Aunt Min

This is the photo of my maternal grandparents on their wedding day in the early 1920s. The little flower girl on the far right is my great aunt Minnie. Aunt Minnie (real name Carmella, called Minnie always) passed away on Thursday at the age of 95. She was living on her own and cooking for herself and her family (including making her own sauce every Sunday) up until a week before she died. Her sister, my grandmother, died 11 years ago just a few weeks shy of her 95th birthday. The photo on the left is Aunt Min in September at our wedding– looking good for 95, eh? I only hope these women passed those genes along to the rest of us!

We’re heading out of town this afternoon for the wake and funeral and general family togetherness, back here tomorrow.

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