Debbie (debmats) wrote,
Debbie
debmats

In Memory of Asako Kimura (1925 -2016)

This past weekend, Karen, Alani, Kyle and I drove down to Gardena for Auntie Asako's memorial service. She was Mom's older sister - the 6th of 9 kids. Gayle had been planning on going, but she fell off a chair trying to fix a stuck blind and gave herself a concussion on Wednesday. Oy.

Growing up, she'd correct our grammar, our etiquette, etc, so we called her "Auntie Proper". I think this was a more Karen and Gayle thing. Half the time I called her "Auntie Oscar" - I don't know if I picked this up from my older cousins or not, can't remember.

It is her fault that we individually wrap marshmallow treats.

She was a very kind and caring woman. She'd "do" things for you, rather than say something to show you she cared - just quietly support you. Karen called her "The Observer". When Mom needed care, she was over all the time, keeping Mom company, making her favorite foods, showing her love. She was there with me when Mom died.

She had a smirk. It would come out when she observed her daughter having a disagreement with her own teenage daughter. Mostly it was "may your daughter be just like you" karma.

I miss her.

Obituary from LA Times 06-14-16
Tags: family
Subscribe

  • Mystery from long ago finally solved!

    Way back when I was in high school, I fell in love with a song I heard on the radio. I only heard it a few times; never able to catch the name or…

  • A ship! - and Alani's a Teenager!

    Walking from the Ferry Building to Caltrain and back this week, I saw this ship at Pier 30/32. Was trying to figure out what kind of ship it is -…

  • Limited Catch Up

    I am so behind in posting to LJ. I figured I'd just start with a "what did I do this month so far". The first thing I did this year was go for a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments