a girl who creates
January 21st, 2015

I tend not to blog much these days but am trying to get back to it and write more than what I would put on Facebook. If you’ve read by blog for a while, you know how much I love family history and keeping connected with memories. This is one of those posts.

Yesterday my Great Aunt Trudy passed away and she was the last one of my “Greats.” I always loved this Dorthea Lange-ish photo of her. Taken around 1940 would be my guess.

She was my grandmother’s sister and it was fun to listen to what sisters in their 80′s would talk about. She was such a sweet lady and for whatever reason, when I think of her, I think of pastel colors, pinks and peaches. I don’t really associate colors with people, but I always have with her. Maybe I only saw her in the spring and summertime and those were the colors she would wear. Not sure.

She was 95 years old and had a small and crackly voice that complimented her shrinking stature as she got older. I was actually just telling my kids about her little voice a few days ago. She retired from Walgreens years ago, and today I always prefer to shop there over any other drug store just because of the kindness and generosity the company showed her, especially when her husband passed away. She was a real sweet lady and by her passing, today she gave me the gift of looking through old family pictures and remembering the sweet and kind legacy I have.

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3 Responses to “Trudy”

  • Jenn Nilsson
    January 21st, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Holli. ? Family is such a wonderful thing that we are blessed with. I know you’ll cherish your memories of her.

  • Paula Jordan
    January 21st, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Love this, Holli. I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing today, as well. She brings closure to an amazing generation!

  • Ann Al-Chokhachi
    January 22nd, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Thank you, Holli. Sweet memories of my sweet mother. What a beautiful family we have had the privilege to be part of. I do miss Aunt Margaret and Aunt Ginny and my mommy. I can just see them now sitting and chatting together. Beautiful ladies.