Aunt Clara Mae
Most all of us have a family member that is “special” to us, one that we can relate to easier than others. For me, it was my husband’s Aunt Clara Mae. She was a ray of sunshine in a lot of lives and spent most of her life wringing out the last drop in the rag of joy.
We never knew exactly how old she was, although I wouldn’t be surprised if her first job was parking covered wagons. I met her as a brand new bride when I was attending my husband’s family reunion. My family could have held their reunions in a walk-in closet, but my husband’s family needed a football stadium.
Anyway, Aunt Clara stole my heart, mainly because she could talk the horns off a billy goat, sing hymns to the top of her lungs, and loved to witness for the Lord all over the world. The family thought she was out of her mind traveling to Hawaii on a Lay Witness Mission at 80 years of age, but I said, “You go for it, Aunt Clara! I hope when I’m 90 I’m still riding the waves on my boogie board!”
She used to say, “I’m too old for castor oil, but too young for Geritol!”
Don’t you just love people who really enjoy their life to its fullest? I imagine heaven had to “gear up” to another speed when she got there, but I’m sure everyone is having a ball just being with her. I’m looking forward to seeing her again myself.