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Bessie Huffman

June 4, 1911 - September 12, 2011

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Sue Anne Cole

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September 12, 2011

Aunt Bessie Lou, or as we in our immediate family called her "Aunt Boo," was never down or unhappy or feeling sorry for herself. She was one of the most positive and healthy people I've ever known--a true example of being happy with whatever life gave her. And she had so many blessings: her parents, her siblings, her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, her whole family,and innumerable friends. My dad was her brother, Gene, and he loved her fiercely. Some of the happiest hours and days and weeks I've ever spent were with Aunt Boo and her family on the farm near DeSoto as I was growing up. It was as close to heaven-on-earth as I have come. She helped to make it so. What an incredible memory she had and so many stories to tell of ancestors and events never written in any book but better told to me by her than most adventure books I've read. She was an encyclopedia of family lore and legend, and she had the facts down pat. When my Dad was nearing his life's end, he would often say to me, "I really, really miss my Sis. Sue, I want to go see Sis." I'm glad he finally can see her again in heaven. What a wonderful woman she was! Aunt Boo, the world's a little dimmer now that your gone. This world had you for 100 years! Now you are in the timeless and the forever of being with all those you have loved and who went before you! Enjoy being with God and God's holy, happy ones! I love you always. Sue

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September 12, 2011

Aunt Bessie Lou (or, as our immediate family called her "Aunt Boo") was one of the most positive people I have ever known. She always saw the glass as "half-full." She was healthy and hearty, sometimes smiling through her gift of tears which overflowed when she was so tickled she couldn't stand it any more. Her life was full of blessings: her parents, her siblings, her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, her whole family, her innumerable friends and acquaintances. My Dad was her brother, and he loved her fiercely. Her personality was such that she was sunshine: everyone wanted to have her around and to be around her. Nothing, not even fire all over her body or broken bones or stroke could defeat her. She lived strong and upbeat, no matter what. I spent wonderful hours, days, weeks at the farm in DeSoto while I was growing up, and it was as close to heaven-on-earth as I have ever gotten. Aunt Boo helped to make it so. She had an incredible memory and knew so many stories and lore about her ancestors, such that to sit and listen to her recount all she knew was better than reading most adventure books. She knew her facts and had them down pat. She was an encyclopedia of family legend and history. Towards the end of my Dad's life, he would often say to me, "I really, really miss my Sis. Sue, I want to go see Sis." Now he can see her again, and I rejoice over that reunion and so many others which must have taken place yesterday. We had her on this earth for 100 years. The world is a little dimmer because she has gone from it. Aunt Boo, I hope that you are safe and sound in God's arms. Enjoy God and all God's holy people in heaven. I will miss you so much and will love you always. Sue

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Sue Anne Cole

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September 12, 2011

I'm sorry I posted two almost exactly the same messages, but I am no computer expert, and after I typed in the first one, I got a message that it had not gone through. So I tried to reconstruct it in the second. I'm sorry again that I did two. It's not that I'm that senile and didn't recall that I had done the first one. Sue