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A Peach Card

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Jan. 2nd, 2007 | 02:19 pm
human condition: sadsad

This is going to come out wrong due to my current state of mind. I feel apologetic about it because I wish my words would be a fitting tribute of some sort...

Peaches, it's my uncle's name. He's actually my great uncle and we never called him "Uncle Peaches" - just Peaches, everyone called him Peaches.

He was a simple man. He was a great artist. For every special occasion he would create a personal card just for you. The back of it always had the date with his card signature:
A Peach Card


When I was a young girl, I loved Unicorns and Pegasuses. I thought I was the first person to come up with the idea of the two merged into one, a Unisus or a Pegacorn.
Peaches made me a poster with the four animals - a unicorn, a pegasus and because I couldn't decide what to name the mixed breed, a pegacorn and a unisys. What a fond memory I have of him.

Peaches died just after Christmas. The viewing is today.

My favourite memory of him is the time he said this to me, without any prompts and after I hadn't seen him in a while: "I don't care what anybody says about you, I still love you."
He said it because he wanted me to know it, that regardless of all of the bullshit happening in our family, he wasn't against me personally, and wasn't choosing sides. His feelings condensed to one simple sentence that spoke volumes and meant a lot to me. It still does.

He was one of the good ones.

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Daniel

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from: roythesnake
date: Jan. 2nd, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry for your loss, darlin. He sounds like he was great. I hope you and your family will get through this quickly and come out better afterwards.

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from: ex_hallways
date: Jan. 2nd, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
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aw, sweetie. i'm so sorry. perhaps thats why i haven't been able to get ahold of you (aside from the usual reasons). i hope you guys are all okay and i miss all of you terribly. :(

give me a call when you're feeling better.

i love you!

jennzah

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Ang

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from: ohsoang
date: Jan. 3rd, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
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That sucks! The best way to honor someone is to think of all the good things about them, so bravo to you.

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Angie

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from: pinkishwhite
date: Jan. 3rd, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
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sorry for your loss...

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