What Ever Happened to Eleanor and Mary?

I have no recollection of two of my aunts.

Aunt Eleanor died in 1956 when I was four years old.

Aunt Mary moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, so Texas and Maine’s geographical distance explains why I never knew or met her. Jeff suggested, and Nancy confirmed this. Jeff did get to meet Aunt Mary.

I view not knowing Aunt Mary as a casualty of our family’s Navy lifestyle. Yes, we benefited by living in Guam, Japan, and the Philippines.  Exposure to foreign countries and diverse peoples is a gift.  At the same time, I have more than once expressed a desire to have lived life in a small town: Lisbon Falls, or York, Maine, to be precise.