Aunt, Yesterday

Still smiling, but thinner.

Aunt 12th December

Aunt 12th December

One of the cards we found was for A Dear Brother. Well, I said, you’ll have to live to next October as there’s only one person you can send that one to.

She smiled and agreed, but I think we are down to the last weeks.

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7 thoughts on “Aunt, Yesterday

  1. The very best of Christmas wishes to Aunt (and you of course). So lovely to see her one last time. An inspirational person and an internet celebrity in this little corner of the world. I very much appreciate your openness in sharing this very intimate family moment with the rest of us.

    • Hopefully there will be another time and another picture. She’s very brave, very calm. That makes it both easier for the rest of us, and also heartbreaking. I don’t really believe death can be so close.

  2. That sweet smile… and in a sweater in a favorite color. Thanking you for sharing her with us, Isobel. Christmas wishes to Aunt and a hope that when she leaves this world it is a gentle leaving, I know it will be a courageous one. Hugs to you both. A bit teary here… I know it isn’t possible but I wish with all my heart she could send that card in October.

    • I think it will be a gentle leaving. There was a programme on radio 4 on Friday morning about death, part of the One to One series. Not sure you can get it your side of the pond, but it might be worth a try.

      It was a very comforting, very reassuring programme. And a surprising one.

      I too should like that card to be sent next October. But like you, I don’t think it’s going to happen.

  3. Aunt looks so frail, but her spirit is shining through her smile. She is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing this very special and poignant time, Isobel.

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