Saturday, March 26, 2011

Too Late

I received an email from my brother last nite that my Aunt Claire had passed away. I hadn't yet gotten a package mailed off to her and now it is too late.

This picture was taken in 1970 while at a family picnic. My Aunt Dot, on the left, and from the back forward, Aunt Claire, Aunt Betty and Mammaw. They are all gone now.

Today was spent cleaning up after the storm. A layer of dust covered everything inside and both balconies have a carpet of sand. There's still much to do but it will have to wait.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Peace & blessings, Tammy

23 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

I'm so sorry about your Aunt, Tammy...wishing you much peace in your heart today, dear friend...

Julie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Tammy I am very sorry to hear this news about your Aunt. It has to be even harder since you live so far away.
I hope you do find some peace honey.'
Love
Maggie

Marilyn said...

My sincere condolences Tammy. It must be hard for you, so far away...but I am sure they all knew you loved them. Take care of yourself...
M

Rizzi said...

MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOUR AUNT CLAIRE, AND YOU. SO SORRY, I KNOW IT IS SO HARD TO HAVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE PASS AWAY.
YOUR STORM SOUNDS HORRIBLE, ALL THAT CLEAN UP. TAKE CARE,
RIZZI

Kathleen said...

Tammy, so sorry to hear this, a sad time for you and yours, my condolences.

Serena said...

I'm so sorry about your Aunt Claire, Tammy. A sad time but it must give you comfort to know your Aunt is reunited with her husband now. My sincere condolences to you and the family ~ xo

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, isn't it amazing how we look at old photos and everyone in them is no longer with us? That's why I rarely, if ever, look at my 54+ photo albums! Even looking at photos of my kids as babies makes me sad. Their childhoods are gone now, too, you know? Just call me a sentimental marshmallow. :)

My dearest condolences to you over your Aunt's death. There's a lesson in that for all of us. DON'T WAIT TO DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE ELSE. By the time we get around to it, it may, indeed, be too late.

Thanks for sharing, Tammy. Good luck with the sand clean-up. Susan

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Keep those happy memories of your Aunt close to you Tammy. Lots of love Julie.

Diane said...

Deepest sympathy to you Tammy. I wish you peace and love and may God hold you close at this time. I'm glad the storm's over. Diane

summersundays-jw said...

My last living aunt recently died just short of her 100th b'day. What's really scary is I am now part of the "older generation". Hope you have wonderful memories of all of yours. Good luck with all your dust & sand. We're having really cold weather again. Jan

Elaine said...

We never like heaaring the sad news of a family member or friend passing.. Hugs to you.

Bettyann said...

I am very sorry to hear about the death of your dear Aunt..take care..good thoughts are going out to you..

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,

I'm so sorry that you lost your aunt. It's hard getting older as we lose our loved ones. How nice that you have so many memories of her. I hope your skies are clearing up and the boys are back home with you.

Warmly,
Sharon

Anonymous said...

I know you feel bad that the package did not get a chance to get to your aunt, but maybe you could still send it to your cousin. I love knowing that they were thinking of you recently, and I am sure she would appreciate your package right now. Hold onto the memories from that picture. Family ties are the best ones out there!!

Thinking of you,

Renee

Sheila R said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. You and your family are in my prayers.

blessedmom's simple home said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Tammy. Your family is in my prayers.
Blessings,
Marcia

Kate said...

Tammy
Sending you much love and prayers during the loss of your aunt. Hope fully your memories will relieve some of your sorrow.

much love
Kate

June said...

It is so hard to lose those we have loved for so long. I pray that you will feel comfort at this time Tammy. I am sure that your aunt left you with many lovely memories and they must be a gift in this time of grieving her loss.
sending hugs

The English Romantic said...

So sorry to here about your Aunt Tammy. I have a picture of my Mum and her sisters, it makes me sad to look at it.
Warm hugs, Angela.x

Phyllis said...

Hi Tammy,

Losing loved ones is always so hard. My thoughts are with you.

A Cottage Muse said...

So sorry Tammy...my thoughts are with you. Sending you a hug across the miles!

vicki said...

Hi Tammy- I am sorry for the loss of your beloved Aunt. It must be especially hard for you since you are so far away. As we get older- these losses happen more often- it isn't easy. I hope you find peace with this loss of a loved family member--
Vicki

Claus said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Tammy. But you'll always have your aunts in your heart. They will live forever there!

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