Aunt Barb

I just got home from the Suncrest nursing home, where I saw my aunt Barb for possibly the last time. She has a stage 4 kidney disease and decided to not do dialysis. It was a small family gathering, with pizza.

I keep thinking about a time when me, my brother Fred and our cousin Jimmy were walking around town during Lapeer Days. We stopped by Aunt Barb’s house for while and she let us watch Mtv. I remember that one of the videos was Guns n’ Roses’ November Rain, which Barb seemed to like as much as us. That would have been in the early 90’s.

Aunt Barb never talked to me like I was “special”. She talked to me with the same respect and manner that she talked to anyone else, and I really appreciate that. In Barb’s presence, I felt like an equally intelligent person.

I always loved Aunt Barb. She is an important person in my life.

3 thoughts on “Aunt Barb”

  1. Brenda read Mom that post you put on facebook. She loved it! And it made her cry. She said it was so sweet and that you are so sweet. Very nice letter. She really does hold a special place in my heart also.

  2. It was very nice. Im glad you shared your story. Brenda was very thankful you shared it, And im sure Aunt Barb absolutly loved it also. Very sweet and Very thoughtful words.

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