Dear Aunt Honey,
Well, the time has come to say goodbye for now. I miss your yearly trips to Arizona, and the way we would sit at night and watch movies with my Mom and Dad and Aunt Marie. I miss your optimism. I miss your non-judgmental character, and the way you always put yourself in someone else’s position rather than finding fault. You are one of the most optimistic people I have ever met.
That being said, if someone ever wronged your or anyone you loved, they’d better watch out; you’d let them have it!
I miss the way you always went out of your way to make people feel good; how you went down to the Senior Center faithfully, to bingo and gabfest…
I miss how adaptable you were to most any given situation. There was a plan, but if circumstances changed and it didn’t pan out, you carried on with plan B.
I miss your macaroni and cheese, and your baked beans, and your custard…oh, and the Gingerbread at Christmas time…
I miss how you would be telling a story and would burst into a fit of giggling as you envisioned something funny; as if you were reliving it all over again. Sometimes you would laugh so hard you would snort…
Going way back, I miss the times when you, Uncle Pete, Uncle Tigie and whoever else was there would sit and play music at night. I miss the times I would stay with you and my cousins in Mount Kisco during the summer. I wonder if you ever knew that Clifford would smuggle cookies out of the kitchen by making believe he was full and “holding” his stomach? We would then go eat them in the living room!
I feel sad for my cousins Sheryl and Clifford and their children and their children, as I know how rough it is to lose parents and grandparents. And my Uncle Bub; he is the last sibling. Even though we all have to go through it, it leaves us with an empty spot: It makes us older.
The thing that I am happy about, and do not miss, is the suffering you endured towards the end of your life. I am glad that is over for you. I find some comfort in the fact that you are reunited with your sisters, my Mom and Aunt Marie, Uncle Pete and his brothers, my Dad, Aunt Tam, Cousin Eddie, Aunt Mary and Uncle John, Uncle Allen, Uncle Wilbur and Aunt Jane,… the list goes on…
Goodbye for now; you will be missed until we meet again.
I love you.
It is with my most heart felt condolences that I must mark Shirley's passing. She was like a second mother to me and I will never forget her many kindnesses. I'm afraid with the passing of a generation that so much becomes lost to us. Time to carry that torch forward. Heaven has a new angel that must I'm sure....
We have truly lost a most lovely lady. I hope she is blessed with an abundance of oatmeal raisin cookies in heaven. Rest in peace Shirley. You will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family.
So sorry for your lossSheryl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let the wonderful memories be your source of strength.
Sheryl, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know how close you were to your mom.
Love, Lucy and Paul
Sorry for ur loss she was a wonderful lady I really enjoyed taking care of her