|Happy Birthday Aunt Edna|
A minor traffic accident caused my mother to decide to give up driving at age 90 and sell her car.
Friends from her church would take her to church, and on Friday’s I would take her grocery shopping.
The senior bus would take her back and forth to her weekly appointment at the hair dresser.
I told her I would take her on a week end, and we would celebrate and stay and attend church with Edna. We took Edna to Tulare to buy new shoes, a church outfit and have lunch at the Home Town Buffet.
On one of our trips, my daughter Becky drove from Southern California to also visit and that year we enjoyed watching the Lindsay Orange blossom Parade.
This time I secured plane tickets for Mother and me and made reservations at a near by hotel in Washington for us to stay while we visited. Mother seemed to remember the area as years ago she and my dad had made a trip there.
Edna was so happy to see us and we played scrabble and enjoyed our Birthday visit.
Mother called out, “We are going the wrong way, please turn this car around.”
I told her in the morning it will be alright, so I helped her into bed and sure enough by morning she was okay.
A few days ago, her Sister Edna age 99, joined her in heaven. Edna would have been 100 this October 23, and both sisters had a long and fruitful life.
Aunt Edna’s Funeral by Judie Moon-Painter