Today I just want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas. At this time of year, we all take time out of our very busy lives to remember what is important to us – family, friends. The time spent together allows us to recharge and reconnect with our loved ones. Treasure them as you never know how long you will have them.
I want to dedicate Christmas 2017 to my Auntie Eileen.
Eileen Walker was born on 28 January 1927 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. She was the eldest of two children to Howard and Dorcas Walker. She married in 1950 and had her daughter the following year. She died on 25 December 2007 leaving behind her daughter, and three grandchildren.
Auntie Eileen, it is 10 years today since you left us and we think about you every day. Your photo taken with my daughter on your last visit to Australia in 2002 hangs in the kitchen. My daughter said just this week how she wishes she remembered you because you sound like a really cool lady. I always remember you telling us that you were a born again teenager and you certainly lived up to that, jet-setting around the world in your 70’s with plans to visit us in 2008. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be and we received the sad news on Boxing Day 2007 that you had passed on Christmas Day. My daughter was devastated to learn, at just 8 years old, that people can indeed die on Christmas Day.
Thank you for being an awesome aunt, even though we lived so far apart. You were and still are often talked about and we remember the wonderful, caring lady you were. Merry Christmas Auntie Eileen.
Merry Christmas, stay safe and have an enjoyable day with your loved ones.