My Aunt Mary was the “last one standing”, as it were. That is, she was the last representative of my parents, aunts and uncles — that whole generation of my family. She was actually the wife of my Uncle George, who was my Mom’s brother. She lived for more than a century, just passing away last year. She had been a school teacher in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania for 27 years. She and her husband George were never “well off” but lived happily in their modest home. In the end, Aunt Mary was extremely stubborn and did not want to go to a nursing home. Even when she finally complied she never sold her home; always with the hopes that she would return to it one day.
Well this day we received a check in the mail from Aunt Mary’s estate. It was for $1000.00 to be donated to Kids Are Heroes. Even in her passing she is still helping children. We will treasure this donation and intend to use it to help sponsor one of our hero’s travel and lodging expenses to Kids Are Heroes Day in October. Thanks so much, Aunt Mary and I expect to see you smiling down on us this October 27th.