Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Uncle Bók Chuka

My Uncle Bók Chuka
We received a sweet email from my uncle Bryan last evening,
and thought I'd share it with everyone.

Bryan is my dad's little brother, and the last remaining male Malcontent older than I,
as his only son/my older cousin, Skip ( yes, I Get the pun.... ) died in 2000.
He's a divorced, retired Obstetrician, living in Mena, Arkansas,
and has beaten one "family curse", by surpassing the age of 60. Bryan is 68.
He calls himself "Bók Chuka", which in Choctaw is "Lake House",
for his cool little cottage on a really serene, Mena city lake.

His email:
One Door Closes..
Another Opens..

Revelations 3:8

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go.

Only 1 of 2 things will happen - either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. If you believe, send it. If you don't believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.. If you need God to open some doors for you...send this to ten people. Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing...

Ten or more of you friends should expect this in your emails soon.

In the tornado which hit Mena around three+ weeks ago, Bokchuka's house was badly damaged by uprooted, flying trees and debris,
breaking out windows and knocking over his "Tohukha", his work (area) shed, where he created custom, stained glass windows.
He was lucky- four died in that Mena tornado. The downtown area was destroyed.

While we've talked about many things personal, such as his brother's suicide,
I have never shared with Uncle Bók Chuka that I maintain this Internet bloggie,
mainly because he's a life-long, Blue-dog Democrat.
Maybe it's time....?

We haven't seen Bók Chuka since our wedding in December-
I/We need to bring him over for a good long, weekend visit,
to our Sardis Bók Chuka.


Jungle Mom said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of him with us. The email was certainly priceless. I admire a family that where the generations are respected.
So glad he was spared in the storms. My family in WVA is having a rough time right now as many were flooded and have had their bridges washed out. That means they have no access to the roads and towns and no electricity for the most part. This is when the family really comes together to help one another tho.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

The fact that your uncle is a "life-long Blue-Dog Democrat", it is nice that you don't hold it against him. After all, we can't all be perfect,lol.

By all means, have him over for a good long weekend visit. If you don't, you may regret it later. Who knows what family gems and secrets you may learn, not to mention the joy of spending time with family.

By the way, thanks for the email about One Door Closes...Another Opens. I have already sent it on to eight friends and family so far.