Saturday, 17 December 2011

Auntie Avis.

       Today my mum phoned me with some bad news,my auntie Avis had passed away early hours of the morning.Auntie Avis was the last of my fathers siblings to be with us.When I was younger I spent  a lot of time with her and her family,uncle Bill and cousins Jackie ,Janice and Lesley.I have such a lot of lovely memories with her that will always be with me.They lived in a much larger town than I was brought up in about 40 miles from us,my elder brother and me used to go stay with them for weekends when we where only small,there is only 11 months between Mike and me and when we where three yrs old we told a friend of auntie Avis that we where both free not three,auntie Avis always used to remind us of this and pull our legs about it,I will always smile to myself when I hear of any child becoming three or free now.I remember sitting in her kitchen next to the aga in her rocking chair and listening to her tell us bedtime stories and the sound of the clock ticking in the back ground.She had a shop where she sold wool and ballet clothes and accessories,I used to love going with her and helping sort the wool onto all the little shelves she had to display it on all the lovely colours like a rainbow(oh I can see them all now).
      I could go on and on about the times with her they are all  there stored in my memory box and will come out often auntie Avis will always be a part of me.I will light a candle tonight for her and anyone else who has passed away today and say a little pray for them.
       Thank you for listening to me hope you are all well and safe.Love Jill xxxxx


  1. So sorry for you but you have such lovely memories to hold on to X

  2. i am so sorry to hear your sad news jilly *hugs* but you will always have your wonderful memories

  3. So sorry to read your sad news.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Abby xx

  4. Hi Jill, I'm sending you a big hug. sorry to hear your sad news. Hold on tight to your happy memories xx
    love sophie

  5. Thank you all for your kind comments, times like this it is nice to beable to write how you feel in blogland and know you will get support from wonderful friends.Love you all Jill xxx

  6. So sorry to read of your loss. It's hard when the last of a generation goes, because those people are always linked to special family memories. Sending you a hug, and thinking of you.

  7. I think it is important to leave memories of older loved ones in a way that future generations can learn about the family. You've written a warm tribute to your Auntie Avis--I can imagine her cozy kitchen and the cubbies of bright wool in her little shop.