Friday, April 6, 2012

Death in the Family

My aunt died yesterday.

She had been very sick for a long time, but things got complicated over the weekend and she was hospitalized earlier this week. Everyone figured that she would never leave the hospital alive and they were correct. I planned to visit her tomorrow morning, but that was too late.

My aunt could have been a fashion model. She was tall and thin and had high cheekbones. People said she resembled Lauren Bacall.

She never married and never owned a car, so she had some expendable income, which she used to dress to the nines.

In the 1950s and 1960s, she was a fashion plate. In that era, I never saw her wear anything but a dress and high heels and often a hat and white gloves.

I don't know about her other nieces, but my aunt's fashion sense had a great influence on me.

Rest in peace, Aunt A.


  1. I'm sorry for your loss, Stana.

  2. i'm sorry for your loss hun

  3. I very sorry to hear of your loss! She sounds like that very woman we all try to be.
    When the family gathers (assuming they will) I hope you have a chance to reunite with her nieces.

  4. Words have not been invented to express the depth of my sorrow for your loss, Stana. I'm sooo very sorry. I'll add your aunt to my prayer list, you're already on it. Be strong, be you.

  5. Please accept my sincerest sympathy for the loss of your beloved aunt.

  6. I'm sorry for your loss, and also that you can't sit down with the other nieces and talk about how she influenced all of you.

  7. Sorry to hear about you aunt. I hsd no uncles and only one aunt. She died when I was 4 years old, about 60 years ago.

  8. my condolences. Sounds to me she will live forever in your consciousness. It is nice to have such a role model. Then agian I claim you as a role model and of course my spouse.

  9. Sorry to hear about your aunt passing away.


  10. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. She sounds like she was a great role model, and I'm sure she was quite the stylish woman.

    I just wish there was more that I could say.

  11. dianegirl44April 08, 2012

    Sorry to hear of your Aunts passing . In a perfect world you could have told her of ,wonderful influence on your life.


    1. Dear Stana,

      I'm sorry for your loss of a woman you loved so much and influenced your own lovely femininity.



  12. I'm sorry to hear of your aunt's passing, Stana.