And then there were none….

Last Tuesday we got the news our last living Aunt had passed away.  She was 87 years old and lived a full, happy life.  We were at her funeral last Saturday along with all my other cousins and family.  I was so happy to see my last living Uncle there too.  He looked very frail as his health hasn’t been the best in the past years either.   I gave him a kiss, held his hand and teased him about his new crop of whiskers.  Last night we learned he passed away also.  Just 6 days after his sister’s death.   Uncle Wally, Aunt Marie and DadSo now that family is all together again.  Uncle Wally and Aunt Gerry, Aunt Marie and Uncle Hilly and of course Mom and Dad.Uncle Wally & Aunt Gerry
Taken in 1951. Celebration of Grandpa Wimann's 70th birthday. In picture...Wally Wimann, Grandpa, Gerry Wimann, Marie Wimann Raimer and Hilly Raimer.
Fred and Esther WimannSo now all my lovely aunts and uncles from both sides of our family are gone.  I never thought this day would come.  I mean I thought they’d always be with me, but that’s just not possible.  I loved them all and miss them so much.  But now my brothers, cousins and myself are the old people in our family.   Saturday will be another family reunion .  We’ll gather together to celebrate Uncle Wally’s wonderful life.  He was a character and will be missed by all who knew him.


Beth said...

I am so sorry for your double loss Cindy. My deepest sympathy is extended to you. There is some comfort in knowing that they are all together again. And you now have 2 new guardian angels.

Toodie said...

I am so sorry Cindy of your loss of two great people so close like that. It makes grieving harder, I experienced that. Big hugs my friend.

Lady Penelope said...

It's always a wake up call, to have relatives disappear from our sides. Those figures of stability and love..
WE feel sure they'll be there for ever, but no, they pass on and leave us..To mourn their loss but to give thanks for our being blessed by their presence in our lives.
It's a time of mourning but also of joy, that we had the pleasure of their company..
Cindy tears will fall but also laughter at the memories... xPenx

Sherry said...

I'm so sorry Cindy. They will be missed. Gone but not forgotten. Hugs!

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am truly sorry Cindy for this very deep loss. I am so glad you did get to see your Uncle. That was a blessing both to him and to you.

It is painful and your friends here all hold you up in love and care.


Cindy said...

Thank you my friends for all your kind words at this rough time in my life. I appreciate them and I also appreciate your friendship.

JennyD said...

Oh, Cindy, I JUST saw this post and don't know how I missed it earlier. I am so, so sorry to hear of both of these passings. You know that I understand it. I'm a little over a yr of losing Mom and it still feels like only a few weeks ago. I felt the same way you did, that they would ALL be here and be together forever. We always think that the passings happen to others but not in our own lives. I don't know why that is, wishful thinking maybe. But still, I know the hurt you feel and I am truly sorry. I do have to tell you that the photos you posted are perfectly gorgeous. Every single one came to life for me and the personalities of each person could be seen. You did a wonderful job, Cindy. When they look down, you can be sure they will be SO proud of you.
I am sending you a big, big hug and please know that I really care.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

I'm so sorry Cindy. I just saw this. I guess I had better do a better job of keeping up. Wonderful family pictures there. We sure do miss them when their gone, but the memories are precious.

CAROLDEE said...

Sis.. Heaven just got two more angels! Some day you will be reunited with them. Glad they both are at peace and you have the wonderful memories you have.Hugs to you
your Sis.. <3

Cindy said...

I know I am a day late and a dollar short on this..but In reading these post on your family and your memories..your were very fortunate to have this in your life.What treasures are memories become when all are gone.I remember standing at a graveside 15 yrs ago..and telling my favorite uncle how much he had meant to me as a child..and how I did love him..words I had never said outloud to him..they know don't they?Anyhow..it was so neat to know that we had talked and shared..even for brief moments that day. then 2 weeks later he was killed in a crash.So many were at loss for the moments they hadn't taken to say what needed to be said..I just Praise God for letting me speak and for sharing with him that day.It has been my theme in life since then..no regrets..tell those around you how you appreciate them..what they mean to you..life is so short.
I love the back of the card..I am going to think of something cute for mine..and put it in my bible for my girls to find. I am a nut..why change..lol

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham