My Aunt Lou died tonight, as I was in the middle of dinner with my parents. She had cancer for 25 years and it had gone into remission 6 times. Aunt Lou was a fighter, in every sense of the word. Yesterday her son Mark visited her in the hospital and, even though she was barely able to speak on the phone beforehand, she managed to tell him when he arrived that his shirt was really ugly and he should get rid of it. Aunt Lou was awesome. And while I'm sad she is gone, I'm happy for her because her 57th wedding anniverary is tomorrow and my uncle Doug died last year so now they can celebrate together.
Aunt Lou was a big fan of the blog, always reading it from her webmail, so hopefully she'll be able to check this out from the big WebTV in the sky.
Merry Christmas, Aunt Lou, and happy anniversary!