|She was a Pearl of Great Price|
Aunt Dema lost her only daughter, when her daughter was just a young woman; she lost her husband early in life, she lost three of her brothers when they were still young men, and then a sister who probably lived to be in her 70's. She had one brother left, who lived away from here. Aunt Dema was nearly blind and carried a white cane. She was one of the kindest and sweetest people I have ever known. She spent her last years in a nursing home. We went to see her often. I worked near the nursing home, so it was easy for me to stop by on my way home. Aunt Dema was all smiles, no matter how bad she felt. I feel blessed to have known such a precious soul.