Wednesday, December 06, 2006
On the post before the last one, I mentioned my Uncle Keith. You know, the one that said about putting your finger in your ear.( How many of you tried it?) I feel I should give you a little background on Uncle Keith because he is one of a kind. When we were little he was a very active part of our lives. He is my Mothers brother. He was always bringing his different girlfriends to our house and he always had time to play with my brothers and I. He used to let me drive his car when I was 10! My brothers and I loved him.
The place where we have our cabin is near where Uncle Keith lives. I cant explain his house, my brother says its the type of place you wipe your feet when you leave his house instead of when you enter. Its kinda like a big shed and he always has lots of dogs. I would never eat anything in Uncle Keiths house! Its just too grungy.
He is in his 70's now and he is divorced and lives alone. I would call him a mountain man.Sometimes he walks around his property in his underwear with his gun belt on. And his cowboy boots. Quite a sight. He talks real loud and goes from sentence to sentence, never really finishing one. His favorite attire these days are sweatpants, cowboy boots, and a t shirt. No matter where he goes! Thats dress, casual, whatever....we are just glad he doesnt have his gunbelt on.
He doesnt wear a seatbelt, he doesnt like them. He has been picked up for it, he just tells them he doesnt trust them. And believe me, as fast as he drives he should be wearing a seatbelt. He has a way about him though that everybody likes him. He just does things his way.
He used to be a hard drinkin Marine who was quite the ladies man. He was a great Uncle for a kid to have! He was definitely a better Uncle than he was a husband. He is still close to me and my brothers. When he comes to town he usually stops here to visit my Mother. I am always glad to see him.
We laugh at the stuff he used to do. If I had to describe him I would say he is very "colorful". He hasnt been in the best of health lately which makes me sad. He is like an icon in our family. He can be cussing like a drunken sailor one minute and be ready to give you the shirt of his back the next.
Anybody else have any Uncles or Aunts that are characters? They are the best kind because you will always remember them with a smile on your face.
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