Our Dear Uncle Dale passed away this week. His funeral is on Wednesday. Here are the details.
Steve's mom Wrote
They plan to show at the funeral some of the video Steve made. Last night all his kids looked at the video together seeing the whole thing. They thank Steve for that. They loved it. It is coming in handy, especially about the part where Dale is singing some of those songs. It will be a short service and then outside they will have some cookies or something, no lunch, and then we are off to the Veteran's Cemetery out on Cave Creek Road for the burial and a veterans service there. It will be a tight time squeeze because the Veteran's Cemetery wants it to be done by 2 pm. because the workers all go home soon after. There will be no procession out there. We all get there on our own. They will provide us with maps I think.
When Carol Jean (Dales Wife) died in 2006 arrangements were made with Dale's help at that time. These are his wishes for his funeral. He said he wanted to be buried at the Veteran's Cemetery. I think Dale was in the National Guard for a time. His obit will be in tomorrow's paper.
He was the middle son of three brothers. His elder brother being Steve's Father. Married to but one woman all of his days and raised a family. She passed and he was just never the same. He just set himself to give up and had a slow demise through determination.I have searched for thirty minutes and cannot find his image.
My sweet boy is pretty freaked about going to a funeral so I will have to make sure to take the time to help him process. The clothing must be readied and set aside this morning for with this being infusion day my energy is limited.
Today is infusion for me. We are so tired for sleep is a battle due to leg/breathing issues at night. My husband deserves a huge award. He endures so lovingly, trying for solutions. I am so fed up with not being able to sleep. Restless Leg cramping and bone pain are still battling me (us) for pillow time. My husband is so dear we do all we can think of to try to fix the hindrances. We changed linens and replaced with some that were stored. They kept the smell of the plastic storage box and so will need AGAIN to be changed for they are setting off asthma. Those opportunists to try to behave. My goodness I am a little bratty when I am struggling with sleep deprivation, well more than a little. The man is really really patient and loving. I am so blessed to get so much loving support in all of the things I go through. I hope I never have to do without his love and presence. Yet even so I think I would fight to live. I hope I would fight for life.
Today...fight for your life. Live it to it's top!