In Memory of Uncle Bob

July 24, 2012 — 2 Comments

Of the 48,000 quilt panels on display this week in Washington D.C., the upper right-hand corner of this one is in memory of Bob Doyle, my uncle. Known later in his life as Patrick –  he died of AIDS in 1989.

The fact that we’ve come so far in the HIV/AIDS fight is bittersweet to those of us who lost loved ones in the years before treatments were available.

Picture of a section of the AIDS quilt with Patrick Doyle's Square

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2 responses to In Memory of Uncle Bob

  1. 

    Thought I left a comment…I apologize if this is a duplicate. I haven’t checked my Reader in months…just popped on Twitter and caught your post tweet. Love that your sharing your thoughts again. Cheers to Uncle Bob…Patrick. xo to you.

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      broadthinking July 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      We are soooooooooo overdue for a chat. I’m thinking you need to decamp for an Austin getaway since it doesn’t look like I’ll be up your way anytime soon. Miss you!

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