My feelings this morning are a mixture of sadness & disappointment. Sadness, because I received news yesterday that my Aunt Maurice, at 93 years old, has passed away. And disappointment, because I had hoped to be able to go & visit with her this past year.
Her family & mine were close when I was growing up, as she & her husband got married on the same day that my parents did. And, I remember purchasing my very first car from her husband, my Uncles James, who looked very much like my Dad.
I also have wonderful memories of our families being at Grandmother’s home on Christmas Day & of watching our Grandmother open box after box of chocolate covered cherries – her favorite candy. Thankfully, those moments have been captured on home videos, & Maurice would always try to hide or turn away when my Dad got out the family movie camera. She is the last member of my Grandmother Phillips’ children/spouses to pass away.
I took this picture of everyone several years ago, Maurice is the one shown in the photo holding onto a walker. What a blessing she was to so many.