It is with a sad heart the family of Audrey Frank is posting her obituary here to let her readers know she passed away on August 25, 2016, after a brief stay in hospice. She had a wonderful life and accomplished all she set out to do. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved forever by her children and grandchildren. As mother would love, a final plug for her books. They will remain for sale on Amazon. Her obituary from The St. Augustine Record is below including a link to the actual online site and her guestbook.Thank you all for being part of her life by following her blog.
watching with interest our president's visit to Cuba. I don't really have an
opinion one way of the other. It simply brought back memories of a gentler time.
ago, as a graduation present, my father took us all to Cuba. I had a ball. Just
fresh from Spanish classes. I was able to understand most of what the Cubans
said. I had been taught Castillian Spanish and had some trouble with the Cuban
"slang". But it was so much fun.
To top it off,
my father invited my boyfriend Winks to come along. I guess at that age I
wasn't aware of the poverty and domination of the Cuban people. All I knew was
that Havana was a beautiful city. We spent three days in Cuba, taking side
trips into the countryside. It is a beautiful country.
that was the first and last time I spoke Spanish. If you don't use it you lose
Actually, it's been fun being
here surrounded by nature in all its glory. Things I've learned?
First. Have patience. Boy, do you
need it when the twenty-fifth squirrel hops up on the window ledge and sticks
its tongue out at you. Fifty Cardinals are a beautiful sight, but I would
rather see fifty tourists groping for a seat on the downtown bus. In all
seriousness, the care my daughter Pam has given me has been priceless. Her
patience with a grumpy old mom deserves a medal. In many ways, the stay here
has been fun. I got to know my daughter Pam more intimately than before. She's
quite the woman. Not only a great book cover designer, but a caring and
I will be here through the
weekend. Couldn't find anyone who would give up Super Bowl Sunday to take me
home. Love doesn't include missing the biggest football game of the season. So
I'll party with her friends, overstuff myself with food and drink, and probably
root for the wrong team. Then Monday morning back to St. Augustine and a slew
of doctor visits to be sure I'm capable of living on my own again. I am.
This will simply be another
adjustment I will have to make. If I've learned nothing else since this illness
began, it has been you must be able to ride with the punches and pray for the
Thanks to all my friends who have
kept in touch and boosted my moral when it began to sink. Not sure what I would
have done without you.
It's a little late, but for me a New Year has started. I intend to make the most of it that I can.
On my better days with Pam and kids visiting right after I got out of the hospital.
Remember Me? Probably not. I'm
still trying to forget what happened to me during the month of January.
I came to see Pam in Floral City, Florida.
What was supposed to be a short, happy visit turned into a nightmare of pain
and hospital stays in Inverness, Florida for the whole month. I fell and
fractured several bones in my back. I was in and out of the hospital all month,
much to my consternation. I'm still recovering at Pam's and don't know when
I'll finally get back to St. Augustine. But get back I will eventually, and
start living a normal life again.
In the meantime, I'm getting caught up on
nature studies. Squirrels abound. Scooting up bird feeder poles that were meant
to keep them at bay, these wily creatures flaunt their unique talent to go
where no squirrel has gone before. Cardinals and doves, disturbed by their
presence, squawk their discontent. Yes, the country is enchanting, but to this city-bred
gal, give me St. Augustine with its Churches and tourists spots.
With luck, I'll be back in St. Augustine
for next month's column. How about helping me out with some new feedback about
your pets and interests?
Hopefully I'll be back with you in time
for new facts and fun by February's column.