Remembering Uncle George

While at work today, and even somewhat before that and after that, I recalled why today sounded so familiar. Forty-nine years ago tonight my uncle George died in a horrible car wreck. I actually thought of that a lot this afternoon when I was listening to the weather before leaving for work today.

There were/are calls for foggy weather and snow storms to hit Des Monies, Iowa, tonight.  I thought to myself, maybe this is why Uncle George was in his wreck. He was trying hard to beat a bad weather system and get home in by morning so he could celebrate Mass the next day. I have to wonder if he drove headlong into the storm and he had no idea just how soon the storm would pick up. It must have been very unpredictable and the weather forecasters were wrong as to when the storm would hit. This probably meant that the truck driver also misjudged when the storm would hit and had been driving at least 12 hours if not more and was just trying to get to a pit stop so he could rest or sleep.

Oh how I wish I could have met him and been able to talk to him. Uncle George seemed like such a wonderful person and someone I could have held lots of conversations with and philosophical debates would have been fun!

(On a side note: I am feeling much better and DID make it through a 3.5 hour shift at work.)

Love and prayers!

About Christy

I enjoy: my family, my faith life, photography, drawing; writing, working on cars, basketball, football, and baseball. These are just a few of the many things I'll just have to read my blog to know me better to know more of them. Other things you may not catch on that I enjoy are: cats, angels, ballroom dancing, Christian music, camping (being one with nature and all of God's creations), traveling, cherry and apple blossoms, and the colors blue (in all shades), white, black, dark purple, and SOME shades of pink. (Rainbows are cool, too. And I'm NOT a lesbian! Although, I'm friends with some gays and lesbians as well as a few transgenders.) I am Roman Catholic. I graduated from Johnson County Community College, where I majored in Animation in hopes of fulfilling my dreams of being a computer generated animation movie maker. I also have a degree in Corporate Communication from Avila University. I'm currently employed at Nestle Toll House/Haagen-Dazs (at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park), I own my own business -- C & S Productions, L.L.C. (check it out at, and am single. My favorite time of year is Winter and the Christmas season! It's just so...well, I can't put it into words. ^_^ Lastly, I am 36 years young!
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