Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Melanoma Journey (part 2 - the man)

Charlie loved New York Yankees baseball, a bottle of Coca Cola, long walks and daily visits to Tim Hortons. His journey through life had never been easy; and in spite of these challenges he kept on smiling, joking, walking, and looking forward to seeing his dreams come true. 

He loved words. He chose every greeting card so very carefully and when you read it you would know that its sentiments were truly and deeply held. He also spent many hours working on writing his own stories about finding one’s place in society.

He loved nature; he followed the rhythms of night sky, understood the patterns of the weather that was coming, and all animals.

Above all, Charlie dearly loved his family, especially the children. For this, and much more, he will always be sincerely loved, very much missed and never forgotten.

per·se·ver·ance –noun
1.       Charles Frederick Griese
2.       steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

 1962 (Christmas),  NYC

1962, Coney Island, NY

1966 (Easter),  Queens, NY

1995, Ontario
to be continued:
Part 1 - The Journey
Part 3 - The Gift
Part 4 - The Goodbye


  1. A most sincere thank-you for sharing your brother with me and your other readers. It means so much to me that you were able to attend my nephew's memorial, when your own brother was so very ill.

  2. I was glad to be able to be there. We need our kith and kin to help us overcome these losses in our life.

    Elaine was here for me too, and she cheered me along this journey with her sweet fabric post cards.


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