Wanda Brown was a gift to all who knew her. I was blessed to know her as my Aunt Wanda. She taught me to not look at the superficial, but to dig deep and use my brain. She challenged me on all levels.
My favorite recollection is spending Sunday's at her home. The adults played cards for hours; Euchre, bid Euchre, Bridge. While the kids, my siblings and cousins, filled time watching TV, playing football, and the ever present squabble (ok sibling fight). I loved being allowed to watch the adults play cards and eventually being asked to learn and play and yes, she never let you win. Which I believe made me a better person.
My Aunt wrote several books. I was honored when in my twenties she asked for my review of her latest work. I was also greatly impressed that I had an Aunt that had the ability to put pen to paper and create literary work.
As stated above, Aunt Wanda always welcomed open intellectual discussion. She always accepted everyone's view without judgment and was not afraid to share hers. What a great lesson.
Wanda Brown, thank you for all the love and encouragement you gave me throughout my life. I will miss you.