Vintage Photo Friday
More sad news for the Bloom family. My Uncle Hi passed away this week, on his 90th birthday. He had been ill for awhile. Uncle Hi and Aunt Betty moved to San Diego around 20 years ago to live closer to their grandchildren. They used to live near us in Beverlywood. I would run into both of them around the neighborhood all the time.
Hi and George with Mort in the background - 1926
We always celebrated Chanukah at Hi's and Betty's house. This was a major production. Uncle Hi would make an elaborate ceremony of lighting the menorah candles and then giving all of us our gifts and calling out our names, one by one. He really infused our get-togethers with tons of fun and laughter.
In the past seven years, since my Dad, George, passed away, everytime I would speak to Uncle Hi on the phone, I'd hear George's voice in Hi's. They had the same tone and timbre to their voices. Sigh.
Uncle Hi was also interested in our family's genealogy. He researched and created a chart of family members and was the keeper of many of our family's photos. We all owe a lot to Uncle Hi for maintaining our family stories and history. We will surely miss you, sweet Uncle Hi.