Thanks to everyone for their kind comments regarding my Uncle Vernon. We used to call him "Uncle Brother". I just became aware of this site and have really enjoyed reading them. Between he and his sister - my mother - plus my dad, I was reading at the college level by the 4th grade. He was a generous man with huge joie de vivre. I like to think I got some of that from him. While the world has suffered a loss at his passing, it's nice to know so many people are carrying forth his good work.