Monday, June 23, 2014

**TRIBUTE TO TWO JACK'S**

I am truly blessed to have these two Jack's in my life! My brother, Jack was a wild one, not only as a teenager, but as an adult. He made life crazy, great, and forever interesting. Memories are endless, though, I'll only write about one: Jack and me dancing as teenagers in our parents livingroom brings a wide smirk to my face. And my brother's infectious laughter had us in stitches, and just look at that picture, his smile was awesome!! Jack died too young and I love him--My Brother!

My Dad had the nickname of Smiling Jack. Dad's birthday is June 28th and maybe that's why I'm feeling melancholy and sentimental. My Dad could jitterbug like no other! Months before he passed we were at a party and I was coerced into dancing the jitterbug with him in front of lots of people, just the two of us. I didn't want to because I'm not as good of a partner as my mom, but grudgingly I did. And it was the Best! It was also the last dance. 
I Love You Dad!

Life and Love are God's Greatest Gifts! 

Use the Gifts Wisely!

26 comments:

  1. They look like two very great men. Sorry you had to lose them. Wishing you all the best.

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  2. Sorry you lost them both so soon. You have wonderful memories filled with laughing and dancing.

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    1. I lost my brother in August and My Dad in April the next year, 8 months apart. My head overflows with great memories.

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  3. What a nice tribute to your two special Jacks! :)

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  4. Remembering is great. Missing them is hard.

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  5. Love the memory of you and your dad dancing together. How touching! I can understand that his birthday makes you feel melancholy, I know how hard it is to lose your father. I'm so sorry you lost your brother as well. This is a lovely tribute.

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    1. Thank you Julie. Losing my brother was a big shock.

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  6. They sound like two wonderful men and you were lucky to have them and they were lucky to have you. A nice way to remember both of them.

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  7. Memories are such blessings, and you made me smile with yours.

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    1. Thank You Liza, always like to bring smiles...

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  8. Two very handsome men...what a nice tribute to them :)
    ~Katie

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  9. aww. so sad, but your memories are beautiful and sweet. thank you for sharing them with us!

    and i wanted to thank you for your kind words on my Broken Branch Falls blog tour!

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  10. Lovely tribute, I don't think it matters how many years pass, we will still mourn the lives we've lost xx
    Suzanne @ Suzannes-Tribe
    xx

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  11. Isn't it funny how the things we don't want to do (like dance the jitterbug) become cherished memories??? If there is a takeaway here, aside from cherishing the memories, it is to step outside of that place of comfort and do those things that scare you. Do them with the people you love. It will be a fantastic time and a great memory.

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  12. Aw, they both sound so great. Sorry to hear neither of them are around anymore, but I'm glad you still have such fantastic memories to hold onto!

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  13. Hi, I'm visiting from Robin's "Here's to You" post.

    This is a beautiful tribute to your dad and brother...and what a terrific photo! I'm so sorry that they are both gone now. Given that I still have both parents (mid 70's) and my brother (early 50's), I haven't yet experienced that kind of loss. I can only imagine the void that is left. That is why our memories of loved ones matter so much (and why I blog about the memories of our lives.)

    Anyhow, blessings,
    Patti

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  14. Reminds me of Omar Shariff :-)

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