Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Good Bye - Dear Great Auntie

My Great Aunt passed away early Monday morning.  She was a loving aunt to 5 nieces and nephews, 6 great nieces & nephews & 3 great-greats.  While the end was not unexpected and she was blessed with a full and long life, we are all still very sad. 

I have wonderful memories of her and playing with a set of three brown and gold pitchers when we'd visit.  I will always associate fruit cocktail with her and my other Great Aunt, collectively they were know as "The Aunts".  The sisters spent many years living together, each other's constant companion.  I think we are all more than a little concerned about how my remaining Great Aunt will carry on.  But for now, we are taking a moment to reflect upon, remember, and celebrate with love our Aunt, who up until now was a constant presence in all our lives.

I will be offline for a majority of the remainder of the week  Between this and Brad being off on one of his rare business trips I'll have my hands full.  I will check in periodically but if it takes longer than usual to get a response, I hope you will understand the delay.


5 Friends Said:

Mikaila said...

Katie, I'm sorry for your loss. Isn't it crazy that even though we know death will happen soon, it still hurts so much? I am glad you have so many fun memories to share about your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you today.


Linda said...

My condolences, Katie. That generation was/is the salt of the earth....Lin

School Sparks Renee said...

Just sending my condolences. I'm sure your fond memories of this special lady will be comforting at this time. Renee

Maryann D. said...

So sorry for your loss. I also lost a dear Aunt last week. She was 90 and also had a nice long life, but I do understand how sad it is.
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Jenny said...

I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. I will keep your other Aunt in my prayers as well.

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