Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Think Pink

With October drawing to a close
I wanted to reflect on something
that does not just happen in October

it happens all year long

for quite a few people

~Breast Cancer Awareness Month~

I do not think that one family in the world

has not been touched by cancer.

Whether it is someone from your immediate family

or an aunt or a cousin...

I want to dedicate this post to my

Aunt Francie

She was my grandmother’s sister

the baby of their family

she was Dad’s favorite Aunt

which = we spent a lot of time with her

It was her that sold Dad the land

to build the cottage

for $1.00

yup one smackaroo

She loved to knit and sew and bake

man she could bake.


Boxing Day at her house was always a treat

a lazy susan full of goodies

all was good….until it was time to do the dishes...

I hate doing dishes


She has been gone now for 25 years

hard to believe

she fought a good fight and taught me a lot

I think she would like these shoes

and would be sitting beside me having one of those cocktails!

So ~ check your boobies ladies!



Cathi said...

Beautiful post,'re right we all have been affected by this disease...we must find a cure! Here's a toast to your wonderful Aunt Francie that gave you those awesome memories...! XXOO

P.S. $1.00 for!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

This is so sweet... thank you for posting this. It really is something that touches thousands of lives every year. So much money and support has been raised around the world because of this month, and hopefully more and more awareness continues to grow. I love the rainboots with the pink ribbon, those are totally appropriate!

mimi charmante said...

What a fabulous post my friend. It is such a significant problem, and I hope that we see the cure in our lifetime.
(and thankfully, finding lumps is easy when you have very *little* to search! :) )

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Aunt Francie sounds like a beautiful, full of life woman! We never really understand the dire circumstances of breast cancer until someone we love contacts the disease. I'm so glad that it is becoming a well talked about subject. Love your pictures and those 2die4 cakes!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

First of all, Lori, apologies if I miss any of your posts....I'm having terrible trouble getting into some blogs....yours being one of them. Does this ever hhappen to you ? It's so frustrating.
A beautiful post, and we all need to remind ourselves about the suffering that some people are going through. XXXX

Joanne said...

Always a good reminder ... and a lovely tribute to your aunt. She sounds like a very special lady.

Gayle said...

That is a good reminder, and a sweet tribute to your Dad's Aunt Francie.

Laurie said...

What a poignant post... my favorite aunt had cancer, she is a survivor. Cancer research has made great strides but there's more to be done. Thanks for the tribute, Aunt Francie would be proud!