Top left: In our family, Coke is always IT! Top center: My mom holds her cake before we cut it. Bottom center: Mary Anne chows down on her cake. They try to say she can't feed herself. Hmmm... maybe she doesn't like the food?
A couple of weeks after my mom's birthday, on April 6th, we observed the 26th anniversary of my brother Arthur's death. It seems that it never gets easier to deal with this loss, but this year I was honored to share a tribute to my brother with my genea-family, and, because one of his old friends ran across it on the web, many of his former classmates and neighborhood friends read it also, and several have been kind enough to contact me since reading it. Hearing from my brother's former friends (and girlfriends) did my heart glad, and made me feel closer to him than ever since we went to heaven.
Photo above left: This picture was taken by my genea-friend, Angela Walton-Raji. Here, I'm opening the file of William Green.
(My daughter is third from left, in the light-pink shirt.)
All in all, my aunt ended up having a wonderful, joyous, surprising 90th birthday weekend! She shared it by with most of those whom she holds dear, either by phone, card, or in person. Though preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, and most of her cousins, she feels "blessed to be here" and I feel blessed to have her.
There's even more, but this post is too long...
Thanks for reading,