Visiting Aunty Laurel
3 October 11
Today in Tamworth, my sister Carla and I visited the grand matriarch of my father’s family — Aunty Laurel. At 88yo, Aunty Laurel currently lives in a residential home but remains articulate and friendly — a joy to visit.
It’s only this late in my life that I’m recognising the value of extended family. So we’re making the effort to catch up with people that we’ve previously neglected and are benefiting from relationships enriched by similar bloodlines. So many blessings come from family, and it’s never too late to hear the stories of our personal family history!