my aunt Billie Rae
dressed up for the wedding
of her younger brother
She was a marvelous friend as well as an aunt
for she was only five years older than I.
I miss her sweetness and her long
'chapter' letters which would begin
on one day and be continued on another day,
and sometimes sustained for days.
I wish that I had kept all of them,
but I do have the one she wrote to me
just days before Charles and I married in 1958.