My great Aunt Betty passed away today. She was in her eighties. She was very kind to everyone, including all the people in my family. She worked for my grandfather, who worked in the railroad cross-tie industry. She and my Uncle Jake and their sons Steve and Lloyd (Lloyd is now deceased) were people who made my good childhood even better. Her health had been fading, so the news is not a shock. I counted in my head all the people of her generation who have now passed on.
I wish my wife and I had gone up to her retirement place in northern Mississippi to see her. She and my Uncle Jake had moved there to be near Steve years ago. But wishes are irrelevant, so often.
I'll go up to my father's home town in Arkansas for the memorial services. All of my memories of Aunt Betty are good.