While in high school, I fondly remember Aunt Lor sharing her homemade Halloween scarecrow costume with me … I won first place! She was always sharing and caring!
Her infectious smile and her laugh. It will stay with me always. Her stories about the history of Brady street, Milwaukee, and family. Her devotion to the Catholic Church, St. Hedwig’s and her family. She never wanted to be a burden to anyone. She was the most generous, loving, and caring Aunt.
Our family was blessed to have our Aunt Lor. She was always upbeat and fun to be around – well, except when we were little and she’d warn us – “Do I have to take my slipper off” when she would babysit for us and we weren’t listening
So, even a memory can get cut off – technology…. As I was continuing to say:
Aunt Lor always had Love in her Heart for her family but also for strangers on the street, especially children that would cross her path, grasping the crisp dollar bill she would tuck in their hand. I will hold in my heart so many wonderful memories you gave me and the Love you shared – I will miss you dearly Aunt Lor!
The past several years Aunt Lor attended Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s Chapel with Cora Sue, Dore and Nick. When she was not well or strong enough to make it to the Chapel, Lori Ann and I would bring her Communion from St. Hedwig. She always had a tear in her eyes when we prayed the Our Father together and took the Communion. We would wonder what the tears were for – Was she sad that she couldn’t get to Mass; or was she happy that we cared enough to bring her Communion? We left with a hug and a kiss, which was very special to us. Her Faith and Love will always be remembered (especially during Sunday Mass).