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Prompted By Aunts & Uncles

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I had a veritable plethora of riches concerning aunts and uncles.  I am sure I did not realize what treasures I had with these relatives when I was a child, although I WAS aware not all my friends had such a valuable treasure trove of interesting individuals.  These relatives ranged from the two uncles who could fix and, would, anything mechanical needing repairing, an uncle who owned a barbershop for a living, but had an award winning quarter horse he would allow us to be with and sometimes ride.  Then there were the aunts; one was a terrific seamstress who, late in life, decided to learn how to make pottery, another who made the most extraordinary pumpkin chiffon pie and had the most interesting optical views that, unfortunately, I did not know about until late in her life, and, my Mother’s sister, a woman who was a wonderful entertainer, an equally terrific hostess and, a wonderful teammate in adventures with my Mother.

These women, all individuals in their own right, also ran households, raised children, sometimes also raising grandchildren.  They took care of families while husbands were away during various wars, discovering that they were plenty capable of running a household, taking care of family finances and, in general, being very independent human beings.  They were great human beings to be with and around.  One of th most interesting things I discovered when I was an adult was that they were not just my aunts, but interesting individuals.

Everyone should be so lucky as I.

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Characterizations: been there, moving, right on!, well written


  1. Marian says:

    You have been blessed, Virginia, by such a wonderful group of aunts and uncles, and I’m so glad you can appreciate them as people along with being relatives. I don’t know you, welcome to Retrospect!

  2. Virginia,
    lucky you were indeed to have many wonderful relatives, and altho you say as a child you may not have realized the extent of your good fortune, you certainly did as you grew!

  3. Welcome to Retrospect, Virginia! You ARE a lucky woman to have been surrounded by such a fascinating assortment of aunts and uncles, and I look forward to learning more about you through the stories you choose to share with us here.

  4. Suzy says:

    Virginia, welcome to Retrospect! Sounds like you had a lot of interesting aunts and uncles, which does make you lucky, as you say. Hope you will keep writing, and also that you will read and comment on the stories of others, because the interaction between writers is what makes our site so special.

  5. Betsy Pfau says:

    It sounds like you appreciated and enjoyed your family. That is a real gift.

  6. Laurie Levy says:

    You were indeed very lucky to be blessed with many aunts and uncles, as was I. They added so much to our lives growing up surrounded by family.

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