Aunt Johanne is my Dad's sister. She's the last of those kids and my only Johansen side Aunt. This weekend, after attending Anders' birthday party, I decided to head to Iowa to visit her. I decided to stay in Clear Lake, making Sunday's drive easy, then Monday I drove to Des Moines and spent the day visiting with my auntie. We just sat in her apartment and chatted, about this and that. Some family memories, a bit about politics, and our family tree work. I totally enjoyed the day of just her and I, in a quiet setting, talking comfortably.
About an hour before I was going to leave to head back to Clear Lake, her daughter, my cousin Nancy stopped in. She snapped this photo for me.
|Johanne and Wanda|
Last March for her birthday, Laila sent a rose plant to Aunt Johanne.
The plant has bloomed a couple of times already and it looks like it is sprouting some new growth again, so maybe there is another blooming coming along.
And a pretty pot it came in too.
Well done Laila!