Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday Thirteen

Today is one of my aunt's birthday, and in counting I realized I had a lot of aunts.

1. Happy Birthday Aunt Carolyn. This is my mother's sister. She is 64 today (I think. I hope I haven't aged her a year).

2. My father had a sister, Elizabeth, who was also my aunt. She died last year at the age of 61.

3. My other aunts are all by marriage. I have a large family so there are many of them. Aunt Sherri is actually younger than me, as is my uncle. She's married to my mother's youngest brother.

4. Aunt Jennifer is also married to one my mother's brothers,

5. as is Aunt Pam, who is retired from the Air Force, and

6. I have another aunt in Kansas who is married to another of my mother's brothers. I am not sure we've actually met. If we did it was long ago.

7. My father's oldest brother's wife is Aunt Julie.

8. Aunt Joanie is my father's other brother's wife. His brother is now deceased.

9. My husband's family became mine, and Aunt Nancy is my husband's father's sister. She lives in Georgia.

10. Aunt Franny, also my husband's father's sister, lives in Salem.

11. Aunt Jenny, also my husband's father's sister, passed away several years ago.

12. Aunt Marjean is my husband's mother's brother's wife. She lives in Chicago.

13. Aunt Cass was my husband's mother's other brother's wife. They are both deceased.

I hope I didn't miss anyone. I know there are some ex-wives in there that I also refer to as "aunt" but I am not listing them here.

I feel lucky to have that many aunts, even if many are by marriage. I don't see them much but it is nice that they are there.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 362nd time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Do you say "aunt" or "ant?" I had an aunt Alice Gertrude that went by Gerty and another aunt by marriage named Gertrude Alice that went by Alice!

  2. It sounds like you were lucky enough to know your aunts. My father's one sister (two died before I was two) lived way up north, so I only met her once and never really knew her. My mother's sister...has I've never known her. Then there are a half dozen or so who married into the family, only one of whom I see/talk to on a regular basis. Needless to say, I am not close to any of my cousins, and could walk by some of them on the street without recognizing them. My T13

  3. Very cool. I think aunts are awesome. Although I don't have as many as you, I'm also fond of mine.


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