When I was growing up, my great aunt, Ellie was really more of a grandmother to me than either of my actual grandmothers were. She lived closer than Nana and was more engaged than Mimi. I have lots of memories of spending Friday nights at her house. When it was cold outside, she would put on a Beatles album, Penny Lane I believe and Chris and I would scuff around on her carpet in the living room in our socks to build up a good static charge and as we passed her, we'd touch her hand. She would sit there and let us do that over and over again. When we were done, she'd bring us in to the kitchen and make milkshakes for us. They were always served in plastic soda cups with handles. We'd go to bed in the back bedroom and wake up in the morning to watch cartoons on her color TV! While we watched we had those little boxes of cereal that my parents would NEVER buy for us.
Today, at about 11:30 am, Ellie passed away. She was 101 years old. In her honor, I made the girls milkshakes this evening. We all drank a frosty toast to her long life. We will certainly miss you Ellie but know you are resting in peace now.
You may remember that Nana died about a year ago and I posted a picture of her with the kids I took when we were up there over Christmas. I had the foresight to also take a picture of the kids with Ellie the same day. It's not a great picture of her but it's the most recent one I have and she is surrounded by the children. She loved being around children so this was probably a very happy time for her. Cheers Elie!
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun