I guess I never really thought about it much till now, but, growing up with Aunty and Uncle D (seen with me here) we had a White Picket Fence around us! That seems very fitting to me now. We lived together just the three of us in a four room flat; their bedroom, my bedroom, one kitchen and a small living room. It was sheer perfection. Love ruled every day!
Here I am with them (circa mid-sixties)and their grandson, Joseph. As you can see I held on tightly to my Angel Aunty even then.
Now, don't get me wrong. My Uncle D was as kind and benevolent as his wife. They were givers extraordinaire. And we adored each other beyond words. There is so much I truly want to tell you about him. I must say I still idolize that man. Like Aunty, he treated every person that he ever met with the utmost respect. And he was a sentimental sweetheart!
Dancing with Uncle D at his 75th Surprise Party....
The reason I write about them now, decades after these pictures were taken, almost ten years since Uncle D passed, and over two since Aunty's passing.....is because it's as if I am caught in time. That love I felt in these pictures I feel exactly the same now but with maybe a billion times more love and more affection, and even more appreciation for how miraculous these two human beings, now spirits, really are. I spent a lifetime with them so no one knows the immeasurable acts of pure kindness these two extolled better then me. And, they never ever expected anything in return.
I feel so blessed with this rush of love that comes over me whenever I reflect on their love and the love and life the three of us shared.
And, together right now, you reading this, me writing, and Aunty and Uncle D's profound legacy of love being shared, we make the world fill up with more love! How wonderful...and, fitting for a blog called Ageless! Keep on loving....Do something great with your love....pass it on to a child, a good friend, or someone truly in need....maybe even yourself. You need love too! And as we all know by now, you can't give it until you've got it.... Here please take some of ours..... xoxoxoxoxoxo We can never ever ever run out!
Aunty and Uncle D you are the best part of who I am! And from above and beyond you still make the world, this blog, and the cosmos brighter....