Monday, December 21, 2015

Brunch with Aunts

These lovely ladies are two of my mom's four remaining sisters. Mom was the middle girl between them. Closest to us geographically throughout my growing up, mom spent a lot of time with them for they were closer to each other than with the other (many) siblings. Seeing them, speaking to them brings back so many fond (and some not so fond, but that's family) memories. 

The three had a tradition of gathering around Christmas, eating, drinking, laughing and just being sisters, friends.This year I was invited to share in an evening of talk, frivolity, food, and more. I was hesitant to accept the invite for I miss my mom more when I am in their company. But, I also miss my mom less when I am in their company. I suspect the same is true for them. That realization sealed the deal. 

It was so much fun.  

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14 comments:

  1. Aww! Glad you are going to be with them. Happy Christmas!

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    1. I was pleased to have been invited. It was fun.

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  2. So glad you got to spend time with your aunties. I think we missed out as both my mom's sibs were male. This seems like a really lovely night, even if bittersweet.

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    1. Me too, thanks. My mom had a bunch of sisters. A bunch. It was quite nice.

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  3. I am soooo jealous! I have no extended family. Maybe next year I'll try to wrangle an invite. These ladies definitely look like they would feed me and make me laugh till my drink came out my nose.

    Seriously though, it is sweet that you still have little pieces of your mom in her sisters. I am happy for you. And them.

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    1. I'm lucky to have so many extensions. There is bound to be someone I can chill (and laugh) with. They are so full of stories.

      Pieces is right. My mom was an amalgam of these two--voice quality, mannerisms, temperment. It is fun(ny) and eerie. And great.

      Thank you. The visit brightened up the holidays more than I imagined it would.

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  4. So glad you went! I wish I had that too. And, I know exactly what you mean about the missing more/less thing...
    Hugs, strong ones.

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    1. Me too! Hugging you right back, dear friend. :-)

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  5. I love these lines so much: "I was hesitant to accept the invite for I miss my mom more when I am in their company. But, I also miss my mom less when I am in their company." They are so perfect.

    I'm glad you were able to capture that moment, even if it was bittersweet.

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    1. So lovely of you to say, thank you.

      The visit certainly was a treat.

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  6. I agree - those lines about missing your mom were perfect and poignant. *hugs*

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  7. I'm so glad you went, it sounds like a great trip. I'm jumping on the bandwagon with the beautiful lines...
    " was hesitant to accept the invite for I miss my mom more when I am in their company. But, I also miss my mom less when I am in their company." Says so much. Thinking of you!

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  8. I can understand the mixed emotions about spending time with your mom's sisters. I'm glad you had people around who share your love for her.

    They look like fun aunts :-).

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Hi! Your visit is much appreciated.