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Do you remember me saying that none of Mary’s family was there for the birth? It wasn’t that way at his death. We don’t know her name, but it doesn’t matter. Those words say a lot, “his mother’s sister.” Because of the way Mary lived her life, at least one member of her family came around. She came around enough that she wanted to be there with Mary at Mary’s toughest time. She missed the joy, but she wasn’t going to miss this. 33 years later, her sister is there!