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#1 of 28 Old 02-02-2005, 05:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is my first post in the forum.

I don't know what to say. My Auntie Audrey passed away Saturday from a sudden fatal brain annerism(sp?)

She was working out and fainted. Her last words were that she had the worst headache of her life.

I am beside myself with surrealism. She was the Aunt that was the most groovy. Going barefoot, painting my toenails, celebrating life!

She will be greatly missed....she was only 55. Life is so short.
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Loving you & yours Mama.

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My heart reaches out to you. What special and great memories of your dear auntie. Please continue to come here and share your memories of her and your feelings as often as you need to. We are here to listen and hold you.

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Thanks Rachelle and LisaMarie. Just trying to figure out my feelings and my grief for my uncle and cousin. I feel so sad for them! They were all so close. Just trying to remember how fantastic Audrey was and how she really had a role in shaping who I would be as a woman.
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MM I am so very sorry ((HUGS))
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Oh MM. I am so sorry. What great memories you have! I hope they comfort you in the days ahead.
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Oh, you must be hurting so bad. So young and so sudden.

I had a special aunt that died unexpectedly too. You feel like you didn't get to say goodbye.
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Ah, Thanks you guys, Libmom, Dar and Ard, thats sweet of you to post!

Yeah, its sudden, I am in serious denial. But next Saturday is the memorial in our home town. So the entire family will be celebrating her and her life.

I can't wait to see everyone, it will be grounding for me.
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I am so sorry, Mountain Mom.
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I am so sorry!!
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Still thinking of you MM.
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Thanks for all the well wishes!

My Auntie was my most unique Auntie. She was tall and beautiful, graceful and kind. She always asked such interesting questions and really listened to the answers.

My most fondest memory was when I was just a little girl, it was summer. I was taking swimming lessons at the outdoor pool. Before lessons Auntie Audrey painted my toenails bright red and then we walked to the pool and she sat and watched me swim.

She would always tell me how lovely I was. How pretty and sweet I was. Something very few people did back then since I was a real tomboy.

She crocheted sandals for me that were footless. She had some too.

She was so lovely......
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I send you warm thoughts during this time of loss

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MM she sounds wonderful!

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I'm sending you lots of love and hugs. A year and a half ago, my aunt died of pancreatic cancer at 52 and not a day goes by that I don't miss her. And people treated it as if "oh, your aunt, no big deal." But she was my touchstone, as I imagine your's is to you.

So sorry. Thinking of you -
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She sounds like such a positive role model, gentle spirited and wise woman. You are so lucky to have been touched by such a sweet soul.

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I'm sorry for your loss.
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But what the heck are footless crocheted sandals, MM?

:LOL
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:LOL Dar...

They are single crochet 'strips' that have a toe ring and a pinky toe ring that do up around the ankle. The strip goes from the toes to the middle of the front of the ankle. Hope that describes it.

My Aunt just loved to go barefoot...once when they were visiting we went to the exhibition and stampede and she walked all over the grounds with barefeet! The bottoms of her feet were always black in the summer. So unique. Specially cause my Mom and Dad were and are super cleaners, every thing santized. It was a welcome relief!
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Thanks for clearing that up MM.

My Aunt Marge that passed unexpectedly was actully my great aunt. She was a huge bosomed women with short unpermed grey hair and wore a grey leather bowtie sometimes and actually carried, in the warm months, a straw box shaped pocketbook with huge plastic strawberries on it. She gave the best hugs and loved to laugh. It was nice to have her, b/c my grandmother, her sister, was rather undemonstrative and demure.
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MM how are you doing?
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Doing okay. I am trying to focus on remembering the details. Then journaling those details for the future.

The one thing I am stuck on is that my dd never met my Aunt. By the time my dd came along, auntie and uncle were living on the coast and we never made it out to see them.

Its hard just because my dd doesn't have an Aunt like my Auntie. Her Aunts are very independant women without children who pay little attention to her, unfortunately! I would love my dd to have an Aunt like my Auntie!

My Auntie and Uncle lived all over the world, due to my Uncle being in the Canadian Navy for 35 years. That made her all the most 'exotic' to me. She always served interesting food, I ate granola at her house when I was only a little girl. At my house it was cheerios or special K.

Right up to the last moments she was always searching for the shadow in the light. The difference in things, and then she would celebrate that.

The last time I saw her, we had coffee at the health food store in Victoria. Fair trade, organic lovely dark coffee. And we talked of her recovery from Alcoholism, a disease that nearly took her. That talk was so pivital in me finishing my thesis and starting my herbal practice.

Oh, I miss her. And I didn't even know I did. How sad!
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(((HUGS))) sounds like she was very influential in your life, and you are passing those things onto your dd. So her legacy lives on, but that doesn't change the loss you and your dd have.
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So sorry for your loss.

Please cherish the memories & know that she will always be with you.

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MM, I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

Sending lots of love and peace your way.
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Her body may have passed,
But she will forever live on in your heart.
And through you,
Who you have become because of her.
Remember the good times.
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Just saw this MM.
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I am sorry for your loss.
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