Sunday, December 17, 2006

A Tribute to Aunt Mae


My Aunt Dorothy Mae passed away this past Tuesday. I will always remember what a quiet sweet lady she was. Mae was my mother’s big sister and they remained close through out their lives. When I was a child, Mae and her husband Paul would come to our farm for Sunday afternoon visits. While the adults sat around and talked I would frolic around with my cousins showing “the town kids” all the wonders of the farm. They were enjoyable days which would always end too soon.

My last memory of Aunt Mae is of a day my wife and I visited her and Uncle Jr. We were working on collecting our “Family Genealogy in Pictures”. They had an old portrait of their father and his brother taken in the early 1900’s which I photographed to add to our collection. Mae and Jr. spent the afternoon telling us stories about their childhood. It was a most enjoyable afternoon spent with two lovely people.

This photograph of Mae and Paul was taken somewhere in the mid 1940’s when my mothers family was enjoying a picnic. The photographs from this day make up the majority of the pictures in our collection of their side of the family from the earlier years.

4 comments:

photowannabe said...

What a special time that must have been to reminisce and learn more stories of your family.
I pray that God will give you and your family comfort in your loss and give you many happy memories.

Chad Oneil said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy.

Pod said...

a sweet dedication...fly away dorothy mae!!
;0)

photowannabe said...

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