My Great-Uncle Leroy Parnell died this weekend. NO not the country singer guy.
Since Dad wasn't around much when I was growing up and also, since his own father died when he was just 15, we never knew much about the Parnell side of the family.
The sad part is that no one called Dad. It's his uncle. He's gone to a cousin's house to find out more details.
I remember seeing him a few times. My Grandfather Parnell and his siblings were very musical. Every time they got together they would pull out their guitars and have a jam session. I saw Uncle Leroy in 91 at a reunion and he placed the guitar for us.
Too bad none of my family has musical skills. Wait, I can play the radio.. I think that sort of counts.