Friday, April 5, 2013

Funeral Card Friday: great uncle Paul

My grandmother's family seemed to be blessed by living long lives. Sure, she had two brothers die in infancy and one sister die as a teenager. But once her and her siblings made it to adulthood, they seemed to live a long life.
front of funeral card

Here is the funeral card from my great-uncle Paul P. Regnier. He was my grandmother's brother. Uncle Paul and Aunt Laura never had any children, so I think they enjoyed seeing their nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. They lived in the same town as my grandparents, so often when the family gathered, Uncle Paul and Aunt Laura would stop by. 
Uncle Paul was born in 1906 and lived to 2005, until he was 98 years old. The last years of his life were spent in the nursing home. His younger sister never married or had children, and she was particularly close to him especially late in his life. This great-aunt of mine is the last sibling of my grandmother who is still living, at the age of 94. My great-aunt is in the nursing home and my mom takes care of her finances.
I particularly like the front of this funeral card with the pretty scenery. I think perhaps this is a Thomas Kincaid photo but I'm not sure. 
Rest in peace Great Uncle Paul; you led a good long life.  

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful colors in the photo. My father had his older sister helping him, because she never married. They were close, too, but she was used to bossing him around. Finally they had to go to assisted living, and we encouraged them to go to separate places, though nearby. He made it to 88 and she to 94. They died within weeks of one another.

    To those who have such long lives, I wish peace and dignity at the end.