Tuesday, February 24, 2015

sad day

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.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

So sad for your loss - many gentle hugs.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am sorry for your loss. Your Aunt sounds like a truly remarkable woman. How great that you had an opportunity to learn from her.

Kat said...

So sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful woman and I'm glad you have those amazing memories to comfort you during this difficult time.

Julierose said...

Oh my sincere condolences--it is hard losing someone so close in your heart. I hope your memories of her will reside in your heart and warm you in the days to come...hugsx2 Julierose

sunny said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You obviously have some very special memories of Tia Jo, and she will always be close to your heart. You've written a beautiful tribute.

Patrica said...

It's always so hard to say good-bye but it sounds as if yo have wonderful memories of you beloved Aunt. Hugs from me and hold her in your heart.

barbara woods said...

hate that Dawn, she sounds like a great lady