...random jottings on what may be happening in my life at any particular time, not necessarily anything earth shattering, just ordinary every day stuff; and photographs, mainly taken by me, my GKB and other family members as we travel through this journey called life...
On Monday morning we got an early morning phone call to say my aunty had died. It was a shock as although she was in her 80's there was nothing to indicate she was ready go and her daughter who rang was quite distressed.
Aunty Colleen was Mum's youngest sister, just 13 months
younger than her. They were very close and our two families
spent a lot of time together as we were growing up.
On Tuesday we loaded the car and left for the West Coast. Greymouth to be specific. My GKB decided we would do the trip in two days, he's over driving long trips if he doesn't need to.
The funeral was just what Aunty Colleen would have liked, a good send off for her. Not too much fuss and a good family gathering.
All of the families were represented apart from the Aussie branch who couldn't make it so it was a great time of cousins catching up.
Our lovely aunty was the last of her family of six siblings,
so she ended an era which started before the first World War.
We all loved her dearly and she will be sadly missed.