Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The end of an era

The end of an era: January 28, 1928 - January 6, 2017.

After a long and fairly healthy life, her body succumbed to disease after only eight months. She's finally free from it all now, her body laid to rest this past weekend, and her spirit singing praises to the God of Creation. 

The funeral was a reunion of sorts. All Georgia's nieces and great nieces (and there are a Lot of nieces but only two nephews) finally met my sister and me -- the ones Georgia, who never had children, always referred to as "my girls." They took us in as family and insisted that we sit with the family at the funeral, just like we did Georgia at our parents' funerals.

Georgia was our last tie in our hometown, ending another kind of era. This has been a bittersweet week.

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