Wonderful Women of the Family

Don’t ask me why, but I really wanted to share a remembrance of all of my aunts.

Aunt Lu: My dad’s oldest sister. Was strong and fearless and driven. She became a doctor back in the 1930s and went on to help build a medical foundation.

Aunt Helen: Recently passed away at age 95. She was shy, opinionated, stubborn, and loved her family more than anything else. Dad’s middle sister.

Aunt Alice: I did a wonderful road trip with her from New Orleans up to Arkansas. We laughed til it hurt, played games every evening, and constantly drank iced tea. Dad’s youngest sister.

Aunt Mary Lou: Mom’s sister. She loved to have fun, and was an absolute wizard at making absolutely anything. We lost her far too soon.

Aunt Dorothy: I remember her visiting us in San Diego – working on her tan out on the back deck. She was a beauty. Not sure she ever recovered from losing one of her sons.

Aunt Mary Ann: The aunt I spent less time around than the others but my memories of her were of someone who was kind, loved my mom (her sister-in-law) and her kids.

I miss them all and wish I had had far more years with each of them.

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