I got a call this afternoon from cousin Carol. She said that her mom, Aunt Verna, had passed away at 6 am this morning. She had not been well a lot of this year. We visited her last week in the hospital and she was in good spirits until the end. She was an excellant seamstress and I think of her every time I use the many pretty hotpads she has given for Christmas gifts over the years. Her funeral is Wednesday. She will be so missed at our holiday tables.