We all called her Ruri chan. Nobody called her obasan ever. The word was a taboo!
yamada ruri 山田るり
a school trip to a movie studio
santa clarita, Feb. 2011
She passed away yesterday. Each person is unique. But what a life she had! My mother said I was like her, so watch out. "Watch out what?" She didn't reply. Aunt Ruri also said I was like my mother both when she became frustrated and also when she laughed with me. Good and bad, we inherited the same blood and traits. She was almost 89 years old.