My grandaunt Beth passed away this morning. I knew she was frail and I should have seen her while I was in California. For some reason, I just didn't. Part of it was years-old resentment stemming from my teenage pregnancy and some of it was just exhaustion. I was pretty wiped out for most of our time in California. In any case, resentments aside, she was really the grandma in my life when I was a child since my own grandmother was in a nursing home and didn't really know who I was. I have so many wonderful memories of her holiday get-togethers in my childhood. I'm thankful to have had her in my life. My grandaunts were wonderful women, both of them!
My dear Granny Eleanor (also my grandaunt, Crimson is named after her) is on the left, my very beloved Aunt Jeannie (my actual aunt! Rejeanne is named for her) is in front with Gustav (great-granduncle) behind her. On the right is my lovely Aunt Beth (my grandaunt)