June 28, 2006

Aunt Mickey's summer party

Every summer, Scott's great-aunt Mickey hosts a party for the whole family. We pack our lawnchairs and a few cold drinks and make the two-hour drive for a chance to catch up with relatives we haven't seen in a while.

Aunt Mickey is now residing in a palliative care ward, as cancer is spreading through her body. True to her nature, she decided that the party must go on. She invited everyone to her home, hired a caterer and travelled from the hospital in a medical transport vehicle. Although she is dreadfully thin, on oxygen and confined to a wheelchair, Aunt Mickey is still the wisecracking life of the party. I raise a glass to her indomitable spirit!

1 comment:

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I got a tear in my eye as I read this! Scott comes from some wonderful peeps! What an inspiring woman!!!!