My Aunt Annabel's death on September 25th was a shocker for my family.
Above is a photo of Aunt Annabel when she was about 17 or so.
When I saw this photo at her 'wake' last week, I thought how
stunning she looked at such a young age.
Photo on the left is my aunt with her first daughter in 1944.
The photo on the right was a very typical scene for our
families when I was young.....at the beach.
That is Annabel with her daughter on the left
and my sister on the right.
That little fella with the droopy diaper/bathing suit would be me!
This was taken in the summer of 1949.
Above is Annabel with her husband and my uncle Dan who passed away a few years ago.
Aunt Annabel had a very big influence on my family throughout the years.
She `filled in` when my mother was ill and we knew we could always go to her house
any time we wanted to......for a meal, comfort or just to play with our cousins.
You know when a very integral person in your family dies, and there is a void
or empty space that will never again be filled ?
This would be my Aunt Annabel. She will be sorely missed.