About six or seven years ago, I started corresponding with my dad's youngest brother, my Uncle Ed. I am sure the last time I saw him was in the early sixties. He is a retired medical doctor and has been living in Montreal for quite a few years now. We 'hit it off' immediately and have been exchanging emails regularly, on almost every topic imaginable. We are on the same wavelength on most things and I find him fascinating in that he is family, grew up with my dad, and yet is so very different from my dad. He is a highly entertaining fellow and has a marvelous sense of humour. We had the honour of having him and his wife, my Aunt Amy, and their daughter Jackie in for dinner last Sunday. We did not need to break the ice as we know each other from so much emailing, but we still had so much to talk about. Pictured above is busylizzy, Aunt Amy, and Jackie, my truly long lost cousin who I had never seen or met before. Such delightful people, all of them.
Here is me with my Uncle Ed and his family, grinning from ear to ear, just so pleased to finally get to see him. He specialised in restoring sight to people who were losing their vision, and what irony that now he himself is blind from macular degeneration. He carries his digital camera, his lap top with 'Zoomtext', and his magnifying glass with light, and some how manages to see enough to get by but for all intents and purposes is blind. He is very articulate, well read, well cultured, and informed on any and all topics. I hope we see each other again soon.