Yesterday was my last day in TX. Yesterday I also received the news that my great aunt had passed in her sleep. Her name was Jessie but I always knew her as Aunt Dicky. She was a tiny thing. She wasn’t even 5′. She stood maybe 4’10”-4’11”. She had coarse gray hair and had like 4 teeth. Her eyes were always bright and there was always a spark of humor or hell raising  lingering in the depths. She loved hard and was sweet as pie but she would cuss you out in a minute. Aunt Dicky was who you talked to when you were hungry and needed to be told straight truth. She didn’t sugar coat anything. She had a tiny voice but it was mighty. She also had the cutest little raspy laugh. Aunt Dicky was like a hummingbird. She was tiny and always moving at full speed. It was weird seeing her in a state of stillness. It was weird not hearing her little raspy laugh saying something like ” I’ll knock the shit out of you”or ” Oh hell…”. Aunt Dicky was the person that you thought would never go. She had too much spirit and spunk. So to see her not breathing…moving… Spirit void of the body was a total kick to the gut. We didn’t talk much and I didn’t get to see her often but when I did it was always laughter, and non stop chatter. There was always good food, spiked tea and margaritas. Aunt Dicky our world just dimmed a little bit without your fire but we know that you are going to light up the way wherever we go. Rest now. There is no more pain. Rest.


Author: singleinbrooklynblog

I am a 30 something year old woman living in Brooklyn NY. I am originally from Dallas TX but do not see myself moving back any time in the near future. I have a love for all food especially when it can be delivered to my apartment. I love running OCR even though I am the slowest person out there. I have a short attention span (why NY is the ideal place for me). I am silly, sarcastic, optimistic, easy going and fun. I am also very single and I must say that I am enjoying my Single In Brooklyn life.

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