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Dec 24, 2011

WATCH OUT MCDONALDS

Did you ever have an Auntie Mame? You know what I mean. The wild, madcap Aunt. The fun Aunt.

I did.

My darling Aunt Gertie. I hadn't seen her in many, many years but it seems like just last week she had me laughing my head off.

She would make you put on wigs and act silly. She would drive like a maniac down the highway yelling at the top of her lungs "Watch out McDonalds" (taken from an old tv commercial)

She would dress in the most....interesting ways and we always wondered what she would have on when she was coming over.

Her sense of humour was quick and saucy. I can't even repeat here some of the stuff she said on here but I will tell those stories for years to come.

So with a sad heart I say goodbye to my mother's sister more commonly known with love in our family as Dirty Gertie...rest in peace Widow Brown.

Gertrude Champagne -

March 24, 1928 to December 24, 2011

9 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, Lori, so very sorry to read this, may she rest in peace, well, no, may she be on the way to McDonald's, yelling at the top of her lungs!

DianaR said...

I'm so sorry Lori - my love and prayers for you and your family. Just reading what you wrote and looking at the pictures I'm sure that heaven is a lively place tonight!

Kathleen said...

May she rest in peace! we need an aunt like that, such fun!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My deepest sympathies, to you and your family, Lori!May your aunt always live on in your heart and memory. {{Hugs}}

Kasia said...

Greatest sympathies to you and your family my dear! What a sad Christmas memory to add to but, she's in a better place and I know she'll always be in all your hearts...

My dearest condolences,

Shellbelle said...

Sending you a BIG hug and condolences on your family's loss. It looks like Gertie led a fun-filled life and spread happiness within your family. I can see that humor runs in your family! Be at peace Aunt Gertie.

Sue said...

Lori, Sorry to hear about this, my friend. You'll always have your memories of Aunt Gertie and that will keep her close. xo Sue

MaƱana Mama said...

Condolences. What a lovely tribute - she sounds like a real rockstar auntie. Watch out heaven.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Sorry to read of this. Makes me think of my Aunt Sue who died in 1997. I think she and your Aunt Gertie were made from the same cloth. Weren't we lucky to have them in our lives?!

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