Dorothy is generous, sarcastic, light-hearted, easy-going, adventurous, an entertainment trivia master, an animal lover, a world traveler, a handbag fashionista, and my Aunt Cathy's best friend. Dorothy is family. I've spent more family gatherings with Dorothy than some of my blood relatives. I've traveled to more places with Dorothy than I have with some of my closest friends. Dorothy was family.
Dorothy passed away unexpectedly less than a week after her 60th birthday. So, I dedicate this post to her by sharing some of the happy times we had together.
One of my fondest memories of Dorothy is from when we celebrated my 30th birthday in New York City. She brought me all kinds of birthday goodies like a pink birthday crown, a NYC memory box, and even crafts to decorate our Today Show poster. I mean she brought everything you could think of - in her suitcase!! Rhinestones, glitter glue, puff paint, stickers, the works!! She truly made that trip so special and I'll never forget it.
Dorothy will be missed by many and she will always hold a special place in my family's heart. Cathy I am so sorry you lost such a special friend. Her memory will live on through your stories and pictures of your travels together. How lucky you were to have such a fun travel companion! Be quick to share those happy moments - Dorothy wouldn't have it any other way. I was always so thankful to the Universe that you had her and she had you.
Dorothy's passing is a tragic reminder that life is short. Don't put happiness off. Follow Dorothy's example and enjoy today. Book that ticket. See the world. Love out. And dang it, just buy those cute shoes! Kiss your lovey, call your friends, and spend time with the people you love most in the world.
Dorothy, I connect my thoughts to you and everyone you shared your beautiful life with.