these are some of the pics I captured:
|Charles Edward Austin AKA Uncle Chuck|
|My cousin Cathy receiving the flag while my cousin Carolyn looks on|
This is the poem that was included in his memorial service handout entitled - I'm Free
Don't grieve for me for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found that peace at close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much, good friends, good times a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time has seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me God wanted me now He set me free.