I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Nov 11, 2008

Sun-drenched and beautiful. These stargazer lilies are my favorite flower all together. This is the flower that was abundant at my Great Aunt Mary's funeral. Of course, they were fake but I brought home four of them and made a wreath with them. This wreath is hung by my front door so I see it every time I go out my door. My Aunt Mary was truly a great woman. She is my Granny's oldest sister. Shortly after my granny was born, their mother became very ill. They are not really sure what she died from but it is believed that she had cancer (this was the conclusion of Aunt Mary years later after caring for her mother-in-law in the last stages of cancer.) Now my granny really has no real recollections of her mother. She died when my granny was about two years old. My Aunt Mary was essentially my granny's mother. Aunt Mary was twelve years older than my granny. Aunt Mary was a very special lady to me because in my mind I don't know that my granny would have survived had Aunt Mary not taken on that role, seeing as how their mother was in and out of the hospital and not well during the time that she had with my granny. I loved every moment that I spent with my Aunt Mary and have wonderful memories of her telling stories about antics of my granny. I also loved to hear her tell the story of when she left the family to marry Uncle Lee, another great person in my life. Both of these people are sorely missed by all of the family but they are well remembered.

Wow, I had no idea that was in me. Not at all what I had planned to post about but obviously it needed saying. Maybe next time I'll write about how my granny tried to chop off my Great Aunt Vivian's nose. Got ya wondering now, don't I?


Anonymous said...

Good Morning! Its Veterans Day, thus my day off, and where do I find myself, uh huh...here in my new blog pages =) haha

So sorry to hear of your Aunt Mary. One of the beautiful things about memories as well as photography, they are with you forever. A lovely post and the wreath is a beautiful way to express your memories of your Aunt. I am however curious of the nose story! hahaha

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful Stargazers.These have to be one of my favorite lilies.The memories you have that go with them are precious.

Shellmo said...

Yes, I must hear the nose story!! Your aunt Mary sounds wonderful! It's funny - as I've gotten older - I realized what fascinating lives my grandparents had led - wish I had asked more questions when they were alive.

Louise said...

Yes, I'm wondering. And the photo is awesome!

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