What a sad day

          frances.jpg      My aunt passed away in January 2007.  

                                               It was such a sad time. 

When I was in High School, she and her family lived across the street from the school.  My brother and I went to their house in the afternoons, until my mom could come pick us up.  They were so good to us, and their house was our second home.  She always had something to eat and it was never too much trouble for her and her husband to look after us when my mom had meetings or had to work late.  In happy or sad times, she was the first relative to arrive to share in our happiness or grief.  She was the one who took me to the town where I had my first teaching job.  She was also the one who opened her home to me when I gave birth to my daughter.  I stayed with her for two weeks prior to having my daughter, and we went to Tyger Valley almost everyday.  She cooked the most delicious food and when my daughter grew up, the first things she always asked for when we visited my aunt, was pancakes.  She always made time for us and we could always count on her.

I miss her.  I do not think that I realize that I will not see her again, but I know that when we visit South Africa, I will realize that I won’t ever get the chance to visit her. 

She leaves behind 3 wonderful children, a beautiful granddaughter and caring ex-husband.  She also leaves behind fond memories.  She was such a happy, giving lady, always ready with a smile!             

Published in: on April 2, 2007 at 10:42 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I remember her face. She always used to smile. It is so sad and I am so sorry for your loss. It is beautiful to read the wonderful memories you have of her. She will always be in your heart. The smell of pancakes will flood you with fond memories of your loving aunt.

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