Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Women that Made Me ~ Aunt Francie

This is my grandmother's youngest sister

she was my Aunt Francie

Christmas 1983

it was her cottage that we used to go to
and she inspired Mom & Dad to build their own
with land she sold him for $1.00

another great cook ~ a lady that loved family
and gathering everyone around the table
whether it was turkey dinner
or barbecued hamburgers

she told me stories about my grandmother
and showed me what grace looks like
when she fought breast cancer not once but twice
then it became even too big for her strength
when it took her in 1984.

she loved flowers and family
dogs ~ they always had at least 2
darts and cards ~ oh the times we had
and the memories we made

a piece of my heart will always belong to this brave woman
and memories of her will make me smile


read more of my series here


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Lovely family memories Lori ....... and all so very precious. XXXX

Farmgirl Paints said...

$1?? I adore her.

Blondie's Journal said...

She sounds like she was an amazing lady, Lori, very warm and full of life. How lucky you were to have her in your life.

I'm sorry I have missed so much of this series, I have to go back. Hope you are having a great week, my friend!


Leslie Harris said...

what a beautiful tribute. I love this series, it's so touching how you pick out the sweetest details to share. What a special woman.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)