|Artwork by Katie Daisy|
My adored Great Auntie Ila passed away last night, just a week shy of 91 years.
We are all really sad but she wanted to go and so she did, peacefully in her sleep.
I wasn't sure what to post but I was just now browsing and found this gorgeous image, perfect for Ila with it's pretty flowers, lace and fresh colour.
She was such a generous, caring soul. So strong yet very humble.
She never had any children of her own, but had many many 'adopted' children and grandchildren. I considered her to be my extra grandmother. She had a massive, positive impact on so many people's lives.
I have so many great memories of her - I just have to share one funny one...
Mum, Rachael and I were visiting her, gosh, probably 15 or so years ago. She used to have a combustion stove in the kitchen (oh I loved it - we could put our socks in it to warm them up). She'd just received a load of wood and so Rachael and I thought we'd help out by splitting it for her. We worked for hours and both ended up with blistered hands. Ila had just the remedy. She painted Rachael's blisters with metholated spirits. Oh the screams! I declined from Ila's offer to fix my blisters.
Good memories xx