Sunday, December 28, 2008


"Dogs with no master"

These are my late Uncle Kent's two golden labs. Kent Rubens, my father's brother, passed away unexpectedly this November from a brain aneurysm. He was a very well respected lawyer who served in the Arkansas legislature. His memorial service was well attended by officials and well-wishers from all over the Land of Opportunity.

I've heard many stories of Kent's legislative and legal antics and pranks. One such tale was related to me by President Clinton when I asked him if he knew my uncle. He laughed and told that while he was governor and my uncle was in the legislator, Kent bogged down some homophobic anti-sodomy legislation by trying to attach a clause that would make it illegal for legislators to commit adultery. Oh the irony.

Grammy, my paternal grandmother, passed just two weeks after her eldest son. It was a sad November.

Here's hoping for a more healthful 2009.

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