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I got the phone call from my father last night. Unexpectedly, my Aunt had passed away. She was 57 years old, and she will be missed. Let me tell you, my Aunt was a fiery charecter. She was an amazing
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posted at 3/3/2010 12:34 AM EST
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I got the phone call from my father last night. Unexpectedly, my Aunt had passed away. She was 57 years old, and she will be missed. Let me tell you, my Aunt was a fiery charecter. She was an amazing artist, and had a great sense of humor. Each Thanksgiving, my Aunt would make a Jello mold. She wasn't the Worlds best cook, but her creativity knew no bounds, and the mold was her contribution each year. And I'm not talkin' any ordinary mold, this was mold magnificence! It had levels, and was very detailed. And of course, like any great artist, she did not want her work to be destroyed, so it was rare that someone would actually cut into it. Well, this particular holiday season, her mother, (my loved and greatly missed grandma) told her daughter that on this Thanksgiving, she would be asked not to bring her jello mold creations. That this year, my Aunt was to bring something everyone could eat. She was given the task of making mashed potatos. I guess my grandmother thought, if my Aunt was just bringing a big ol' bowl of mashed potatos, she would'nt mind if people actually ate them! So, finally Thanksgiving day arrives. Everyone is showing up from all over, bringing food, and getting settled for a great meal. Well, we were all watching the clock as time slowly ticked by, and still, my Aunt was not there. At just about the time my grandmother was ready to tell everyone to just sit and say grace, my Aunt showed up. She walked into the house with a large covered tray, with the help of her husband, and walked over and set it on the table. She announced that she had indeed made mashed potatos... but of course, in her own unique style! Let me tell you what she unveiled........ A mashed potato MANSION! It had detailing and seperate moldings and it was a masterpiece! The only down fall of this was, in order to get the right consistency, she had to add some things to the potatos that were... to sum it up in one word, un-appetizing. Needless to say that on that particular year we did not have mashed potatos! I think I learned then that a creative soul will not be pushed aroound, nor will it be forced to conform. To put it another way, a true artist, will not be forced, in (or out of?) any mold!

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posted at 3/3/2010 1:39 AM EST
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What a lovely memory. Thanks for sharing. I am sorry for your loss.

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posted at 3/3/2010 2:20 AM EST
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Sorry for your loss

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posted at 3/3/2010 3:31 AM EST
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thank you for sharing this memory. I am sorry that your Aunt was taken away so soon, rest assured she is now with GOD and safe. GOD BLESS!

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posted at 3/3/2010 4:51 AM EST
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What a great memory, sorry for your loss.

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posted at 3/3/2010 5:53 AM EST
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Sorry for the loss

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posted at 3/3/2010 6:21 AM EST
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Your Aunt sounds like she would have fit right in with my family. I'm so sorry that she left you so soon but I'm sure that heaven now has an Artist who can make anything look good but maybe not taste so good. Prayers for you and your family.

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posted at 3/3/2010 5:13 PM EST
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I loved the story about your artistic aunt...and I hope you got a picture of those mansion mashed potatoes! Sorry to hear your aunt had to leave at such a young age

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posted at 3/3/2010 8:56 PM EST
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What wonderful memories you have of a very special person. It's sad she was taken from you so soon but her gift for life and love will live on in everyone's hearts. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

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posted at 3/3/2010 10:47 PM EST
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When the memory is that long I don't usually read them through, but you got me! What a wonderful nephew you are to take the time to remember both your grandma and aunt. I hope when it is my time that my family will remember me with this much love.

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posted at 3/3/2010 10:49 PM EST
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nice memory---sorry for your loss

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posted at 3/3/2010 11:10 PM EST
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What a great story! I lost my sister in 1997 to an auto driver using a cell phone, so it was completely unexpected. She was 41. She too did not fit any mold. She would have had 29 nieces and nephews but only the older ones (maybe 15 or 16 of them) remember her. Your story makes me think of her. She would ALWAYS go against the norm and was a creative,free spirit. Dad called her "a free spirit that would be wild cat if you tried to cage her". Thanks for making me think of her with a smile.

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posted at 3/3/2010 11:49 PM EST
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Condolences to you and your family

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posted at 3/3/2010 11:49 PM EST
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Sorry to hear of your loss. Your aunt will always live on through your memories. I enjoyed reading this memory of your aunt!

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