My aunt passed away this morning.
In her memory, I am posting the Ugliest Bag To Ever Grace The Internet:
It's like someone went and purposefully found the most hideous print in JoAnn Fabrics and decided that what it really needed was a bit of leopard spot trim. And then, when the leopard spot trim failed to make the bag as horrifying as possible, the bag maker went the full mile and added the furry neon grim trim and now- NOW- humanity has at the perfect accessory for those times you want your eyes to bleed.
Here's the really scary thing: I own this bag. Why do I own this bag? Because last summer my aunt mailed it to me with a note that said something like, "I saw this and had to buy it. I am sending it to you because you are the only person I can think of who would appreciate such a monstrosity. Love, Your Aunt."
What does THAT say about me? I am not sure. Although I am sort of proud to have it hanging in my closet. I do like furry trim. I do enjoy hideous prints. I always thought some day the Perfect Occasion would arrive and lo, I would have the Perfect Bag.
Here is the kaddish we will say for my aunt.
Exalted and hallowed be His great Name
Throughout the world which He has created according to His will, May his kingship reign, and His redemption come forth and hasten the coming
of His Redeemer
In your life and in your days and in the lifetime of the entire House of
Israel, speedily and quickly say, Amen.
May His great Name be blessed in this world and in all worlds.
Blessed and praised exalted and extolled, honored, adored and lauded be the Name of the Holy 0ne be He,
Way beyond all the blessings, hymns, praises and consolations uttered in the
world; and say, Amen.
May there be abundant peace from heaven, and a good life for us and for all
and say, Amen.
He who makes peace in His heaven, may he make peace for us and for all