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The absence of family

As my mid-30s rapidly creeps up on me, I find myself in a strange place – effectively living within a bedsit in my parents’ house, tentatively rebuilding a career following several mis-judged life choices. 1,494 more words


Jack Lewis

My Uncle Jack recently died and we congregated in Florida, where he lived, for a memorial. Jack spent most of his years in Alaska where he was a firefighter, smoke jumper, cold water rescue diver, and father, husband. 297 more words

A Nigerian Uncle

My Grandfather was a peculiar man to put it lightly. When he was still alive he would phone my mother late at night and simply say one thing repeatedly. 240 more words


AUDIO: Confession - My Uncle Won't Leave My Couch

We had a listener confess that his uncle won’t get off his couch! He was sweet enough to let him stay at his house after losing his job but it’s been several months now and he won’t leave. 43 more words


Remembering Uncle Jesse.

My grandmother’s second boy. Smooth. Dapper. Slick. Artistic. A chef. A painter. A hustler. A beloved uncle.

Happy birthday, Jesse Adam Henderson (17 April 1929-5 August 2005)! 52 more words

North Carolina

Uncle Vinnys Garden

My Uncle Vinny loved his garden. It wasn’t a big garden but he made the absolute most of each square inch of it. The garden for Vinny started with the tall red brick walls that ran three sides of the garden and separated him from the public park on the other side. 654 more words

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