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I’m going to miss my Aunt Missy October 18, 2008

Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
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My Aunt Missy died Thursday morning.  She succumbed to cancer.  The mixed blessing was she passed so very quickly and, I pray, the pain of lingering —but she left us before many could say goodbye.  She leaves three sons; my first cousins, a brother and her mother here on earth.

Missy was married to my Uncle Fritz, my name sake and my mother’s brother.  Fritz died almost 15 years ago. He was far too young.  Only 59.

Missy’s boys, Charlie, Rick and Jon will say goodbye on Monday.  I will be there too.

Aunt Missy had a very dry humor and she measured her words carefully.  To those who knew her, her facial reaction, or lack thereof, spoke volumes.  I can’t ever remember her raising her voice in anger.  I’m sure she did though…she had three boys.

Summers in Michigan on Crystal Lake was where it all happened.  Missy’s cottage was center stage and she shared it generously.  She adored her grandchildren and made sure their time spent at the Lake was the best.  So much love.

Summers will be different now.  I”m still going to say I’m going to Aunt Missy’s when I visit the cottage.  But I’ll miss her smile and her great hugs.  I’ll miss her humor and her chili dip.

I’ll miss the special love she had for each one of us.

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