Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fare Thee Well

The saddest part of growing old is the loss of loved ones.

My Aunt Carla passed away Monday.

She was the favorite Aunt on my Dad's side.

She was so very kind.  I don't say that just because she has passed.  She truly cared about people and showed such kindness to everyone.  She always made me feel special.

I loved to visit her and listen to her stories.  And...

She would listen to me.  She was a great listener.  Didn't give advice just to give it.

When I was in grade school she was the cook for the cafeteria.  She made this homeade peanut butter that was amazing.  I would go to the door of the kitchen before school and she would give me a hot roll with this warm peanut butter on it.  Oh my!

It was heaven!

"Recipe is simply equal parts of peanut butter, honey or jelly and butter or margarine. Just mix till you get the right flavor.  Beware because once you taste it, you really will be transported back in time!

She was a great cook, a loving Aunt, wife and mother.  I have never heard her speak unkindly of anyone.  

I aspire to have some of her qualities.

She made me a better person.  I always wanted her to be proud of me.

I love you Aunt Carla.

You will be missed.


Shannon said...

I am sorry for your loss, Robin. Two of the things you said about her are especially impressive - that she was a great listener (didn't give advice just to give it) and that she never spoke unkindly. Definitely qualities to strive for.

Mac said...

I am so sorry for your loss, If there is anything we can do please let us know. Have a safe trip.

Anonymous said...

I ate so manny meals at her house. I learned to never go there full because she was going to feed you period. She was so kind, the world is a slightly more sad place now that she is gone.
-Mr. Finn

Tamaratravel said...

It's always hard when a loved one dies but especially when you are close to them..These are the times that I'm grateful for the gospel teachings..What strength in knowing the eternal round..You are in our thoughts and prayers..

margaret said...

I'm sorry about your Aunt Carla. She sounds like a person anyone would do well to model themselves after.
Love to you