April 19, 2004

Rebecca, Uncle Mark and Grandma Rummelhart

RebeccaHappy 11th Birthday to my niece and goddaughter Rebecca, who lives in nearby Lakeside with her mom, dad, and older sister.

Mark RummelhartIn sadder family news, the memorial service for my mother's brother, J. Mark Rummelhart, who passed away on April 5, also was scheduled for today. Inurnment was to be at Roselawn Cemetery in Weslaco, Texas. Uncle Mark would have been 83 on the 24th. After I placed this picture of him here on my web page two weeks ago, Mark's daughter Paula told me, "He loved tinkering with his Mac and would have been tickled pink to know that millions can see him and his red suspenders on the Internet!"

Today also marks the 115th anniversary of the birth of Clara (Florang) Rummelhart -- mother of my mom and Uncle Mark and eight other children, grandmother to me, and great-grandmother of Rebecca. Clara was born April 19, 1889, in Iowa, and died February 4, 1964, in Texas.

Posted at 5:04 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam