On Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 8:33:19 PM UTC-5,
I changed the cover shot on alt.arts.poetry.comments Facebook Edition,
in honor of my Uncle Fred.
We buried him today.
I'd noticed that last night and thought it was a picture of your parents.
My Uncle Fred and Aunt Ruth.
Aunt Ruth is an inspiration to me, 85 years old and still cooks, cleans
washes her own laundry, and in the words of her daughter, my cousin Jenny:
"Drives like a bat out of Hell."
I don't know if he was your uncle by blood or marriage, but you bear a
strong resemblance to him.
Father of my Cousin Jenny, who you may remember as one of the stars of my
"Apple Montage" poem.Loading Image...
Fred Whitley Sr. May 29 1930-December 20 2017. My Uncle on mother's side. —
with Jenny Whitley Ledford, Gloria Whitley Duniphin, Mark Whitley and
"And so it goes..." -Kurt Vonnegut