Memories of Uncle John.

Here is, quite possibly, the last picture taken of my Uncle John Monaghan, Jr before his death. This was the Monday after Father's day and he gave my father, brothers and I a personal tour of the USS Constitution, where he worked as a rigger and craftsman.

That's my oldest brother to the far left (back to camera), my Uncle John in the yellow hard hat, My father to the right of him and my middle brother on the far right looking up at the fighting top of the mainmast. What a day that was!

I head out for his funeral this afternoon. Uncle John was healthy, happy and loved. We all should be so lucky.


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