My aunt, Katie Pfleging
Even people not related to her, called her aunt Katie. Alex Madonna being one of them. Every year for her birthday she would go to Madonna inn and have a birthday dinner. It was always free. He never charged her.
Aunt Katie died when I was 16 years old at the age of 90. Our family has never been the same. That old house on broad st was where everybody gathered. It didn't matter what time of day it was, you were always welcome. Nobody knocked on the door, you just walked in and sat at the big kitchen table. There was always someone there. There were countless BBQ's, parties, and weddings there. It was the center, the heart, of our family. Nothing was ever the same once the old folks in that house were gone. That house and the people who lived in it were the glue that kept us close.