Tita Luz worked with NGO's on environmental justice campaigns in the Philippines. She once sent me stamps to sell as a fundraiser for her work. I think I ended up returning them because I didn't know how to sell them. Tita Luz was diagnosed with emphysema when I was in my first year of grad school. I would stress smoke at my grad internship and I remember LT reminding me I had shared about Tita Luz's illness. Eventually I stopped smoking.
She was sick for a very long time. She isn't in pain anymore. I have a feeling she visited Pops this morning when a pestering moth flew around him as he went about his morning routine. I always feel odd mourning for family that I've never met. Nonetheless I still feel the need to grieve her loss. Chalk this up to another transnational Filipino family story.
Farewell Tita Luz. Say hello to Lola Sweet, Lola Inday, Lolo Nonoy, & Lola Taling for me.