Monday, January 7, 2013

Coffee For One

Hello!
So sorry for my absence!
Last Thursday we made an
unexpected trip to Neepawa, Manitoba
where I entered the
'Triangle of No WIFI"
and very slow internet connection!  :(

I originally posted about my Great Aunt and Uncle
and how, after over 60 years of marriage,
they still held on to hands,
had twinkles in their eyes when they talked about each other,
and had an unwavering devotion to each other.

Sadly, my Aunt (83) passed away
from a long battle with cancer on New Year's Day,
leaving my Uncle (90) after 63 years of wedded bliss.

When asked what makes for a long and happy marriage,
their reply was always the same...

"Always hang on to hands...especially in the dark."




Now coffee for two
has become coffee for one.

Half of his heart is missing.

But the love...
oh the love...
never ending...
always unconditional...
will live on in their families hearts forever...

A marriage to aspire to.



49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a wonderful pair. together even now...

Maple Lane said...

So very sad...may God bless.

Deb said...

I'm sad for your uncle and yet I know he is one of the lucky ones to have found his true love. God bless him.

S. Etole said...

What a beautiful story of love.

sharon said...

What a great tribute to your Great Aunt and Uncle. A love to be cherished!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a wonderful love they shared, it's a true blessing to be with the one that you love.

Jen

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
That is a TRUE LOVE STORY...
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Berts Blog said...

Such a beautiful story. How amaxing they are. How lucky you are to know them.

Bert

Cat said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your great aunt's passing. What a wonderful life they must have had together!

Connie said...
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Connie said...

Oh Catherine - I am so sorry for your loss (hugs)You're in my thoughts!

Cat Tee Mission said...

That is a beautiful story.
I'm so so sorry for your loss! :(

The Cat Guy said...

63 years, wow, what a gift. I can't imagine the level of heart pain one must feel after losing their deepest friend who has journeyed with them for so many years. My heart hurts just thinking about it.

Becca said...

Oh my gosh Catherine...so bittersweet! I'm so sorry for your loss and your great uncle's...yet, what a beautiful example of love for us to remember.

Linda R said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your Uncle. That has to be so hard to lose a love like that.

Hugs~

Tammy Theriault said...

60 years!! whoa. new follower, hi!!

Linens and Royals said...

Sad that such love stories must end.

Ingrid said...

a beautiful love story Catherine,I wish that for all the people who loves eachother...........♥

Crafting Queen said...

Catherine, so very sorry for your loss. Lots of hugs. Anesha and Skipper.

Kat_RN said...

We lose more than we know when the older members of our family die. Think of all the stories they have not told yet, all the hugs they still have to give. Still, sounds like she was a very lucky lady, what a sweet story. I sent it to My Sweet Husband.
Thanks for sharing,
Kat

Tamago said...

I am so sorry to hear about your great aunt. Your uncle must be missing her so much. But what a wonderful love they had for each other. Over 60 years they spent happily together..how amazing and lovely.
Sending lots of hugs and warm thoughts to you and your uncle.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Sending peace and blessings to your great uncle. It seems they had a truly wonderful marriage, something only rarely found in younger generations, in today's disposable society.

I hope he'll be surrounded with love and Light, that he has a good support system.

Purrs from the boys.

Tammy said...

So sorry to hear that your aunt lost her battle with cancer. I know your uncle must be devastated after having been with her for so, so long. Their marriage was quite an accomplishment indeed. God bless one and all, Tammy

Susan said...

So beautiful and sad at the same time.

Bossy Betty said...

Ah, such a mixture of blessing and of loss at the same time.

Bossy Betty said...

Ah, such a mixture of blessing and of loss at the same time.

It's me said...

What a beautiful post !!..sorry for your loss.....warm hugs from me darling...love you...Ria...xxx..

Sandra said...

sorry to hear this. my mother died at age 63, leaving daddy behind at age 76, he was 13 years older and thought he would go first. he was totally lost...

~*Connie*~ said...

how very sad. I hope your uncle is able to remember the good times - and oh what an abundance of those he must have - to help him with this loss.

My thoughts are with you and his family.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Sweet and sad.
I'm so sorry for the loss.
Sending prayers and purrs.-

BeadedTail said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your great aunt. She and your uncle do have a beautiful love story. My heart and prayers go to you and his family.

Pam said...

I am so sorry for your loss. But what a wonderful loving life they had.

Kerri said...

So very sorry for your loss! Love like that is very hard to find!

Sylvia said...

So sorry for the loss of your aunt, Catherine, my thoughts are with you, your uncle and family...
Hugs,
Sylvia

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss and for your beloved Uncle's saddened heart...
Susan x

Ann said...

so sorry to hear about your great aunt. What a wonderful life they two of them had.

troutbirder said...

They lived the good life together. It doesn't get any better than that...:)

Eileen said...

So sorry for your loss Catherine. Would that we could all experience a love that strong.

What an inspiration!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Catherine... Your Aunt and Uncle remind me so much of George's parents. They were married for 73 years --and when Mom died at age 91 --we thought Dad would die right after her. But--that old codger has hung on --and made it to 100... We wonder now how much longer he will make it. He did lose half of his heart for sure.. God Bless You Uncle...

Hugs,
Betsy

Sabi Sunshine said...

I am so sorry for you loss... but true love never dies...Memories will always be thr with you.























Michael Manning said...

Cat: I'm very sorry for your loss. This post was very touching. God Bless!

Hot Rocks said...

That is so sad, but they are certainly blessed to have spent so many loving years together.

Pantherka said...

I'm sorry for your loss.
Beautiful story with a bad ending.

Carolynn Anctil said...

How lovely and sad, at the same time. Your grandfather's heart must be breaking. Their advice is sound and has obviously stood the test of time.

Carolynn Anctil said...

Ooops...I meant Grand Uncle, not Grandfather.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I love sweetheart stories... so sorry she is gone. Just sad that loves like that can't walk the earth forever.

Totally agree about the 'holding hands even in the dark'. :)))

The Smiths said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt - really enjoyed reading your post about her & your Uncle last time... Hope he's coping without her!

Kay :)

SweetMarie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. They are such a special couple. Thanks for passing on their wonderful advice. :)

Katy Noelle said...

In regards to 'Coffee for one...'

just a virtual/blogger hug and a kiss!

xxoo

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