As you know, your mother was the cement that held us all together. We all have our memories, but one of my most recent memories is when I had my 1st hip replacement.
I was in the preparation room waiting to be taken into surgery and I was totally distraught. Aunt Alline arrived, unexpectedly with Linda, and when she saw how upset I was she grabbed the nurse and gave her a piece of her mind. I have no idea what she said, but the nurse immediately gave he a shot to come me down. It was nice to be taken back to a time when your world could be made whole again simply by having your parents place their arms around you and telling you everything would be alright.
My 1st memory after surgery was your mother and Linda standing in the room - - she wasn't going home until she was sure I was alright.
Aunt Alline's burdens were many; however, she was always helped others by willingly shouldering some of their problems.
We will all miss her and I hope we realize her kindness, caring, and positive outlook on life are things we should strive to emulate.