Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Auntie S sometimes came for Christmas. She always gave us the best books. She wrote our names in with a fountain pen even though she could have used a Biro. Sometimes, Auntie S read just to me.
Auntie S was a bit of a puzzle. She wasn't married and had her own house. She was a headmistress - I couldn't imagine her strapping a queue of children or even confiscating someone's marbles. Her eyes were too twinkly and she was too smiley.
Auntie S - 80 years young today - happy birthday to you. Thank you for all the fond memories.

13 comments:

Shirley said...

I love both of these and the wonderful memory of a special aunt! All children need such a neat person to bring them great books and read to them.

PamYla said...

These are awesome! I love the way your described and brought your aunt to life in your art !

littlemithi said...

I wish I had an Aunty S ...

I wonder who's favourite Aunty YOU are ;)

caseytoussaint said...

She sounds delightful. Your drawings are too.

Arty Velarde said...

Alison, it's a miracle. thanks for your comment on my blog. Just last night I was thinking about you because I couldn't remember the name of the person that did the memory drawings I loved so much. Now, I know. Lydia (artyvelarde)

Tami said...

What precious memories! I love the way you're laying in her lap while she is reading.

mARTa said...

I had an auntie like this whom died way too young. I hope I'm thought of as this kind of auntie as well.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Lovely tribute to an aunt. My aunts are all so different and some gone now. I look like one or two of them, poor dears! Some elderly unmarried aunts are special - as some of them lost sweethearts in World War 2.
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Claudia said...

I l o v e your memory paintings! very well done; full of athmosphere!

Penny said...

No aunts left for me, but she must have been very special. headmistresses very often are.

janabouc said...

The softness of the gentle memory and the softness of the textures of the fabrics and the colors is wonderful.

africantapestry said...

What a nicve gesture..recalling nice memories!I've missed your short stories and accompanying drawings!I've so much catching up to do...
ronell

africantapestry said...

What a nicve gesture..recalling nice memories!I've missed your short stories and accompanying drawings!I've so much catching up to do...
ronell