Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sad News

Some of you may remember that my aunt married a GI in WW2. after many happy years of marriage with children and grand children George has passed away. I remember him with affection. He was a good man.


My aunt on arrival in th States


Their wedding day

George Baldwin 1919 -2009 RIP
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26 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

My thoughts are with you, Pat

savannah said...

May he rest in peace. You have my heart, sugar. xoxoxo

Z said...

How lucky they were to have such a long, happy life together. He'll be missed.

Kevin Musgrove said...

That's a shame. It's good that they had so long together, mind. Best wishes to all.

Charlie said...

My condolences, Pat, and may the old soldier rest is peace.

kenju said...

I'm so sorry, Pat. I hope your sister will be okay.

Pat said...

Kim: thank you.

Savannah: I appreciate your wishes.

Z; yes they were both lucky and my aunt has most of her family close by.

kevin: thank you.

Charlie: thank you. I'm sure he will.

Judy: thank you. George was my uncle. He married my mother's much younger sister.

Cinnamon said...

What lovely pictures- they look so happy- what a lovely romance to come out of war. My sympathies to your family.

angryparsnip said...

I so agree with Cinnamon...
What wonderful pictures.

My sympathies to your Family,
parsnip

Pat said...

Cinnamon and Parsnip: thank you both.

Wendy Ascham said...

I can never think of the right things to say at times like this.

My dad and I send our condolences Pat, and hope that you wont be too sad. We're sure you're uncle wouldn't want that.

lom said...

Sending love to you all

Queenie said...

Ohhhh, Pat... hugs.

Pat said...

Wendy: thank you. I'm sad for my aunt and her family but I think George at ninety and registered blind would go in peace.

LOM and Queenie: much appreciated.

sablonneuse said...

May I add my sympathy as well - to you and your aunt and her family.

Pat said...

Thank you Sandy.

Guyana-Gyal said...

"He was a good man," is a great way to be remembered.

My sympathies to your aunt, grief does take its toll.

Pat said...

GG: I've just spoken to my aunt and she was happy to have her son and wife who had flown from California and her daughter and grand-children are there too. We even managed a chuckle when I told her I had just been folding sheets with MTL as Gran - her mother - had taught me but as we didn't have fitted sheets in those days I wasn't sure how to do them. She said she used to do it with George and we agreed men
were pretty useless at it and then she proceeded to tell me how to do the fitted ones. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
George is buried tomorrow at the Veterans Cemetery with military honours. We are very proud of him.

debra said...

So glad he had a long life fully lived, and I am sorry for your loss. My mother-in-law was also a war bride. She came to this country with a man she barely knew. They have been married 64 years.

Pat said...

Debra: thank you - another success story - that's good to hear.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So sorry to read this Pat...I send you my heartfelt condolances, my dear...!
WONDERFUL Pictures! I love old pictures because they carry so much History...like these two---Both important days in your Aunt's life....!

Pat said...

Naomi: I wonder how many of those wartime marriages lasted so well. My aunt was a little wild in her youth and George was straight as a dye - but it really worked.

Kanani said...

Oh, she was so pretty! I'm sure it must have been quite a romance. So glad it all turned out well and they grew old together.

Pat said...

Kanani: she was really glamorous with lovely clothes that I used to dress up in whilst she was at work;)
Once when I was ill she caught me in her pink bed jacket which Gran had purloined.
'I don't mind' she said 'as long as it isn't the white one with maribou.'
We prayed she wouldn't look up as the white one was airing on the ceiling airer.

Crabbers said...

Chère Pat , when the winter points its nose ,the angels quiver ...
The pain is so strong , what will be born the memories ,they are immortal.
The wonderful pictures of the passed ,as the indicates Lady Of The Hills ,remain inalterable .

By the thought ,I joins myself to you and your family .

Pat said...

Crabbers: this comment disappeared and then I found it again. Such a lovely comment - like poetry. Thank you for your kind expressions of sympathy.