Uncle Al passes away

This blog entry is about Uncle Al.  It has affected Mom considerably though, so I’m posting it here.

I got a message from cousin Sherry Aust today that uncle Al Johnston passed away. We thought it was this morning, on his 90th birthday, but it was actually last night. He called Phil Harder, his friend, and 911. By the time they got there, he was lying on his bed and had already passed away. He was 89 – born July 4, 1927 – died one day before his 90th.

I was going to go see him again this year. I went last year, and we had a good visit and a lot of fun.