Goodbye Auntie Dot  

rm_MustangD6644 52M
1052 posts
6/7/2006 1:09 am

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6/12/2006 12:43 am

Goodbye Auntie Dot


My Auntie Dot passed away today at the age of 97.

She had just celebrated her 97 birthday the other week with her sister my 93 year old Nanna [paternal grandmother].

She was in fair health until just after her birthday when she was admitted to hospital following a series of mild heart attacks related to a heart valve problem. She was almost deaf and starting to have memory problems.

She lived in her own house right to the end, not without some worries as she scorched a cordless kettle by placing it down on a portable hot plate which was hot.

She was married twice I think and has always had a gentleman friend come as her companion when she came to visit when my Nanna was down to see her at Christmas.

So in effect for the past 20 years I have seen her as often as my Nanna, basically once a year.

She was never blessed with children, so my father has been like a son to her, and we have been her family, and when she would visit my Nanna in NSW, my dads half brother and his family were like her family as well.

One xmas visit that I will never forget, happened when I was an apprentice. She and Nanna were telling us about their square dancing and yoga exercises. Then to my family's surprise they both dropped to the carpet in the lounge and proceeded to do some yoga exercise that left, my brother, my sister and myself gawking open mouthed in amazement. Here we were in our teens to early twenties and we could not have pulled those moves then let alone now, and yet there were a pair of seventy year olds [at the time] showing us up.

Amazing.

So here is a tip for a long healthy life; Square Dancing and Yoga.

Mustang

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
6/7/2006 4:35 am

I am sorry for your loss sweetie. Here is a big hug. Email or IM me if you need to chat.

Purry {=}

Purry


rm_MustangD6644 52M
1031 posts
6/7/2006 1:39 pm

Thanks Purry.

Im not sure how I feel at the moment, and Im not sure why. I think its partly because I expected it when she went into hospital and when dad told me of her series of heart attacks.

Mustang


rm_MustangD6644 52M
1031 posts
6/10/2006 5:57 pm

I am a little sad but nowhere near as cut up as my nanna. Dot has been a part of her whole life of 92 years. They have always been close even though for over 50 years my nanna has lived just north of Sydney. I guess we all need to take the time to reflect and appreciate our parents, grandparents, siblings and children.

They are both pretty amazing. Slim and petite [make that very for both]and both very full of life and still catching gents eyes.

Mustang


PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
6/11/2006 3:20 pm

SO sorry.... *HUG*

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


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