My mother, sister and I drove to Viney Grove/Prairie Grove, Arkansas this week to pay our final respects to Great Aunt Clorine, the wife of my father's uncle.
She confided in me years later that she regretted giving me that machine, because she never did learn to like her new one!
Aunt Clorine was a sweet, pretty lady. She and Uncle Gene were married 67 years. Bless his heart, he is going to miss her so much.
We'll miss you, Aunt Clorine. Rest well.
P.S. Last year I wrote a short post about attending the funeral of my cousin's husband. I mentioned that he was a well known boys basketball coach. I saw their joint headstone this week, while attending Aunt Clorine's funeral. I didn't mention earlier that my cousin is also a well known girls basketball coach. This headstone perfectly reflects their love of the game and it made us all smile.
Yes, death is serious and sad, but the remembering doesn't have to be!