I took a really quick trip last weekend to Southern California. My beautiful aunt passed away late last month and I felt an overwhelming compulsion to hop on a plane and go hug my uncle. Which I did.

There are some things in life that feel really unfair. Losing the love of your life far earlier than you should is one of them. It makes me so sad to know another amazing couple to whom that has happened.

So I’m going to take this opportunity to try to put some love into the world via my aunt’s creative husband and beloved dog.

Photo of a small black and white dog standing next to rocks placed together to spell "LOVE"

You have all my love and friendship, Uncle S.

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  1. Jean, OH. I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.
    My Aunt Dina passed away a few months ago. She was a lovely woman, who volunteered full time after retiring a few years ago. Her death was completely unexpected, following a stroke.
    A true, if now funny, story: One Christmas, Aunt Dina gave me her watch after I admired it. I fretted for years [each Christmas] that I had actually stolen it, because I misunderstood her! As it turns out, I hadn’t. My uncle reassured me that giving gifts was just part of her personality. And a Peruvian Spanish teacher said it might be cultural, too, because Aunt Dina was from Colombia. [Yes. I mentioned this to the teacher in my Spanish class. Clearly I have no sense of boundaries.]
    Anyway, she was truly lovely.
    btw, the photo is really cute.

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