Cousin Eddie Whispered In My Ear

It was Christmas Eve at Great-Grandma and Grandpa Keck’s house. The entire clan was there – great-aunts, great-uncles, second cousins, aunts, uncles, cousins, mom, dad, me, my sisters. But when we talked about this side of the family, we were all just aunts, uncles, and cousins. Christmas Eve was the biggest family soiree of the…
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Donald Arthur Kradel On Christmas Eve

[singlepic id=7 w=340 float=center] My Dad having a singular contemplative moment on Christmas Eve at his Grandma and Grandpa Keck’s. I think he was 18 years old in this photo. In this photo: Donald Arthur Kradel

Edward Lewis: 1955 – 1991

December 11 1955 – August 21, 1991 Cousin Eddie is what I called him. He was two years older than I and he was my father’s cousin. When we were kids, we were best friends, or at least I thought so. When Edward was eight or nine, he wanted to be a Rocket Scientist when…
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