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My Aunt Jo (Josephine) passed away on Jan 2. She was 93 and still drove. She was 4'11 spitfire filled with class and sass. I wasn't as close to my family as most of them, I was the straggler, the youngest of my many MANY cousins, most of whom were full grown adults when I was born. Heck my godparents are cousins.

I really only have one standout memory of Aunt Jo. I was 13 and ended up in the hospital having emergency surgery to remove my appendix.  I spent a week in the hospital and was devastated because I was supposed to go 'grown up dress shopping' because I was going to a wedding and not at the kiddie table. I was getting out of the hospital the morning of the wedding. The night before Aunt Jo came breezing in to the hospital like Auntie Mame and produced a large dress box (yes the old fashioned kind) and said I could borrow one of her dresses. Guys... it was from Saks 5th Avenue. I was THIRTEEN. It was a beautiful green and gold dress that fit me perfectly and she had shoes and a bag to match. She was like my fairy godmother!

Aunt Jo was always elegant, and fun and full of advice. I'm going to miss her.

Connor Pic

Jul. 8th, 2009 10:12 am
emyrldlady: (great aunt)

Since my great-nephew Connor Daniel Russell is turning 1 year old this week I have a new pic.

Connor )
emyrldlady: (great aunt)

*looks at icon* ok so maybe not that great since I have been very remiss in posting pics of my Great Nephew Connor Daniel.

So I'm going to make it up to all of you because really, you need to see some stranger's kid right??

Let's hope I did this cut thingie right. The first few are months old, the last two have been recent including Easter.

I'll slink back in my hole and stop being "that person" because you all know I HATE "that person"

pics this way )


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