This week, Heaven welcomed home a wonderful man. Those of us that are lucky enough to call him Uncle Max, have fond memories of his generosity and kindness towards our grandparents, parents and ourselves. I remember looking forward to his visits at Christmas because we knew he would be bringing us a delicious box of chocolate turtles! Oftentimes, he would bring grandpa with him so they could be with us on Christmas Day!! I was impressed with how he treated Grandpa with such kindness and was such an attentive son helping grandpa open his presents, fill his dinner plate, get dressed, etc. Early in our marriage, Robert and I were lucky enough to have Uncle Max and my parents join us on a trip to Hawaii. What a great time we had!! I remember how fun it was for me to discover how funny Uncle Max was! He always made me laugh. But it was especially fun to see him sit back and watch us enjoy the land and the people that he loved and served as a missionary. He was so proud of Hawaii and enjoyed showing it off to us and sharing stories about his time on a mission. Family reunions were always a treat for the nieces and nephews as we put our name on a ticket and crossed our fingers that our name would be drawn out to receive one of Uncle Max's generous gifts! I was fortunate to receive one of the trips and I will forever cherish the time that our family spent strengthing our ties as we once again enjoyed beautiful Hawaii!!! Uncle Max always made me feel important and loved. Every time I saw him, he would take time to ask about my health and about my family. I remember a few times he would call me out of the blue to check on me and see how my heart was doing. I really appreciate that! Thank you Uncle Max!!! You are loved and will be missed!