Goodbye, Auntie Lou; hello, Auntie Lou’s Brew

in A&E/Community

November 12 and Little Green—a Redwood City plant bar—were the date and place planned for celebrating Louise “Auntie Lou” Prado’s exit from retirement at age 105 to launch “Auntie Lou’s Brew,” a decidedly delicious offering of coffee beans and teas.

But the supportive crowd was shocked and saddened by unexpected news. Auntie Lou decided that very morning to skip the event and fly to heaven’s gate.

“She looked forward to the event,” said Chris Sakelarios, Auntie Lou’s niece and caregiver. “But we can celebrate her with every sip.”

The purpose of the new, commercially available coffees and teas was to help save the home in Redwood City where Auntie Lou had lived for more than 50 years. At age 89, she had taken out a reverse mortgage, never suspecting she would outlive the contract.

“I love my little home and losing it will break my heart,” she had said.

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