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Aunt Rose’s Wise Words

One of the most compelling personalities to grace the pages of this blog is Aunt Rose.  Readers from around the world responded to her with admiration and even awe.

Aunt Rose passed at 6:15 this morning. She was 107 years and 9 months old.  Her daughter True, who’s worked tirelessly to care and comfort her mother, was by her side. As were her son George (“Sonny”) and son-in-law Devon. As a family, we can’t thank them enough, and their sibling Goldie – and many other family members –  for their care and attention to Aunt Rose.

True to form, our last conversation took place when Aunt Rose asked her niece Glenor to phone me late one night recently so she could say goodbye.  After the call ended, a flood of memories washed over me. I’m sharing two things she told my husband when he asked her, at age 100, the secret to her long life.

Aunt Rose at 100
Aunt Rose at 100

“Never go to bed angry”, she said.


“Don’t hold on to regret.”

Thank you again, Aunt Rose, for these and many other pearls of wisdom. Rest in peace.

For the original story about Aunt Rose, please click here