Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gertrud

Seated in the middle is Gertrud, my paternal aunt, my favourite. She spent her entire life caring for others in an exemplary way. I hope that some of her goodness will be carried forward by my own children whom she loved dearly like a grandma. Her birthday was June 9th.1924. 

5 comments:

Sandra said...

i like the old photo, and LOVE the header shot, that is really beautiful

Olga said...

I ditto Sandra's comment.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a cool looking sled.
She evidently made a great impression on you and her wonderful traits are all ready carried on by you.

Marylinn Kelly said...

My maternal grandmother was named Gertrude and she had been a battlefield nurse in WWI. She is my model for optimism and pressing on, regardless. From her I learned to iron and cook and to, as best I could, allow myself the joy of the moment. Perhaps there is something in the name. I have no doubt her goodness is carried forward.

Beth Niquette said...

I have a feeling you take after this lovely lady.