It's wonderful that your Bean lives on in the touching memories of your Mom. Thank you for sharing those memories with us.

Sherkhan said...

10 months is not that long back, but Mama says it will heal your hearts and the pain will be replaced with the fond memories of that bean. Meanwhile, please accept our best wishes and we hope your mommy heals the pain.

My mom had someone very close to her cross the bridge too, lately. She says she sorta knows how it feels; and it makes her sad.

Best Wishes.

Sherkhan (and his mommy)

Cat Street Boyz said...

Losing someone so special is hard but its memories that keep you together forever. Sounds like Donnie left lots of love in your hearts=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz
PS..Toy sends his love, Rosie ;)

healingmagichands said...

What a wonderful and peaceful spot for Donnie to rest. Old trees have such an amazing presence.

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JyLnC said...

There's nothing like having a wonderful big brother. I'm sorry your family lost him so early in life. Poignant photo.

Mine's up here:

JyLnC's In Memory

Milo and Alfie said...

What lovely and endearing memories of Donnie. You must all miss him lots. Purrs. The photo is just beautiful.

C said...

That is a sad when we lose someone we love! It is good to remember them in beautiful ways! The place and the tree looks so peaceful!

bluedreamer27 said...

happy mothers day!!!

kay said...

This is such a sad theme. I'm sure he's in a better place now.

Tiger Lily said...

Donny sounds like someone it would be easy to love. We are glad your Mom has great memories of her big brother.

ivyeclairs said...

what a sweet brother. I'm sure his memory will live on :)