Company. Family. Two words that for me evoke fun, anticipation, love, joy...
On Sunday Roger ( my brother) and Emilee ( my niece) stopped by for a few hours. Always enjoy spending time with them. Roger is so funny and such a nice guy. Emilee is a doll.
On Monday my aunt and uncle came. Here is a picture of Mom with her baby brother and Dad and Aunt Barbara:
How well I remember the day when Aunt Barbara and Uncle Bob got married. I was so taken with Aunt Barbara. In fact, I got in the reception line more than once to give her a big hug! I was in mid-late elementary school. She had just graduated with her teaching degree in elementary ed.
Since my aunt and uncle are only 12 years older than I am, our relationship has evolved into a friendship. I really enjoy their company. Uncle Bob, a retired teacher of history and English, confirmed that yes, indeed we are descended from a pirate. Of course, he reminded me, that John Hawkins (rrrrgh) would only have been considered a pirate by the Spanish. According to the English, he was a privateer. Yo, ho, ho.
If Aunt Barbara and I lived closer together I am sure we would do all kinds of 'girl' things together: shopping, crafting, gardening and occasional stops for tea. The older I get, the smaller the twelve year age difference is.
I reflected on my relationship with Emilee and was shocked to realize that I am 50 years older than she is!
I need to get busy having tea parties and doing crafts with her. Especially if I want her to remember me for being more than just her old aunt with weird moles and a fuzzy upper lip!