Aunt Rose-isms

Friday, October 02, 2009



I love Aunt Rose. She's such a pistol. Doesn't she look fabulous for 91?! And you've gotta love those snazzy purple pants! She's so fierce.

A few weeks ago, we were on the phone having another one of our late night chats. talking about how we have always had a special relationship. Aunt Rose loves all her great nieces but it is no secret to anyone that I am the favorite. Always have been, and always will be. We are both the oldest of 3 girls, so I think she has always felt a connection to me. And then there's the fact that she said this...

"The first born is a miracle. That's the one you make the most fuss over and after that it's just routine." I don't know if this seems funny to anyone else, but if you knew Rose, you'd get it.

To avoid sounding full of myself, I am not usually the favorite. In fact, I may have been my grandma's least favorite.

I think this was really funny, too. Rose asked what I was doing, and I told her I was working while we were talking.

"You do miracle things. You talk to me and you work at the same time. I've never heard of such a thing."

After all, Rose will stay home for the day and not do anything because she is expecting a phone call. So doing 2 things at once actually does astound her.

Aunt Rose always asks how things are going with my "new thing" {aka scrapbook kits}. The idea of what I do completely confuses her. Up until a few months ago, she thought people printed their blogs and put them on the wall at home. When she found out that you have to go to the computer to see a blog, she said that didn't make any sense and wondered why people would spend their money on something that you can only see on the computer. She also thought that because my kits would be "in a store" that I'd be working in a department store.

It took quite a few explanations to clear that one up.

She still has no idea what a blog is, and will say "is that from your internet?" as if it were this elusive thing that only I had access to.

If only I owned the internet...

15 comments

  1. AWWW.. Love to Aunt Rose. She sounds precious!

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  2. Love this tribute!
    How awesome that you have such a good relationship with her.

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  3. Awww I love the purple pants. She looks awesome.

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  4. That is so cute, she reminds me of my grandmother. Yes, I wish I owned the internet too!

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  5. That is too cute!!! Have you ever made a scrapbook for her? Just a way to share your work and maybe help her understand :)

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  6. That's a great photo of her. Really captures her personality. You are really great with the camera!

    Sorry I haven't been by too often. I think of you very often and am still so thankful for what you did for me on that fateful day.
    xoxo

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  7. aww she sounds amazing! so nice of you to keep up those chats!

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  8. She is so cute! Love that she stays home all day if she is expecting a phone call. I'd like to do that!! :)

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  9. I "LOL", haha!!! Can I adopt your Aunt Rose??? :)

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  10. Your Aunt Rose is so cute! Sounds like you guys really do have a great relationship:)Love the story about the blog.

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  11. Oh wow, she's a doll! Enjoy her!

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  12. So cute!! My grandmother too has a hard time understanding the blog thing!

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  13. Love it! she reminds me of someone in my family! Great picture you captured too!

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