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Sat 5-Oct-13
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brightspark
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Oh, quick-thinking, Bob. welldone   welldone

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Fri 27-Nov-15
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Warning - sad and happy post.

It would have been my brother's birthday today - he would have celebrated being 73 - but died when he was 37.  He was a 'victim' of the jogging phase. thumbs_down

What I think is so amazing is that when he died, his sons were 11 and 13 years of age, yet they are just two amazing men, and both 6ft+. My sister-in-law is petite, and thinking of how she would cope with their sons was quite a worry at the time. 

I received an early Christmas card from her yesterday - she has flown off to Vancouver to stay with her eldest son, hence the early card. 

My brother, however, would have been SO proud of them all. 

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Fri 27-Nov-15
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wave Well done to your sister in law, Val.  She must be proud too.  A sad day for you, but but also a day for remembering the happy times you spent with him.. Hugs to you, dear lady!  big_hug

 My niece visited me today.  As she lives in Inverness, I do not see her very often.  However her boyfriend's parents live in Lochgilphead and as they are staying there for the weekend,  they braved the weather and drove over today.  We shared lots of memories  mainly about her Dad and me. whistle  We had a lovely time.  She is such a lovely girl and I am so pleased she takes the time to see her old Auntie!  big_laugh  big_laugh

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Sat 28-Nov-15
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Danuta, isn't it lovely when your niece obviously thinks of you as special too.

My brother's two daughters are like that too, we communicate almost daily, whether by text or phone. My sister's daughter lives in Florida, yet we also communicate regularly.

I think this stems from the fact that the three are all approx ten years older than my two offspring, and as their parents were full-time workers, they always spent their summer holidays staying with us. A wonderful time we had, lots of crafts and fun. They are very special to us too.

Not only us, but our offspring are close to them, too. When our son has to go to America for work, he always takes extra time to stay on and visit his cousin and they do lots of things together - kayaking, for example.

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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It's lovely that you're all so close.  Maybe there's something about a relationship between aunt and niece, something special - perhaps because aunties aren't as judgemental as mothers, but still provide stability and guidance as well as fun.  I have a particularly close relationship with my aunt, my mother's youngest sister - I used to stay with her quite often in my teens, sometimes to help out with babysitting my 2 younger cousins, sometimes simply because I'd had a row with Mum.  Mum and I didn't get along very well when I was young - a combination of my stubborn wilfulness and Mum's strict house rules, which I was sure were totally unfair and set simply to curtail my freedom! (whereas she was just being a mum, which of course I didn't appreciate until much later).  Aunt Sylvia just took me in without a word whenever I turned up on her doorstep, although I expect she rang my mum on the quiet to let her know I was ok!

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Sat 28-Nov-15
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I was always having to 'take in' my eldest niece!  She and her father didn't get on very well and she would frequently end up on my doorstep.  I loved having her there so it was no hardship.  I have been very lucky with nieces, the four from my brother and the four from my marriage, all are lovely women.

I'll try that again!

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