To my cousins,
What a tough week for all of us.You are not alone and I am thankful for this wonderful family that your mom and her sisters created. Unmatched to any other for sure.
I am so thankful that I was able to take my mom up to see Aunt Ril last week. She was having a great day and the two sisters laughed and complained as they always did. The visit ended with a huge hug and "I Love You's" all around. I will cherish that memory for a long time to come. It was a great reminder to not put off til tomorrow what I can do today.
I had an amazing childhood due to Aunt Ril and her sisters. I only wish more people could experience such a great upbringing. There might be a lot less pain in this world.
Christmas Eve at Aunt Ril's and Uncle Dave's was always special. We always had to have popcorn and for some reason, cousin David's name usually got picked last for opening presents. And the gag gifts that the parents would exchange.....hilarious. I remember one year Aunt Ril was given my blue book-bag from elementary school because she was going back to school. Ahhhhh such great memories.
She will be greatly missed but the memories will never fade. I love you all.