Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A sweet goodbye

 

My 99 year old aunt died Monday.  She was a remarkable woman, who  enjoyed life to the fullest.  She was my father’s sister, and now there is only one sibling out of the ten left. 

Today, I am heading to South Georgia, where I will go visit  Aunt Eloise in a nursing home.  She won’t know me any more, but that is OK.  I sure know and love her. 

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And then tonight there will be a visitation for this special lady, shown above at her 99th birthday party this past July, with the Celebration of Life being conducted tomorrow.

It will be a happy/sad occasion when we see long-time friends and family, reminisce about the past, and promise not to wait so long to see each other again.  Then life gets in the way, and everyone gets too busy, until the next time one of our members is lost to us.  And then we gather again.

Thanks for all the ‘apple salads’ you made this young gal when we came visiting.  You always made me feel special and loved. 

Rest in peace, Aunt Nene.  I love you, and miss you already.

9 comments:

And Miles To Go... said...

I am saddened to hear about your loss. I hope that you have a pleasant visit with your family.

Haley D. said...

Enjoy your time with your family. Keep those sweet memories close. Have a safe trip! We love you!

ivana said...

Dear Sandy...

a sweet good by for your Aunt Nene, riposa in Pace!!!
A big hug for Aunt Eloise!!!
Life gives us pain and joy, smile and sadness!
Have a serene meeting with your relatives!!!!
Hugs!!!

Lisa said...

So sorry for your loss. She looks like a marvelous woman, and not a day over 80 in that picture, hard to believe she was 99! What a life lived.

Enjoy the visit, safe travels.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I'm sorry for your loss. 99 years old? Now I know where you get your youthful genes. HUgs...

Enjoy your time with family...

Barb said...

She was 99 in that photo? Goodness, how beautiful and youthful!

I'm sorry for your loss. Enjoy the family time.

Big hugs :]

Joy said...

Travel safely, know that our thoughts and prayers go with you.
And hugs...

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry honey. It's so difficult to lose those near and dear to our hearts and lives. I can so relate.

Have a safe trip and hug all your family and friends extra big. Big hug coming from cold California. :)

Linda said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved aunt; may she rest in peace in between flying with the angels.

Safe travels to you and yours.