My great aunt Callie passed away early this morning. There will be a wake tomorrow and Sunday and the funeral will be on Monday. I think the kids and I may be going down tomorrow. I have to figure out gas money. We need to go to Birmingham again next week. Good Lord, all of these trips to Children's Hospital are really adding up.
We were all close when I was younger, but I haven't seen that part of my family in years. Well, I guess since my grandma died and she never met Cody. He's 9 1/2 so it's been a long time. Aunt Callie had a stroke many years ago. I think she had more than one stroke now that I'm thinking about it. Her daughter and grand kids have been taking care of her for some time. I think everyone is at peace with her passing.
When I was little, I loved that part of my family and have many fond memories of days spent at their house. That's where I first learned how to ride a bike, what an X rated movie is, and where I watched Child's Play for the first time. Chucky freaked me out for years! I enjoyed going 'up on the mountain' to see them. My cousin, Katie, is several years older than me and even when she was too old to want to play with me, she did. I loved playing bank with her, and Barbies. Her brother, Conrad played the drums and I thought he was just the coolest person ever. They have families I've never met. I miss them. It will be nice to see them even under these circumstances.
In other news: I forgot skate day was today. My mind has just been on other things. We needed to see our friends today:(