Sunday, May 23, 2010

Facebook, Old Photo's and Memories

So lately I have been neglecting some of my scrap sites and my blog. Yes, I have become a Facebook addict!!! Don't worry though scrapping is still my main addiction. lol I am really loving Facebook though, I have a farm and I'm in the Mafia now! I've also reconnected with some old friends and family.
Now my family? I am an only child. My Mother? She is the baby of 14, YES 14. She was also a change of life baby so most of her brothers and sisters have passed on. Kinda weird that many of my aunts and uncles were the ages of most people's grandparents and kinda sad that I didn't get to know them all that well. With such a large family it's a little hard to remain close. We can't all get together at the same time and many of us have lost contact completely. There is also an age difference for me.Some of my first cousins are very close to my Mom's age, again a little weird but I have many cousins that I refer to as Aunt or Uncle.
Through Facebook I have recently reconnected to my cousin Lisa. She is my Aunt Alice's daughter whom I loved dearly. Sadly the one Aunt I spent the most time with and was very close too, passed when I was in my late teens. She was only in her 40's. I still have some issue with this. I spent every possible minute with her while she was sick and was with her when she passed. It haunts me still. She had an inoperable brain tumor and I will just say I have never seen anyone suffer the way she did and prey that I never do again.
Reconnecting with my cousin has brought back so many memories. Some good and some bad. I am so thankful to have reconnected with her though. It's like getting back a piece of myself that I didn't fully realize I lost. Lisa recently posted some old photo's and I wanted to share some of them.
This is my favorite. I love it. I of course never knew my aunt at this age and I think maybe she is about the age I was when I lost her. She looks so beautiful and at peace....I'm not sure what it is but this photo has brought me such comfort.

I have other photo's to share however today? I think I just want the spotlight to be on my dear Aunt Alice. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out.

4 comments:

Jackie said...

Isn't it funny how facebook sucks you in. It's great but I spend way too much time on there. Why do I proceed to plant crops? Don't know but it's fun :)

Jenn said...

Hi Marie...thanks for "friending"me at PIT....I too get sucked in at FB...as for family stuff, I can relate to the weirdness of ages of cousins and aunts and stuff. I am only 2 years younger than on of my uncles, but 3 years older than another. My cousins call me Aunt...and they are all young enough to be my own children. WEIRD!

Lisa J. Piano said...

Hi Ree, thanks. I feel the same way about getting back in touch with you. Your words moved me to tears. I love ya very much! Thanks again!

Danielle said...

I understand how you feel about Facebook....it's so addictive! My farmville is my most favorite application :)

I'm so glad you were able to reconnect with your cousin Lisa and that the photo she passed onto you has made you feel more comfort about your aunt :) Sometimes seeing them in another state of mind (peace and happiness) makes us think of how happy she used to be, instead of the way you saw her near the end of her life. I'm so happy that this photo makes you happy!!! I think you should scrapbook it :D