Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Here's to Jean!

My Aunt Jean passed away today from cancer.
She was a quirky lady, once she got her mind set on doing something, nothing could stop her from doing it.  Whether it be buying a new outfit (she was quite the shopper) or moving back east as fast as you could throw a "for sale" sign up in the yard - once the thought was in her head, you could not stop it from happening!

She loved movies, going out and good looking men.  Kevin Costner was her favorite!  I wonder how many times she watched "Dances with Wolves?"
She was a good daughter, she took such good care of my grandmother for years after my grandfather passed away.  She was a good sister to my dad. She was always so kind and thoughtful to my children, bringing them little treats on holidays or having a special something for them when they came to trick or treat. 

Jean liked to talk (a lot,) she was a very talented quilter and she loved to bake - she was always passing along a new recipe that she had found or baking something for a friend or neighbor.  She loved a good Starbucks drink and I think I will be having a one tomorrow and toasting it to her in her honor.  

Here's to living a good life! 

5 comments:

Olson's said...

Kristen....I'm so sorry about your aunt! I love your tribute to her and all the things she loved (who doesn't love Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves....).

Cheers to a good life!

Twice as Nice said...

So sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a wonderful lady.

kjtroxel said...

Oh Kristen, I am so sorry. I bet your dad is quite shaken up. A loved one's passing away is always hard. I will call you soon!
Love you
:)KJ

Fritzi Marie said...

Dearest Kristen,

I am so sorry to hear about your Auntie Jean. She sounds like she was one wonderful, sassy lady. I hope you are doing okay.

love love,
Kitty

Letti said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Aunt sounds like a wonderful lady.