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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memories of Aunt Vi

Aunt Vi passed away yesterday and I wanted to share some wonderful memories of her.

Aunt Vi lived in an astronauty part of Florida, and I can remember going to visit her in the summer time with my brother and parents.  She (& I) begged for me to be able to stay a few weeks with her, but my parents would never budge and let me stay.  Here are some of my favorite memories of her:
They had central air, and ran it on cool. (As opposed to a money wise setting)
They had real cable tv, before cable was available where I grew up.  I fell in love with Major Nelson, oh and Jeannie too, at her house.
She would take me to the grocery store and get sherbert.  Lemon, lime, orange!  I think that was the only place I ate sherbert until I was an adult and bought my own.
She lived on a canal, with an in ground pool enclosed in a lanai.
She lived near the beach.
She had an inside dog.
She loved to spoil me, as she had no little girl.
She was super exotic to me, always made up, hair always done in a chic short style, always wore high heels, so high to the point that it seems as if her feet were permanently molded to the shape of high heels!
She was a living breathing Barbie doll and she was MY AUNT!
She had a son, my cousin, who being 5 years older than me, I idolized!
Of course, being 5 years older than me had no time for his Pippy Longstocking look alike cousin.
Seriously, I looked like Pippy Longstocking, see:

Front: (L to R) My cousin, myself, my brother
Back: (L to R) Aunt Vi, My Grandma

RIP Aunt Vi

5 comments:

Aimee @ Just Kidding Around Atlanta said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful Aunt, and I love that you shared such sweet, fun memories of her! I'm following you back, too.

Hugs,
Aimee @
justkiddingaroundatlanta.blogspot.com

DeDa Studios said...

Sorry for your loss...you have some great memories! new follower thanks for following

TerinAleah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!! :(

I'm a new follower!

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Danielle said...

So sorry for your loss. It's great you have some good memories. :)

I'm visiting from the Alexa Hop and a new follower.

I have a blog hop on my page too if you'd like to link up! I just reset it today.
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Tootsie said...

I am so sorry for your loss...she sounded special! I am here to return both the visit and the follow you were so kind to give me today! I am happy to meet you. Have the best weekend you can!

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