Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Nearly 12 years ago to the day, I suddenly lost my grandfather, Prosper. Today, his sister Lucy has joined him in Heaven. 

Most of you have never met my Aunty Lucy. Most of you haven't even heard of my Aunty Lucy. But when I was a kid, I figured everyone needed (and had!) an Aunty Lucy. 

I always remember her living in an apartment down the street from my grandparents. I loved visiting her: she exuded a sort of vibrance that was appealing to me. Her closeness and affection for her brother was evident to me even at a young age, and it was one of the most ready examples of sibling relationships that I had growing up. 

She was someone who made me laugh and smile. Although I haven't seen much of her in recent years, I will miss that vibrancy that she brought to our lives and to our family. I will always hold the memories I have of her close to my heart. 

Say hi to Grandpa for me...  

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