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@sallypup (18769)
Moses Lake, Washington
September 12, 2017 12:16am CST
Bear with me, please. This going on old poet is in a bit of shock. And yet, my brain knew it was coming. My elderly aunt is gone. Two of my sisters contacted me today. I was out in the warm sun, dealing with dogs and showing my hubby a little sports track. My phone rang from inside my pocket. Its the end of an era. Trite and true. Fits like a glove. Auntie and Uncle had owned a machine shop. They kept distant from us poor relations though they have given us all Christmas money. Uncle had a small houseboat. Not a fancy yacht but a nice enough house boat. He loved the waters down in the Florida area. Their daughter lives there now. Auntie has been frail for years. I believe the excellent care that money pays for kept her going- at one point she probably weighed 70 pounds. Not joking. So she's gone. My Mom doesn't remember who my auntie is. She does not connect the dots that says: Oh. My brother's wife has just died and gone on. There has been so little contact with these people in my life. And yet I will have to keep in mind that Auntie should not be on this year's Christmas Tale list. I will not forget her encouragement; her telling me to submit my work to the New Yorker. She meant that and I appreciated it. Goodbye, Aunt Y. Sail on.....
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• Lakewood, Colorado
13 Sep
Dear beloved Auntie, so sorry to hear this Lenore.
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@sallypup (18769)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Sep
@TiarasOceanView Thanks. How to say this? Auntie and Uncle were tons richer than us. They acted the part and that kept us from really getting to know them.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Sep
@sallypup Oh dear, I know how that is Lenore..have something similar..how sad.
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@sallypup (18769)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Sep
@TiarasOceanView Its funny how money does things to people. Their grandkids are so preppy looking, like mini business men.
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@RubyHawk (18954)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Sep
I'm Sorry about the loss of your aunt. Even if You didn't know her well it's sad to lose a family member.
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@LeaPea2417 (12803)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Sep
I am sorry to read this, may she RIP.
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@khalif85 (344)
• Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
12 Sep
So sorry for your loss. Be strong.
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@subhra45 (12)
12 Sep
very bad news,R.I.P.
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@Platespinner (16822)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
12 Sep
So sorry for your family's loss.
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@peachpurple (4480)
• Malaysia
12 Sep
Sorry, do accept my condolence
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15 Sep
its interesting
15 Sep
yes yes