this last Friday, my precious Aunty Rose passed from this life to the next. She had a couple of very challenging years battling ovarian cancer. It was also challenging because in 2009 we lost her son/my cousin at the very young age of 47 (going on 48).
my Aunt was hilarious. she had a great sense of humor, dramatic flair, and she was always in 'the know' about stuff. she had a great energy and family visits were never boring when she was around. she is survived by my Uncle and two cousins. all of them are great to be around as well. They've got lotsa humor and they are master storytellers.
my memories of them include plenty of laughter, eating good food, shopping at cool deli markets, going down to the southern californian coast, and holiday celebrations.
my Aunt was a devoted believer and i'd like to think that helped during the challenges of the last few years. i can also say that her family's support during these last couple of years was nothing short of inspirational.
Good bye Aunty, Rest in Peace, and God bless you, we'll see you on the other side.
all my love, sonny jim (my nickname from years ago)
my uncle, aunt and i from 30+ years ago