Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Tante Hanna

I got an email from Carsten last night. He wrote to tell me that Tante Hanna died. She was the great aunt of my host family. Well, just the regular aunt of my host mother. Mutti is pretty sad about losing Tante Hanna.

Tante Hanna was 99 years old. She had gone blind and lived in a nursing home for the last 10 or 15 years. All of Tante Hanna's siblings died 25 years ago. No one knows how she lived so long.

The last time I saw Tante Hanna was about 10 years ago. She actually remembered me from my short one year exchange with the Schwarz's. She lived through the 2 world wars. I was hoping she'd live to see 100.

We'll miss you Tante Hanna.

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