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My Aunt Iris

My sister called me last night to inform me that my Aunt Iris (my father's sister) has passed away. I don't know much in the way of details; she wasn't sick as far as I know, but as she was eighty-mumble years old, it's not exactly what you'd call a surprise either. But she was bright and perky until the end.

I'll miss her; getting to visit with her was always a genuine pleasure. She had both a warm heart and a sharp wit -- while she could be devastatingly funny, she was never mean, and I've always admired and tried to emulate that. I once told her that she was the only relative I had who really understood me -- in response to which she promptly folded up a straw wrapper and stuffed it in my ear. :)

She left behind a clan of children and grandchildren who adored her, and I'm sure they'll all miss her even more than I do. But she had a good life, well-lived.

So thanks for making the world a much better place, Aunt Iris. We'll all miss you.

-The Gneech

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radbaron
Nov. 10th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
My condolences on your loss.
the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)

-TG
bellebet
Nov. 10th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like quite a woman.
the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) She was!

-TG
kylet
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Awwww. I'm sorry to hear it. :-( I can TOTALLY see why you two got along.
the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) She was awesome.

-TG
tchall
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm so sorry. My condolences to you and your family. She sounds like she was a wonderful and funny person. *hugs again*
the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
She was indeed. :)

-TG
mammallamadevil
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
you've mentioned her a few times over the years...
and please accept my condolences.

MLD
the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Re: you've mentioned her a few times over the years...
Thanks. :) You and she would have gotten along like a house on fire. :)

-TG
sirfox
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Always hard to lose somebody like that, I'm sorry for your loss.

When somebody like that goes, we need to pick up the levels of awesome generated to make up for the deficit left behind by their passing. Keep at it.
the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
As the Beatles said, "We're all doin' what we can." :)

-TG
suerankin
Nov. 10th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
I remember a post or two about her, I'm so glad you had someone like her in your life. Everyone should be so lucky. My sincere condolences.
the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks ... and yes, everybody would be better with an Aunt Iris. :)

-TG
stilghar
Nov. 10th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss, my friend.

*offers hugs*
the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)

-TG
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the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)

-TG
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the_gneech
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)

-TG
kendokamel
Nov. 10th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. She sounds just lovely!
lookingaround17
Nov. 10th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss.
kamau_d_lyon
Nov. 10th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to here about your loss. I'll put her name on our prayer list.
torakiyoshi
Nov. 11th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
*hugs*
kagur
Nov. 11th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
I;m very sorry for your loss
c_eagle
Nov. 11th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Sorry me friend... I am so glad I got to meet a few distant relatives too, before they left...
hossblacksilver
Nov. 13th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear this for you, Gneech.
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