Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Uncle Chuck 6/29/1928 - 8/12/2014

Today we gathered in Mid West City, Oklahoma with the Austin family to celebrate the home going of Uncle Chuck.  The ceremony as well as the graveside service was lovely - he was given full military honors -
 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.

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