Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Uncle Charlie

At first I thought maybe old friend Tim Kelly was writing about William Demarest, the guy who played Uncle Charley in "My Three Sons."

But Tim writes instead more importantly about the death of his own uncle, a World War II vet who sounds like he was one heck of a guy to be around. RIP, Uncle Charlie. Despite your introduction of the humbling game of golf to your newphew, your nation still says thank you for your service to your country and your family.

Postscript: Uncle Charlie died in a veteran's nursing home named for Richard Campbell, the brother of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell, who died as a young man serving his country in Vietnam. I remember tears coming to Gov. Campbell's eyes when he was asked one time about his brother.



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