Thursday, July 31, 2008

Throwback Thursday Returns!

Don't you think this little guy Looks like this little guy?
It is my Uncle Bobby. While we were in Utah this summer my mom was telling me how she and my aunt had decided that they thought my Joshua looks like their older brother Bob. So that got me looking at old photos.
Here is Uncle Bob while he was in the service in the sixties. Isn't he handsome?
My mom's family, including my Uncle Bob and his family lived in Minnesota so lots of summers were spent driving to Minnesota to visit. This is my Uncle Bobby at the bottom of the pile of cousins. I am the one in the back with the blond mane.
This is Uncle Bob not too long before he lost the battle he waged off and on for years with leukemia, lung cancer and finally skin cancer. I am not sure why but the men on this side of my family don't smile for pictures. Ever. These are his handsome sons. So I guess the comparison between Joshua and My Uncle Bobby got me to thinking about Uncle Bob. He died about 6 years ago, I can't believe it. He was such a great influence in my life even though he lived so far away. He was fun, and smart and such a loving uncle. See that shirt he is wearing? It is from the 2002 Winter Olympics he and my Aunt Diane came out to visit us for. I am so glad they came, really a good memory. So I guess what I ended up thinking was that if the comparison between Joshua and my Uncle Bob should turn out to be more than skin deep, well that would be really okay with me!


Circe said...

So that's what Joshua will look like in a few years! Isn't it great to have favorite uncles? My brothers are always fighting over "favorite uncle" status.

Adriana Whitney said...

Awww, your boy's smile is so beautiful, and your uncle looks so cute on that pan.
Adri :D

KKJD1 said...

wow great memories, and handsome son and uncle. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings Karen