This week past my Uncle Doug passed away. He had been in the hospital for a while due to complications of surgery.
He was a straightforward man, a bit rough in character but honest. I liked him and respected him though I can't really say we were terribly close. I admired his ability to say things that he thought, without any velvet gloves. He didn't seem to care if anybody else agreed. One tough character and a great man. I find that his death has hit me much harder than I might expect. Sometimes you don't really know how you feel about people until they're no longer there.
Godspeed, Doug. I'll see you later on.