Category Archives: family

Guncles Day

I learned last year that the second Sunday of August is Gay Uncles Day, or Guncles Day.

So, happy Guncles Day to me.

Photos of me being a gay uncle:

Postcard Monday: my first post card

I found a trove of postcards in a box in the basement, one that has moved with me several times.  I don’t know when I got them, but they were pretty musty.

And I have enough new fodder now for at least a year of #PostcardMonday!

This is the old card I found in my own scratchy scrawl.  I was eight years old, soon to turn nine.  I wrote this card to my sisters who were staying with G-ma in Adrian, whilst I was with my beloved Aunt Esther in Columbia.  At some point, I went to Jefferson City to stay with Aunt Margaret and my cousins.


1961. With G-ma Ruth on the steps of my parents’ residence hall at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminar.
Clockwise from lower left: Aunt Esther (now 98); my maternal grandmother Ruth Blocher; their brother Emery Gutshall; their brother Clyde Gutshall

My maternal grandmother Ruth Blocher would be 112 years old today.  She lived until the age of 93 and four days, and died 19 years ago this week, on my birthday.

May her soul, and those of all the faithful  departed, Rest In Peace.