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.