Today we went to my family reunion... my mom's side of the family. But since my dad's only living sibling lives in a nursing home in the same town in which the reunion was held, we stopped to see Aunt Gladys.
Aunt Gladys is the youngest sibling, and Daddy's only sister. Their mother died in childbirth, and Gladys, a very young girl at the time, was left to cook and clean and take care of her dad and her four older brothers.
This lady is one of the funniest people you'll ever meet, even though she's pretty much blind, and, since her stroke, confined to a wheel chair.
I see my daddy in her face.
Dang, it's sad to see the aunts and uncles on both sides mostly gone.
My generation is next to shuffle off this mortal coil. (That's a semi-quote from Shakespeare's "Hamlet"... click HERE to see the whole soliloquie from which it comes.)