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Friday June 22nd 2018, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

I know I forgot something, I always do…

Everybody needs an Aunt Bonnie. A wise and kind and gentle soul who never said a single negative thing about anybody and who was always the first to volunteer to do whatever you needed for whatever reason.

Who met my uncle when they played in the symphony together.

Who taught me by her patience that I could laugh off–or at least not get mad at my big brother for egging on his cousins to tease me with him.

The cook who taught me, as a child visiting from across the country on that trip that yes, I actually not only do like salmon, I love it and would never forget how the sunshine lit it up as we ate and how it made her cooking so pretty.

The woman who laughed when she remembered my first anniversary–and I didn’t, till she reminded me. (Speaking of which, next week…) It’s been an in-joke between us for 38 years.

The aunt who did this.

There will be music. There will be memories. There will be cousins. There will be love and laughter and more love and I can’t wait to see them and celebrate her life with them. We all have so many stories to share.

I suppose we could have Richard guest-write my blog while I’m away. (He worked from 8:15 am yesterday to 11 pm, dinner aside. Work is crazy right now.) Or not. It’s just an overnighter. See you all soon.

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Sorry for your loss. Enjoy the family time. I, too, had an Aunt Bonnie. She always treated me with love and kindness, as if I were her own daughter.

Comment by Anne 06.22.18 @ 2:08 pm

It’s so hard to lose people like that, but so wonderful to have had them. I’m sorry for your loss. Safe travels.

Comment by ccr in MA 06.22.18 @ 5:38 pm

Sorry for our losses. I had an Aunt Marie.

Comment by Barbara 06.22.18 @ 7:30 pm

Thinking of you and your family. Sounds like it will be a celebration of a life well lived. I, too, have an very special Aunt Bonnie.

Comment by DebbieR 06.23.18 @ 7:46 am

A life well-lived; special.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 06.23.18 @ 3:02 pm

Sorry for you loss and grateful she passed in your lives.

Safe travels!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 06.23.18 @ 3:31 pm

Oh, your aunt sounds like she was the person I’d like to be. How wonderful to have her in your life; even though she is gone from our plane, I know her influence and your relationship remain.

Comment by twinsetellen 06.25.18 @ 7:43 am

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