Monday, April 28, 2008

2 years~

2 years ago on April 26, 2006 our dear friend and "adopted" Uncle Mallory S. Boyes passed away.

We still miss him... his laughter, his loving care not only for his family but for people in general. We miss him at church (he came almost every Lord's day), and then after services he would usually come and spend the afternoon here in our home, eating, laughing, enjoying serious discussions with his long time friend (from H.S. days) David. We miss him at all of the Kautt-Kautt-Knowles family events, he came to almost all of them.

We are very thankful for all of the wonderful memories we still cherish of him. He has gone on to his reward, and those who knew him and are left behind are left with a large hole in their hearts... one with his name on it.

His biological family ran a tribute in the Dallas Morning News either Saturday or Sunday (yesterday). Hopefully we can get a copy from Grandpa, and then scan it and post it.

The tribute below was written by Mom (a.k.a. Julia) for Grandpa & Grandma's 50th wedding Anniversary album. Mal was like their 3 son.

Like a son, a brother – my friend,
You were to our family.
You departed this darksome world,
Some say, prematurely.
Our Sovereign Lord,
Knowing beginning from end,
Called you to your reward.
Now you receive His measure,
According to His Word.
We remember the hours
We spent with you:
Meals shared, one-liners,
Ballgames watched and played;
Bouncing little ones on your legs,
Kautt clan milestones –
You were there with a placid face.
Music, laughter, old t.v. shows,
Theological talks, concern for friends.
We are so sad, for now all those
Good times have come to an end.

We miss you, Mal.
The void you left cannot be filled.
Julia Kautt 2006

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