Sunday, August 28, 2011

Unexpected St. Simons trip

We've been in St. Simons since Wednesday, although it has not been a trip for fun - we've been to two funerals this week. Matt's Uncle Bob passed away last Saturday. We had just seen him a few weeks ago - he came to Will's 2nd birthday party and ran in the 4th of July 5k with us. Bob was a journalist and his writings appeared regularly in major newspapers. He retired to St. Simons a few years ago and has been writing for local publications. He also wrote a book a couple of years ago. You can read his full obituary here.

The Dart Brothers - Bill, Bob, and Don, with Matt and his cousin Rob (Bob's son)

We also lost Matt's grandmother, G-mom, who was his grandmother on his mom's side. She had lived with Matt's mom Cathy for several years. Cathy learned how to decorate cakes from her mom - and Matt's mom is a VERY talented cake decorator! The funeral for G-mom was in Cocoa Beach, FL yesterday. Shortly after Matt and I started dating in high school, I went to Cocoa Beach with him and his family to visit G-mom.

Both G-mom and Uncle Bob will be very missed!


Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

i checked here a few hours ago and was going to send a comment harassing you for a new post and was pleasantly surprised when i saw this! This is a really sweet post. Thank you! i bet both Rob and Jennifer will want these pictures. Uncle Bob looks so happy and i love the picture with Matt and G-mom! thank you! xxoo lulu

Candice said...[Reply to comment]

I am so sorry to hear about this. Ya'll are in my thoughts and prayers.

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