Sorry to hear about your Aunt. Family are so important, especially this time of year. I'm glad you found a place that pleases you, where you can feel at home.
Umm, if time and energy allow, you might look into doing some family history research (genealogy). DH's mother got me started a few years ago. It appeals to the puzzle-solving part of my nature. My mother was an only child, as was her mother. I've had many fun hours doing research online, and met some nice folks doing similar research. It's given me more connection to where I come from and family traditions (a few are a little odd). You have the added benefit of living near to where your grandparents lived, so you may have some local resources, such as libraries, cemeteries, churches, etc. Well, it's a thought, anyway.
Happy holidays to you, dear Angel.
Love n hugs,