Thankfulness Day 3 - I Lucked Out With Aunts!

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When I was born, I was not only my parents' first child.  but a first grandchild and a first neice.  While my uncles didn't notice too much, my mother's younger sisters totally spoiled me.  

They were Auntie Pat (I was named after her) and Auntie Joan, who was my Godmother.  They showered me with beautiful little girl dresses, dolls. Aunt Pat and her sweetie, Harry, took me swimming and to an amusement park with my first cotton candy.  Aunt Joan caught the eye of my dad's brother, my Uncle Jack, and, well, little pitchers have big ears and my four-year-old self figured out that she had a huge crush. The picture on the right is of Aunt Joan and the cute guy who became Uncle Bob.

As I grew up, my family moved away, and I saw less of these wonderful aunts.  But over the years, there were many fun moments, sharing all kinds of family celebrations - including Aunt Pat's wedding, not to Harry but to Uncle Gene, 

Last month, we had a get together when Aunt Pat came to visit from St. Louis, and my cousin had a really fun gathering, and I am so thankful for these two!

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Laura Cerrano
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Being able to get along with family is one of the great things in life that not everybody has. It’s a really cool thing!

Nov 10, 2018 08:24 PM #1
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I love my aunts too - and, like you, always felt that I had really lucked out! I know you loved the family gathering last month - also like you, I love family reunions!

Happy Saturday, Patricia!

Nov 10, 2018 09:06 PM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Aunts are just a very special kind of relative...kind of like rich uncles !

Nov 11, 2018 02:03 AM #3
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James Dray
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Morning Patricia.

All of my aunts, uncles and the like are gone.  Cherish them while you can, I sure miss mine.

Nov 11, 2018 03:17 AM #4
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Hi Pat... how lucky are you to have all these aunts... I'm downright envious!

Nov 11, 2018 05:34 AM #5
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Good morning Pat.  You were very lucky to have such a wonderful family.

Nov 11, 2018 05:39 AM #6
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How wonderful Pat, your story reminds me of my own magical Aunties. There seems to be a special bond with Aunts and nieces. Glad you recently had a wonderful reunion, and also happy to see you in the Rain. D 

Nov 11, 2018 07:07 AM #7
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Patricia Kennedy
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Laura, I think there is at least one in  every family, and I've yet to find a single one - at least on my mom's side!

Nov 11, 2018 11:10 AM #8
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Patricia Kennedy
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Debe, as I (and they) get older, I think I value them more. I can't really take them for granted any more.

Nov 11, 2018 11:12 AM #9
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Patricia Kennedy
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Sally, rich uncles wouldn't help a lot because there are so many neices and nephews!  Fun uncles? That's a topic for another blog post!

Nov 11, 2018 11:12 AM #10
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James, I have one uncle left, and all of them are getting up there in years.

Nov 11, 2018 11:14 AM #11
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Nina, my extended family is enormous - Irish Catholic on both sides! I have some first cousins I've never met!

Nov 11, 2018 11:15 AM #12
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Patricia Kennedy
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Gabe, you are so right about that!

 

Nov 11, 2018 11:16 AM #13
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Hi, Debb!  It's fun to be back.  And yes, aunts are the best!

Nov 11, 2018 11:17 AM #14
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Hi Pat- I loved my aunts too. Your story started me thinking about my own aunts and how much I learned from them. Thank you for that. 

Nov 11, 2018 05:53 PM #15
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To be at was good people is very much the most thankful thing you can have sometimes

Nov 11, 2018 11:59 PM #16
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I’m not sure if that one went through but I’m gonna try again. Love and light

Nov 12, 2018 12:00 AM #17
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