Early, early this morning our grandparents dear friend and our Great Uncle’s sister, Ann, passed away. Molly and I were lucky enough to spend some time with Ann last February in Austin and both of us bonded with her immediately. Only in her 70′s, Ann was probably the spunkiest “older” person either of us had ever met. We joked with her about the movie “The Kids are All Right” and she joked that she was going to sport a belly button ring on the cruise she would be going on the following week. She asked me how I got my skin to glow in the dead of winter and immediately wrote down the name of the Clarins sunless tanner that Mol and I use so that she could go buy it for herself. I can’t quite explain the bond that we formed with her that weekend in February, but it is something neither of us will ever forget. We called our mom on our way home to Dallas and gushed about our new-found love for Mimi and Papa’s friend Ann. Less than 2 months ago Ann found out that she was extremely sick and filled with Cancer – the doctors gave her months to live. Both Molly and I are heartbroken over the sudden loss of such a wonderful and amazing woman with so much to offer to others and are having a hard time making sense of it all.
Ann had the prettiest silver hair and complimented it with the same bubble-gum pink lipstick every single day. The color of lipstick that I only wish I could pull off. Since we like to use this blog as a sort of diary to catalogue the things that we want to remember, this pink-lipped post is in honor of sweet Ann and the friendship we formed with her. Whenever either of us think of Ann we think of her pretty pink lips, her vivacious personality, and that weekend we spent with her in Austin.