Friday, January 26, 2007

Aurora Bernal 1924 - 2007



My tia Aurora passed away last week. She was a tall (ok, tall to me), lean woman whose voice always held a note of mischief. I still have the blanket that she made for me as a baby, but what I'll mostly remember about her is the teasing spark in her eyes. It was just like my dad's.

Rest in peace, tia Aurora.

6 Comments:

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Valarie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like you have some great memories of her. I can really see Sarah's eyes in that picture of you.

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger QT said...

I am sorry - I am glad you have those great memories of her, and the quilt is a treasure. She obviously loved you.

 
At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julianita,
You have managed to bring out my
emotional side. Tia Aurora was a
live wire. She inspired me in
so many ways. During one of the last visits with her she proudly reminded me "we are strong people".
I take that with me when the challenges seem to have a greater
advantage. I will try to live and exit my life with the inpiration, determination and dignity as my Tia Aurora did. Tia Aurora's spark
will go through her children and grandchildren. Tia Aurora, a.k.a.
Auntie Rover is resting in peace
with her soul mate Papa Joe. Remember him? The kindest, happiest person in the world.
It takes very kind people to marry
Romeros'. That's another story.
REJ

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger jen said...

rest in peace, sweet tia of yours.

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger ncd112 said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful woman. Mourn her and celebrate her.

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger J Fife said...

valarie - I think I also see Sarah's eyes in the photo. Hope you're doing well.

qt - Thanks. I do love that blanket.

REJ - Tia Aurora was a great personality. I admired her athletic build. I do remember Papa Joe. He always seemed so happy. Marry a Romero? Only the foolish...

jen - Thanks.

N - Celebrating lives is a great idea.

 

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