My lovely Auntie is going to be 88 this week. She’s the second oldest in the family, it was a big family. Some of her siblings have already died and, while keeping her chin defiantly up, she’s aware that her time left may be short. She’s in good health, a little frailer than when I last saw her but I prefer to see her in my head just as she was 20 years ago. We went on a caravan holiday to some remote campsite, just outside Ingoldmells. It wasn’t exotic or exciting, but it was a fun holiday. Just her and my cousin, me and my Mum. We fed the donkeys in the next field.
Each day she’d send me (as the youngster) to go and get her a paper and she’d study the day’s runners, before we popped off to the bookies for her to place her bets. She never bet much, but she has always been lucky.
She wore yellow polka-dot blouses and blue or red pants. Her hair still done just as it was in the 50s, with pipe cleaners for curlers. She found some mechanical wind-up willies in a novelty store and alternated between covering her mouth and laughing behind her hand and doubling over pointing at them as they marched around, their little heads bobbing.
She loves toilet humour. We were playing cards in the caravan one rainy afternoon and as I bent from my seat to the little table, I let out a little fart. Well, that was hilarious, she’s never stopped talking about it since and god forbid I’m ever allowed to forget it. ‘Did someone drop a bag of apples?’ she cried.
She doesn’t know many people, aside from the ones she meets at the Bingo each week, but she keeps folks at a distance. She loves her family without hesitation or exception, but will dislike somebody on TV for almost no reason. She’s never met my partner, nor my last, but she’s shy and prefers to keep it to just us.
If you saw anything in her house you liked, and told her so, she’d try to give it to you. She has nothing of any monetary value, but she has a wide collection of items fascinating to children – Spanish dolls, ornaments, fans, pictures, little figures made from seashells.
Please join me in wishing her a very happy 88th birthday, she’s had a tough life, one that I couldn’t have survived and she’s still here, still beautiful and I’d like to her to be for much longer.
Also, happy Eid to all those who are finishing fasting today… bet you’re dying for a cookie!
What to wear in Second Life today?
Visit | Belle Bayou
Hair | *TUKINOWGUMA* Bacci Hair (TKW Mainstore)
Anim | AKEYO t19 Run1_03 (AKEYO Mainstore)
Glasses | [Z O O M] Holmes Watch (Z O O M Mainstore : Z O O M Marketplace)
Sneakers | FLite Skyhigh White (FLite Mainstore)
Outfit | Blueberry Dana Set [Mait/3Bell/2Sli] (Blueberry Mainstore : Blueberry Marketplace)
Blueberry’s Dana Set is a bra and pants – or is it – is it in fact a bikini? Or is it? Or is it a great outfit for working out if you’re already happy with your body? I don’t have the answers, but I decided it would work for all those occasions. It comes in a rainbow of colours with a HUD to change edging details. It’s available for purchase at the Blueberry Mainstore or Marketplace and I recommend it heartily to you.
Z O O M’s Holmes Watch I’ve blogged before, but I wear it a lot, so I thought I’d post a close-up of it below so you can like it too and maybe get yourself one.
Click to see the above pictures much bigger!
Below, please find the ‘jigging for the rigging’ video which I decided not to dance in today, but instead to run on the spot in a way which is almost impossible in real life 😀
P.S. Towards the end of the film, I decide it would be a good idea to cam around so you can see the back – duh.