Friday, December 23, 2011

Feeling very sad tonight. My Aunt Susie passed away this afternoon. I wasn't prepared for this. Aunt Susie was a pistol!—beautiful, clever, vivacious and full of life. She was the adored baby of the Howard family, sister of my father and my Uncle Bill, who left us only a couple weeks ago. She had the kindest heart, the biggest smile, the most glorious laugh and a wicked sense of humor. Everyone loved Susie. The world is not as warm and bright and fun without her. I couldn't bear the agony she was suffering this past week, but I can hardly bear the thought of her gone from us.

All my aunts and uncles are gone now. I am now the oldest living member of that part of my family.

21 comments:

  1. Hugs and prayers coming your way. It's sad, so sad. My father died on Christmas Day, five years ago and there is such emptiness. Remember all the good times and holidays...

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  2. I am sorry for your loss. Hold her in your heart and share your memories with your children and g'children. In other words, pass her on to future generations. Love, Del

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  3. So sorry for you Terry. I am glad you had a break with your DH. This week.
    I will be keeping you in my thoughts. My sister died at Christmas time in 2008. I still see things - especially around Christmas - that I start to think I should email her and tell her about.
    Sandy in the UK

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  4. So sorry for your loss Terry, my thoughts are with you and your family
    Carol

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  5. I'm sad for your family's loss, Terry. Hugs to you.

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  6. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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  7. So sorry for your family's loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  8. What a blow!! My sincere condolences.

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  9. It is quite a responsibility being the oldest member of your family. It's up to you to gather the memories and stories and pass them on to the younger generation.
    I am sorry about your Aunt Susie's passing.

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  10. What an emotional couple of weeks you've had Terry. I'm hoping Christmas surrounded by family bring some joy back.

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  11. I'm so sorry for your losses, and hope you are surrounded by love and family this Christmas. Del is right, pass on their love and your memories to the next generations.

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  12. I'm so sorry. It's hard to loose special people.

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  13. It is always hard when someone you love passes on, but especially so when they were vivacious. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. (Being the oldest is not fun)

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  14. Sorry for your loss (and the whole family's). Hugs.

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  15. I'm sorry for your loss Terry.

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  16. So, so sorry Terry. It is shocking to wake up and realize that we are the elders in the family, that our history resides in ourselves. Blessings to you.

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  17. Nothing to add, except that it's a real shock to be the eldest rather than among a flock of youngers.

    Hugs.

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  18. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Oh Terry, I am so sorry. What sad news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Beth

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  19. I am so sorry for your loss, Terry. I can't imagine how you are feeling, to have two loved ones pass away in the same month. My heart goes out to you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  20. My condolences, sweetie. So much loss this month...

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