Today will be Uncle Charlie's graveside services in Arizona. He was the youngest of my mom's two brothers.
I have only fond memories of my Uncle Charlie. He lived a hard life...But it was the life he had chosen. He was who taught me and told me how important it was for me to never drink alcohol...he believed some families have something in them that makes it so very hard to stop drinking or control their drinking if they ever start. I saw the effects on him, and took his advice...I am grateful I did.