Thanks Bev, nice to hear from you again.
I don't think Aunt Bett lived in a perpetual state of sadness, she was just very matter of fact about it. She thought she had wronged nature by taking a bunch of her children for such frivolity as a wedding day. If anything she was trying to teach me a lesson. At least I think of it in that way. It would hurt too much to remember her as sad. She was truly a live wire, and always smiling.
But, this particular story was hard for me to write, because it was one of the emotional ones.