One of my favorite Aunts passed away yesterday morning. She was fighting a battle with cancer
and cancer won. In this picture she is the third from the right in the back row.
My Dad is the one in the back left with the hat. he is the only adult in this picture
that is left. She was his sister and had no children.
(I am in the front on the left with my hat and purse and red shoes) LOL
My Aunt loved to crochet and paint and knew a ton about plants and flowers.
She taught me a lot about them. She was always teaching me something.
Her Mom, my Grandmother, died before I was born but I knew her
through my Aunt. She would tell family history stories so that
we would know our heritage. she gave me her tatted hanky that her mom mad for her
when she was in my Mom and Dads wedding. I want to make something
special out of that.
At one point in her life she lived in TX. I never visited her there but she would tell
about the baby sheep being born and the pretty bluebonnet flowers.
then she moved to NH. She is the one I started the 12 days of Christmas for
and she loved it. all her friends would call her to see what gift each day
would bring. it was fun.
she was a funny woman. if you called and she wasn;t home
you may hear a funny answering message like I am out catching the chickens.
(she had no chickens) she would make it rhymn. that was another thing
we have in common. I love to write poems and so did she.
I will miss talking to her and finding out the latest bear story of bears
on her property.
She didnt want any services so we wont be able to say our last goodbyes
but instead wants to be cremated and spread on the mountains.
I will miss you Tia Jo
until we meet again.................
some flowers for you and say Hi to my Mom for me.