Tuesday Sept. 28th 2010
We are drowning here in New York. We arrived in New York on Sunday in the rain and it is still raining.
Monday we did the laundry and Tuesday we visited my Aunt Rose, my mothers last living sister. My mother came from a family of seven girls, she was the youngest. My mother passed away when she was only 37 and her oldest sister also died at the young age of 37.
I lived with my Aunt Rose in Marlboro New York when I was 15-16. It was the best time of my life. My aunt lived only 50 miles north of New York City, on the Hudson River.
The New York Worlds fair was in progress at this time and we spent many days at the fair. My Aunt had no problem driving into the city so we went everyplace, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty, Time Square, Broadway plays, off Broadway Plays, China Town, concerts at West Point on Sunday Evenings and so many more places.
My Aunt is now 89 and still driving to the city. She has always traveled the world, my Uncle worked for TWA airlines so my Aunt and cousins could fly anyplace in the world and they did. She still travels with her grandchildren to many countries.
When Mike and I drove up to my aunt’s house it seemed so small. I was sure it was a much bigger home, I thought it was a mansion when I was a kid. We spent the day with her and had a wonderful visit.
My Aunt Rose and I.
Aunt Rose and her bird Babe. Babe is a talker he has a large vocabulary, I have never heard a bird talk to much. Babe also fetches a small ball when you throw it.
Babe giving me a kiss. We had a the best time with babe.
I hope to see Aunt Rose at least one more time before we head home.