Of all my aunts, I probably had the most disagreements with her. It's funny, the men folk on Dad's side had a tendency to be very laid back. It's the women who were the most strong willed and just plain stubborn.
Yup, I got stubbornness from both sides of the family.
Auntie Mary was the most emotional, which is why we called her Auntie Mushy. If anybody would have pinched your cheek and said something "cutesy" - that would have been her. She & Dad had the most infectious laugh - it sort of reminded me of Ricky Ricardo's laugh. She was the last of the aunties and uncles on Dad's side.
She played a mean game of mah-jong - very cut throat - it was sad because all her mah-jong buddies had passed on before. She loved to read mysteries - another Dick Francis fan.
She always loved cuddling with her brother's grandchildren. I'm glad she got to spend a little time with Kyle & Alani.
She had been admitted to the hospital for a UTI last Tuesday, nothing that serious, but she had heart attack and never woke up.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday - don't know any details.
Cousin from hell left a message on my answering machine - I need to call her in the morning. Guess I'll be having a house guest this weekend.
ETA: 11-12-09 - her obituary
From SFGate August 30, 2006
Mary Adachi Passed away on Friday, August 25, 2006 at age 89. Beloved wife of Shigeichi Adachi (deceased); mother of Nancy (Tom) Kreider and Ted (Barbara) Adachi and grandmother of Steve and Ted Kreider and Allison Adachi. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S Funeral Home, 977 So. El Camino Real in San Mateo. The family requests that Service attendees be dressed in casual attire.
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