My sister, Joan of Daddy's Roses, wrote a beautiful tribute to the kid (left) who made me an uncle back in the days of "Camelot". I heartily concur with Joan's sentiments on this topic! (I couldn't resist polishing the old pic a little with iPhoto).
While you're visiting Daddy's Roses, Joan will tickle you with this "stupid" post.
By the way, Joan and her hubby are in the midst of joining the re-accumulation of our dispersed tribe to the promised land, here among the seven hills of Rome. There are six houses of us here now. There's room for more -- Jan, Carol, David, Lyn?