Words of Wisdom from a Classy Lady

My Great-Aunt (the sister of my mother’s father) is an absolutely amazing lady. Even though we lived a couple of hours away from her when we were growing up, she has always been involved in our lives, and when I went away to college my freshman year, she started sending me letters…great, old-fashioned, typed on her ancient typewriter letters. Good stuff. I can safely say that she is the only person I have successfully had a pen-pal relationship with. 🙂

She is one of those people who has squirreled away random items for years, and now, instead of letting everything gather dust in a box for someone else to deal with someday, she is slowly redistributing them to younger family members to help keep history alive. She has sent me everything from a hang-crocheted quilt my grandmother had made for her in the 70s, to a family Christmas card of myself and my siblings from the early 90s. Complete random awesomeness in the mail, let me tell ya!

Another pretty cool thing about my Great-Aunt is that she is turning 90 on December 22nd (my EDD!). I couldn’t think of a better person to have RockStar share his/her possible birthday with.

When I called to tell her I was pregnant (I had told my Grandpa early on and sworn him to secrecy, but I knew darn well he had immediately called his sister to tell her *LOL*), she was so excited for us, and said the following to me:

A child of my child is twice my child.
Greek Proverb

How wonderful is that proverb?! I like it. 🙂


  1. I love it! I betcha that would have your mom in tears 🙂

  2. Awww… such an amazing quote!

  3. I think giving things that mean something to you to others while you're still here to enjoy it is the best. She sounds awesome!

  4. Aw, she sounds awesome!!

  5. that is so great! I'm glad you have someone that special in your life 🙂

  6. I love it! I have this amazing relationship with my great aunt (Aunt Cookie) too! 🙂

  7. She sounds fantastic, I have a great aunt sort of like that, she never had kids of her own (or married for that matter) and her extended family is her family.

  8. So much fun. I was the same way with my Grandma's sister. My grandma died when I was 7 so her sister Lulu picked up where she could. She and I shared the same birthday and she was my pen pal when I went to college too! Unfortunately she died when I was living in Denmark and I was unable to come home. You're so very lucky to have her with you!

  9. gave me chills. excellent quote.

  10. She sounds fantastic! My husband's grandparents often send us little letters typed on their typewriter:) Such sweet words.

  11. I immediately sent the proverb to my mother and she said her heart skipped as she read it. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Lovely and beautiful! All of it. Haven't forgotten about you. Don't always comment but I am here. Loving your pg progress and all your stories and pictures!

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