Dear Auntie Martha died a few weeks ago. She was my grandmother's sister and the last of her siblings (and siblings-in-law). She had a wonderful life and I'm so happy I got to be a small part of it, especially in these last fifteen years or so. She was a gracious and warm hostess, always, at her beautiful ranch house (a house I would emulate if ever I got the chance to build my own). I loved her sharing of family history with me when I was full of questions. And so much more. I'm so sad and will miss her dearly. But she will always be near, especially at Christmas, when I put her ornaments on our tree.
Aloha Auntie Martha!