Monday, June 20, 2011


My Uncle Leon finished his 35 days of radiation last week. Each day from the start I would send him an envelope via snail mail with inspirational cheer leading thoughts and a lottery ticket. The idea behind the lottery tickets was that we would take our huge winnings and go to lunch at the end of the radiation treatments. Half way through I decided that I needed to beef up the # of tickets unless we wanted Burger King. His last envelope contained all of the by now "usuals" but I also included a book I had made for him about why he is the best ever.

As I sat there thinking what it is that makes him so great and special to me, the first thing that popped into my head was that he is a man of his word; if he says he'll be there-he's there, if he says he likes it-he likes it. I cherish and admire that quality in his being.

A couple of days ago I had a conversation with my "brain" professor. I was telling her how much I dislike flakes; pretty much any kind of flakes but particularly people flakes. Our conversation reminded me about my uncle who has never been a flake in my life. I have always known where he stands on issues and if he says he will be there, he's there.

He's a fantastic listener and very good-looking - we call each other "fav". He is a true inspiration and I truly do love him. It looks like lunch might just be Burger King. What's great about that is that neither one of us will care; it's the company we keep that truly matters (and even though it's Burger King, I'll know he'll still show up!).

I love you Fav!


  1. What a great story and a wonderful photo. You are a smart woman to cherish your "fav" ; ^ ) Thanks, Bobbie. I sure hope you love your little books!

  2. Your uncle leon is indeed a handsome man. You are lucky to have each other, and it is obvious from the picture that you both know that. The idea of the lottery ticket with the daily inspiration is great! Thanks for posting this story. What a great way to start a day. (And I sincerely hope that uncle leon's treatment is successful; am sending healing thoughts west for his speedy and full recovery.)
    Catherine L Mommsen
    Fairfax VA

  3. Nice family story and photo -
    Too bad about the lottery tickets - but ya never know = Cheers and our Best to your uncle!

  4. Thanks for sharing about your uncle, Bobbie. Very touching and I'm sure he appreciated receiving all of your uplifting messages, not to mention all those lottery tickets! You are one of the most creative and thoughtful people I know.