Aunt Quotes by Henry Winkler, Paul McCartney, Brandon Ingram, Kim Kardashian, Aldous Huxley, Phyllis McGinley and many others.
My Aunt Erna was smuggled out of Nazi Germany in 1939, alive, in a coffin with a spider plant at her feet. When I moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 1974 for ‘Happy Days,’ I took a cutting with me.
I used to go round to Aunt Mimi’s house and John would be at the typewriter, which was fairly unusual in Liverpool. None of my mates even knew what a typewriter was. Well they knew what it was but they didn’t hae one. Nobody had one.
My great aunt raised me for about four or five years. Something I took from her was a quote: ‘Fear of suffering is far worse than suffering itself.’ I actually have that tattooed on the back of my arm.
Maybe I’ll just be a good aunt.
Culture is like the sum of special knowledge that accumulates in any large united family and is the common property of all its members. When we of the great Culture Family meet, we exchange reminiscences about Grandfather Homer, and that awful old Dr. Johnson, and Aunt Sappho, and poor Johnny Keats.
Aunts are discreet, a little shy / By instinct. They forbear to pry.
We’ve had several cats. I had a cat when I was a kid. My Aunt had lots of cats and I got lots of calls about cats.
The disinterest [of my two great-aunts] in anything that had to do with high society was such that their sense of hearing … put to rest its receptor organs and allowed them to suffer the true beginnings of atrophy.
I was partially raised by an aunt who was a dress designer, so I was around her studio all of my early life. I know materials. I can look through Harper’s Bazaar and decide what works and what doesn’t, or any other magazine, Seventeen if you wish.
I have become this country’s agony aunt as I am doling out relationship tips through various publications. I spotlight the problems and give solutions. It’s wonderful to know that so many people respond, it’s a responsibility.
When I was eight years old, or I may have been younger, my aunt picked me up and threw me in the pool and I didn’t know how to swim. It was like, “Conquer your fear and just get on with it.” It must have made an impact on me.
It was more my uncle – my mom’s brother – and my aunt who turned me on to hoops. He was more into basketball and he’d take me to Raptors games. And then my dad started taking me with him. And I started falling in love with the game.
I have family dotted everywhere – Dad’s in California; I’ve got aunts in Scotland and Virginia; family in Kansas City; family in Manchester and London.
There is health in table talk and nursery play. We must wear old shoes and have aunts and cousins.
They did that little thing on South Park, and they mentioned my name and had a character of me judging a Halloween contest. It was really funny. That made me the coolest aunt on earth.
I was a bio major, and I was going to take over my aunt’s dental practice and be a dentist.
Apache have the strongest nation in the world behind them. So we’re going to inflict pain where our European aunts and uncles had to endure it. And so the fact that you could actually get Nazis scared of a band of Jews, that’s – again, that’s a gigantic psychological thing.
My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up, which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it, we’d look at the pictures.
Well, I do have some maiden aunts that are not quite like the aunts in the book, but I definitely do have a couple of them, and a couple of old aunties.
Arty farty, you’ll never fool your Aunt, who knew you picked your nose and wet your pants.
I grew up in a family full of strong women. A great aunt on my mother’s side had been a matron on a hospital ship in World War II, and one on my father’s side had served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service.
I shared a room with my parents until I was 7, and I lived with my uncles and aunts and my cousins and my grandfather… so the house was always full of people.
My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
I don’t think of myself as a feminist, but if someone calls me a feminist icon, that’s fine. I’ve always stood up for women and myself in general. I have a great love and respect, because I have had beautiful sisters, aunts and my grandmas, but I love men. I totally understand the nature of men.
My aunt could not have been the lone romantic who gave up everything for sex. Women in the old China did not choose. Some man had commanded her to lie with him and be his secret evil.
My grandmother and my mom and my aunt Aurelia, my grandmother Juanita, my mom Lucia – we lived on the outskirts of a barrio in Mexico City called Tepito, and Tepito for many, many decades was the largest barrio in Mexico and perhaps even Latin America.
Once my grandmother’s Alzheimer’s condition worsened, I was always nervous to get calls from my Aunt Lisa who is her daughter that I was raised with.
I was inspired to make music since I was 7 because my aunt is a songwriter.
Spelling bees? Spelling bees do not scare me. I competed in the National Spelling Bee twice, thank you very much. My dad competed in the National Spelling Bee. My aunt competed in the National Spelling Bee. My uncle WON the National Spelling Bee. If I can’t spell it, I know someone who can. So just bring it on.
I went to ‘The Nutcracker’ every year with my grandma and aunt. Then, in my early teen years, I thought I wanted to be a ballet dancer. I went real gung-ho in that direction, and I started performing in ‘The Nutcracker.’
A part of me wants to sort of try and sound cool and feed this myth that I’m some sort of glamorous lothario, but I was raised by women – my mother and her mother and my aunts – and as a result, most of my friends have always been women.
My mother died when I was 12, and right after, my dad died in a car crash. I was 15 and had no family. The court sent me to live with my uncle and aunt in Missouri.
When I was a kid, my aunt coached me a little bit for choir, and what she taught me actually stuck with me. She basically taught me to sing from my diaphragm and not from my throat.
Something in the human psyche confuses beauty with the right to be loved. The briefest glance at human folly reveals that good looks and worthiness operate independently. Yet countless socializing forces, from Aunt Clara to the latest perfume ad, reinforce beliefs like ‘If I were pretty enough, I would be loved.’
My father, my uncles, my aunts, from my father’s side and my mother’s side… they were all professional musicians. My father was a concert master, he took me to a lot of rehearsals, concerts, performances, opera, ballet. For me, that was life.
It is most oppressive to be an aunt.
My dad was a keen actor when he was young; my auntie is heavily involved in amateur dramatics back in Northern Ireland, and my great aunt was a woman called Greer Garson.
Aunt Marion was right… Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.
My aunt got me interested in journalism – she found an old typewriter, had it worked over, put it on the dining room table, gave me a stack of paper and said, ‘Play like you’re a writer.’
There is a trend in child-rearing that I find abhorrent: “Whatever the kids want to do is fine.” For me, the classic example of this is when someone has a visitor and says, “Go kiss Aunt Gertrude,” and Aunt Gertrude says, “She doesn’t have to kiss me if she doesn’t want to.” Well, I think that’s wrong.
In truth, I am a single mother. But I don’t feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends.
John Kerry only went to prep schools because he had an aunt who had the money to pay for his way into those prep schools.
Of course, it’s hard to get interested in the whole idea of government. Nothing ever changes, especially people saying ‘nothing ever changes,’ despite the fact their kid now has a free nursery place and their aunt was forced to work despite having dementia.
We live in a world where we have friends, neighbors, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, people we journey with for years who are gay. And we need to love, affirm and all of us together work on the real problems that we have in the world.
It’s our job – as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles – to find books our kids are going to like.
Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one’s eyes Her aunt, who, from her earliest youth, Had kept a strict regard for truth, Attempted to believe Matilda The effort very nearly killed her.
Mom was a smoker. My grandfather was a smoker. My aunts were smokers. My uncles were smokers. I don’t know any smokers now, not even my mom.
My aunt looked like Lucille Ball, and everything she touched was beautiful and elegant. But I was intelligent enough to understand I would never be like her.
And if I had not a letter to write myself, I might sit by you and admire the evenness of your writing, as another young lady once did. But I have an aunt too, who must not be longer neglected.
When it passes towards the east, the sun begins to have less effect upon it, and a thin line on the edge of its bright side emits its splendour towards the earth.
What I’m worrying about is what Tom is going to say when he starts talking.” “Uncle Tom?” “I wish there was something else you could call him except ‘Uncle Tom,’ ” Aunt Dahlia said a little testily. “Every time you do it, I expect to see him turn black and start playing the banjo.
My favourite place to train is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where I train with my aunt and sister during the off-season. It is basically a flat, grassy area by the side of the road where we have made a path to run on.
Layers are not difficult for me. You have the luxury of takes, so if you feel like, say, you did not take in the fact that your aunt is across the way in one take, you do it again and try to add that piece.
My aunt put my cousins into a children’s modelling agency, then my mum did it with us. Me and my sister got a few TV adverts, which was good pocket money. A director saw photos of me and asked me to do a short film.
My own aunt was Merle Oberon, so movie stardom was not a faraway mystery to me as a child: it was part of the family business.
I was blessed to have family members who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Whether it is your parents, or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it’s important that kids have someone who encourages them to chase their rainbow.
With my aunt, I definitely can relate to how she makes a movie because she does it with her own demeanor, which isn’t this loud presence.
She was calm and quiet now with knowing what she had always known, what neither her parents nor Aunt Claire nor Frank nor anyone else had ever had to teach her: that if you wanted something to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.
If you look there is humor in every situation like your Aunt eating up all the food at the funeral or the lady sitting next to you at the bus stop.
It’s a myth that if you’re liked by only four people it must be good. It might also be very bad: they might be your mother, your brother, your uncle and your aunt.
My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory – with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost. One of my earliest poems, Give and Take, was about my Aunt Sugar, how I was losing her to her memory loss.
I saw Uncle John with Long Tall Sally, he saw Aunt Mary coming and he ducked back in the alley.
My love of music comes from as long as I remember. I begged my mum to learn piano for a year when I was 4; she wanted to make sure I was serious, and I wanted to be Chuck Berry when I grew up! We were a very musical family; my mum would play guitar, and her, my dad and aunt would sing and harmonize!
Our sainted aunts prate of living for others while our rich uncles call us mollycoddles for not fighting for what we want. Murder is a patriotic act if you commit it in a uniform; it is the blackest sin if you kill someone while wearing a gray flannel suit.
My mother wasn’t strong like my aunt. She was just very passive.
Aunt Libby: “I think I’m getting married! I’ve been dying to tell you.” Raven: “You are? Congrats! Dad didn’t mention…” Aunt Libby: “Well, okay, it’s not official or anything. In fact, we haven’t officially gone out yet. I just met him last night.
Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker… anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
Every man should have aunts. They illustrate the triumph of guess work over logic.
The jelly – the jam and the marmalade, And the cherry-and quince-‘preserves’ she made! And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear, With cinnamon in ’em, and all things rare! And the more we ate was the more to spare, Out to old Aunt Mary’s! Ah!
Was she telling you to stay away from me?” I asked. He paused, then said, “Yeah.” He squeezed my hand out of Aunt Lauren’s sight. “It’s okay. We’re good.” Chloe and Derek
My aunt was so attuned to commercials that she could always identify the voiceover actor.
I basically am the only musician in my family. My aunt plays a little piano, but that’s about it. My dad’s mother painted and was actually good at it. I do not come from a long line of musicians, though.
If the aunt of the vicar has never touched liquor, watch out when she finds the Champagne.
My parents didn’t really understand too much about sport. At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago, and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins. Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles.
All my aunts in the Phillipines, they look at me and say ‘Darreeeeeen! You so thin! Eat!’
I always want to know the things one shouldn’t do.” “So as to do them?” asked her aunt. “So as to choose.” said Isabel
To make my diary a little different I am going to call it a Thought Book … I have thoughts that I never can use unlesss I write them down, for Aunt Miranda always says, Keep your thoughts to yourself.
I found myself in the doldrums in the early Nineties. I was too old to play the dolly bird any longer and I looked too young to play a woman of my real age. No one ever saw me as the aunt, mother or grandmother.
My aunt used to say, “It’s between me and my god; it’s got nothing to do with you.” It was a good enough answer for me as a snot-nosed college kid angling for a religious debate, and I still think it’s a good way of putting it.
I was a really picky eater as a child. Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we’d hum the Popeye tune and then I’d happily eat it.
At the age of three my grand aunt proclaimed her independence by categorically refusing to have her feet bound, resolutely tearing off the bandages as fast as they were applied.
You have to get autistic kids out and expose them to things, but do this without any surprises, so they know what to expect. You have to find skilled mentors to teach them things. For me, it was an aunt, and it was my science teacher. You need to find the things they’re interested in and good at and expand on this.
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Classical music has become rarefied, like a maiden aunt that nobody wants to talk to.
My dad was a Marine, my aunt is still in the Navy, and my grandfathers both served. So, it’s a huge honor for me to represent my country in any way I can.
My aunt, Rosie Gaines, sung with Prince – ‘Diamonds and Pearls.’ And at the time, I didn’t realize how big of a song that was. I just thought, ‘Oh, that’s my auntie singing with Prince. That’s cool.’
I find weddings really boring. They give speeches, your aunt kisses you on the cheek, and you’re at a boring table. But it’s different when it’s your own.
I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends and I am an aunt to three lovely children.
I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church. I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother’s aunt who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and a few others.
Visit your Aunt, but not every Day; and call at your Brother’s, but not every night.
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My parents separated before I was 1 year old. I moved in with my aunt and uncle when I was in fourth grade. I was, like, 8 or 9 years old. I was getting in a lot of trouble when I was in Southern California. My older sisters were in gangs. My older brother was in gangs.
My dad’s side of the family was very poor while growing up, but my dadi raised three kids, got my dad through medical school, sent my uncle to America where he wanted to work and helped my aunt become an accountant, because that’s what she wanted to do.
But you have to be told you’re special first before you believe it yourself. I was first told I was special by my aunt. The second person was my scoutmaster.
I didn’t come from a background where I saw a lot of loving couples. All my aunts and uncles were either split up or fighting all the time. The only healthy relationships I saw were on TV.
I like to buy books for the kids in my family. I guess that’s why they call me the ‘mean’ aunt.
An Aunt is a safe haven for a child. Someone who will keep your secrets and is always on your side.
My grandfather gave me inspiration to cook, and love food and flavors. My Aunt Raffie, gave me creativity and the inspiration to create new things. My mother inspires me to find simplicity in food.
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
Aunt B walked out onto the helipad wearing loose yoga pants. вЂњIвЂ™m just here to stretch. Kate, want to help?вЂќ вЂњSure.вЂќ Thirty seconds later, as I was flying through the air, I decided that this wasnвЂ™t the best idea.
My aunt was a fashion model and I happened to go to her agency with her, one day, when I was five. A talent agent said, “You should come talk to us.” I did a few things. I did an indie movie and commercials, and stuff.
I am pleased to see that many of the world’s leaders have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
My aunt Julie was a production manager, and she heard of an opening. Some show was looking for children to run around the house or whatever. I auditioned and got the part, and I showed up in all of my monstrous energy, bouncing everywhere like an electron.
There’s been times when I’ve had heartbreaking moments and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe you said that,’ or ‘I can’t believe you did that’. And it hurts, it still hurts, and it’ll always hurt, but I’ve never had somebody that I truly cared about just walk out on me, whether it was a boyfriend, or an aunt, mom or dad.
Unless I have my aunt or my boyfriend to take care of me, I’m a little pathetic.
I have a part-time dog. I’m actually an aunt to a dog, and he’s an awful dog, but I love him. He’s only interested in doing what he wants to do.
My aunt in Texas, when she did the hazing things, they had girls swallow oysters. They’d wrap an oyster in dental floss, swallow them, and then pull them back up.
I’m a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It’s crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening.
These are all elements, but the main thing we can do in the Middle East is encourage the reformist elements.
I don’t remember being a keen reader, but apparently I was. My aunt told me that whenever I was teased for reading, I would say, “To each his own.”
Acting is our job, not talking about it. In France, they know me like I belong to their family. I go somewhere and I feel like Im sometimes the aunt, the grandmother, the mother, the sister. They all know me. But its not supposed to be that way.
I was raised by my aunt and we bonded over the eight-o-clock movie on TV. We’d watch everything from James Cagney in ‘White Heat’ to Lon Chaney in ‘The Wolf Man’ and every Bogart movie.
Where is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized, it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old. I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts. And there’s no way I can get there again.
My aunt was a chef and she inspired me deeply so she was a huge motivator but more than anything it was a quest for independence and freedom that lead me to an L.A. Culinary School.
I was one of six kids; my grandmother lived with us. We had an aunt who used to have nerves, and all her kids would turn up and live with us.
Growing up in a Mediterranean household ruined my tastebuds a little bit because my mom, my sisters, and my aunt were all great cooks, and ever since I went plant-based, I’ve been missing a little bit of that Mediterranean affection.
My aunt has this video from when I was 6 years old, no teeth or nothing, and I told my mom and my aunt that I was going to the NFL.
I was painfully shy, so my aunt suggested to my mum that me and my brother go to Stage 84, a performing arts school in Yorkshire. I’ve probably romanticised it in my head, but I seem to remember that in the space of an hour’s drama workshop, I was transformed. I went in really shy, and I came out full of confidence.
Radio was my life growing up. Then, I started in our family band with my uncle, my father, my aunt and my little brother. We would go to The Chicken Box and all the bars and play.
My aunts lived on liquor and seldom felt like eating much. I don’t know what’s wrong about a kid stealing when he’s hungry.
Your sister is the only creature on earth who shares your heritage, history, environment, DNA, bone structure, and contempt for stupid Aunt Gertie.
I had two spinster aunts who were seamstresses, and of course unemployed in the 1930s, but the union gave them a life. They had a couple of weeks in the country for a union installation and they had educational programs and all sorts of things. There was a life, you know, a real community.
I know that’s a vague answer, but you just have to really pedal yourself around town and attempt to not get too discouraged. There is also a different kind of challenge for women, as they graduate into their 30s. It’s hard. There isn’t as much work. You’re suddenly the aunt, or something. So, it’s a process.
I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who, when they write their autobiographies, always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me, etc.
‘Daughters of Britannia’ is a fascinating book, not least because it shines a light on a very dark corner of Foreign Office dealings. Diplomatic spouses are the Aunt Sallys of the foreign service: responsible for nearly everything, recognised for almost nothing.
I started in Grade 2. I went with my aunt and her boyfriend to an arena, an outdoor rink which was a block away from my grandparents. My grandpa came from Oregon. He had coached his son, my uncle, in hockey, and he was happy to get me involved in it.
It has to do – I think – with growing up in an apartment, with my aunt and my cousins right next door to me, with the door open, with neighbors walking in and out, with people yelling at each other all the time.
From an aunt, long ago: “Death has come for me many times but finds me always in my lovely garden and leaves me there, I think, as an excuse to return.
The farm was a great place to grow up, but I preferred the Hollywood Hills. My aunt looked like Lucille Ball and everything she touched was beautiful and elegant. But I was intelligent enough to understand I would never be like her.
“Well, well!” said my aunt. “I only ask. I don’t depreciate her. Poor little couple! And so you think you were formed for one another, and are to go through a party-supper-table kind of life, like two pretty pieces of confectionery, do you, Trot?”
I got into cooking just by watching my mom and my aunts and my great-aunts and actually one of my cousins who has her own catering business in Atlanta, Georgia. So everybody around me really cooked and it was just all these different styles and backgrounds and cuisines of cooking that I found so interesting.
God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts.
You named them: hustlers, killers, fiends, ex-cons.
I called them: cousins, aunts, pops, moms.
To you? Hoodlums, crackheads, gunmens.
To me? Just neighbors, classmates, young friends.
I called them: cousins, aunts, pops, moms.
To you? Hoodlums, crackheads, gunmens.
To me? Just neighbors, classmates, young friends.
Families need families. Parents need to be parented. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles are back in fashion because they are necessary. Stresses on many families are out of proportion to anything two parents can handle.
I lost my aunt to breast cancer.
Her aunt Sol had once told Shai to smile at the worst insults and snap at the minor ones. That way, no man would know your heart.
My mom was a hairdresser. My aunt was a hairdresser. My brother was a hairdresser. My sisters are hairdressers.
I was 16 before I met another passionate collector. One summer, I visited England; a new friend took me calling on his dotty, brilliant old aunt. She occupied a quaint house in Kent. Its walls were lined with glass-fronted cases full of what? Ancient shoe buckles.
My initial introduction to him was – this is a funny story… My Aunt Marian, my entire life growing up, told me that I looked like Charlie Chaplin. That didn’t really resonate with me when I was younger – I hadn’t seen a lot of his films.
Glutton things, those are things that are dangerous for me. My grandma and my aunt died of diabetes; I’m borderline diabetic.
I thought Mike Pence, upon reflection to me, came across a little bit like your favorite aunt who refuses, in spite of first-person evidence that grandpa has been drunk and disorderly in public, that, says, no, no, grandpa would never do that, even though grandpa is being taken off in handcuffs.
Aunt Jane observed, the second time She tumbled off a bus, ‘The step is short from the Sublime To the Ridiculous.
That’s enough, and I have a ministry as a neighbor as well. A ministry as a friend and a ministry as an aunt and a godmother, and family is very much in the circle of my vocation.
I always wrote. I’ve written stories since I was 9. We didn’t have a computer at home, but my aunt Magda had one. Whenever I’d go to her place, I was in the basement working on her computer, writing stories.
I’m a really fun aunt, so I hope I’m going to be a fun mom! I like to have fun and be silly and not take myself too seriously with the kids, so I hope that will translate when I actually have my own.
We do not know what things look like. We know what things are like. It must be a very limiting thing,this seeing. -Aunt Beast
Never,” said my aunt, “be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you.
I am so excited to be an aunt.
I have six siblings but grew up an only child. I was adopted by my aunt and uncle.
Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.
The moment Aunt March took her nap, or was busy with company, Jo hurried to this quiet place, and curling herself up in the easy chair, devoured poetry, romance, history, travels, and pictures like a regular bookworm.
At my aunt’s funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn’t be bound by the belief that I’m supposed to stay in anything – whether it’s a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance – if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness.
Her eyes were distant, and she seemed to be listening to that voice that first told her the story, a mother, sister, or aunt. Then her voice, like her singing, cut through the crickets and crackling fire.
I was born in Senegal in 1996. My mom moved to New York when I was two years old, so I was raised by my aunt back home.
My family has always had Cape Verdean pride but I don’t think it was something the kids in the family necessarily understood. However, I was very conscious of the fact that both sides of my family were drastically different and my aunts, cousins, and uncles varied in different shades of brown.
When you age, you can do all kinds of roles. You don’t have to look great. You can be the mom, the aunt. You can have a small part. You’re an actor.
So while the name Redskins is only a bit offensive, itвЂ™s extremely tacky and datedвЂ”like an old aunt who still talks about вЂcolored peopleвЂ™ or limps her wrist to suggest someoneвЂ™s gay.
My favorite game was one I invented with my cousins called Mean Aunt Rosie, where I was a deranged maiden aunt who chased them around the house.
No one remembers her beginnings. Mothers and aunts tell us about infancy and early childhood, hoping we won’t forget the past when they had total control over our lives and secretly praying that because of it, we’ll include them in our future.
Although born in a prosperous realm, we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge, and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us.
You deliver 2,000 babies or better – 3,000 by that time. And that’s, you know, at minimum, three people each. And then if you take grandparents or grandparents of siblings and aunts and uncles, you know, you get – a 100,000 votes outta that
Actual evidence I have none, But my aunt’s charwoman’s sister’s son Heard a policeman, on his beat Say to a housemaid in Downing Street That he had a brother, who had a friend, Who knew when the war was going to end.
In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
My Aunt Linh had to reimagine her life after she was diagnosed with RMS, especially when she was faced with certain challenges related to her fashion and beauty routines.
They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt.
It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles.
My Aunt Marsha ruled the family with a rod of iron. She was one wicked, mean woman.
We shall trespass upon your aunt and uncle’s hospitality only a little longer.’ You will, will you?’ Yes,’ said Dumbledore simply, ‘I shall.
I remember I had an aunt that lived in a house that had this beautiful ceramic wall that was entirely a painting of a peacock.
The saints are never the kind of killjoy spinster aunts who go in for faultfinding and lack all sense of humor.
Everyone gets surprised because neither one of my parents play golf. Like I said in my speech, my aunt and uncle really love golf, and we visited them, and she gave me two clubs. Like people think when they don’t know who my dad is, they think he’s my coach.
It’s not hard to draw from within yourself to play someone protective of her daughter. I have animals and I’m a daughter, sister, wife, aunt and friend, and I can be fiercely protective.
It isn’t often that Aunt Dahlia lets her angry passions rise, but when she does, strong men climb trees and pull them up after them.
I was taught the alphabet by my aunts before I was four years old, and I was reading the Bible in class and beginning geography when I was six.
I am the monarch of the sea,
The Ruler of the Queen’s Navee,
Whose praise Great Britain loudly chants
And we are his sisters, and his cousins, and his aunts!
The Ruler of the Queen’s Navee,
Whose praise Great Britain loudly chants
And we are his sisters, and his cousins, and his aunts!
There is more than one kind of freedom,” said Aunt Lydia. “Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don’t underrate it.
I love so many directors. I love David O. Russell. I love David Fincher, I love Alexander Payne and Jane Campion and my aunt. Spike Jonze. There are just so many amazing directors.
During my last days at Florida State, 65 to 70 percent of my boys did not have a daddy at home. They’re raised by mommas. Thank God for them mommas, or grandmommas. Or big sister or aunt.
I had lunch the other day with my niece, Emma, and she said, ‘You’re so smart, Aunt Julia.’ And I wanted to say, ‘I’m not smart – I’m 41! You’re 17!’
I had this memory of being with my aunt, who I loved, you know, and watching her blow some bubbles in sunlight, and my heart fluttered when I watched her.
[On an anarchist acquaintance:] Everything in appearance the most alarmist aunt could wish.
I take my role of being an aunt seriously and have attended every important event/milestone in all my nieces’ and nephews’ lives.
I hope that my niece in 20 years is going to say to me, ‘Aunt Stevie, what was with your hair?’
My aunt is a newscaster in Lubbock, Texas, and she got a letter that said, ‘Natalie Maines will be shot dead at their show in Dallas, Texas,’ with the date of our concert. It was freaky to see that in writing.
The seat received him in a loose and distant kind of way, like an aunt who disapproves of the last fifteen years of your life and will therefore furnish you with a basic sherry, but refuses to catch your eye.
It’s a sweet thing, faith. With it, you can handle any circumstance, any crisis, because you know God always has your back. And when God is for you, who can be against you? Nobody. As my Aunt Hattie says, “One and God are a majority.”
It’s funny, you know, growing up, you are always introduced to people as your uncle this or your aunt that or your cousin this. By the time I was in my 20s, I had no idea who I actually was or wasn’t related to. It’s kind of a running joke in the family.
From my earliest memories, my aunt was squirting out oil paint. I could just eat it. I would go from her studio and walk down to my father’s house, and there he was, working in egg tempera.
We always have a traditional Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. My Aunt Lynne organises that for the family, so we go to her house in Hampshire and it gets ever more elaborate every year.
When I meet people who say – which they do all of the time – ‘I must just tell you, my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live, but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest,’ and so forth, I switch off quite early.
I remember admiring my aunt’s – my mom’s sister’s – fashion, which was very feminine and sexy, but always sophisticated.
Ambassador Winters, allow me to introduce my aunt Abby and her….boyfriend.’ Townsed tensed. Abby glared. And Rebecca Baxter looked like she was going to choke on her chewing gum.
I make a bad mom, but I can pull off a crazy aunt.
Take a little walk down Know You Role Boulevard, hang that right on Jabroni Drive, and then proceed to check your Aunt Jemima no-pancake-havin’ ass di-rectly into the Smackdown Hotel!
My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all funny, and I felt that energy, that delivery, that timing, that sarcasm. All that stuff seeped into my brain.
Harry, I’ve left a letter telling your aunt and uncle not to worry–” “They won’t,” said Harry. “That you’re safe–” “That’ll just depress them.” “–and you’ll see them next summer.” “Do I have to?
I grew up with a very big extended family, with a lot of aunts. We had about five or six houses on one street.
I think that the kinds of stereotypes that people have about Haitians or about HIV sufferers exist because we don’t realize that these are our brothers, our sisters, our aunts and uncles, our neighbors. They are us. And I don’t mean that in some metaphorical sense. They are literally us.
Dear Aunt Loretta, Thank you so much for the awesome pants! How did you know I wanted that for Christmas? I love the way the pants look on my legs! All my friends will be so jealous that I have my very own pants. Thank you for making this the best Christmas ever! Sincerely, Greg
Why is she Mrs. C.J. Walker? It really was a matter of her trying to insist that people respect her, because during that time, white people would call any black woman ‘Sally.’ ‘Aunt Sally.’ So this was like… you can’t call me that.
My Aunt Ida at age eighty-three: ‘Yeah,’ she said, ‘I’ll be dead pretty soon. And frankly, I don’t give a damn.’
Aunts offer kids an opportunity to try out ideas that don’t chime with their parents and they also demonstrate that people can get on, love each other and live together without necessarily being carbon copies.
No one can teach your child like you can. No nanny, Bible school teacher, aunt, or uncle has your authority. What a phenomenal privilege is yours.
My dad had an aunt at the turn of the century who died from diabetes, but she was the closest affected relative in my family.
This is getting ugly.вЂќ вЂ“ Abigail вЂњLike my great-auntвЂ™s underpants.вЂќ вЂ“ Sundown
I’m from Chicago. My grandfather was a policeman, and my aunts are married to policemen.
Growing up, I wanted to be a sports commentator. Then my aunt introduced me to the fashion industry, and everything sort of fell into place.
Correct morality can only be derived from what man is вЂ” not from what do-gooders and well-meaning aunt Nellies would like him to be.
I know as an aunt, you fall into the trap of turning to your niece and saying, ‘you look beautiful’ – because of course all children do look beautiful – but if the message they get is that is what’s important and that is what gets praise, then that’s not necessarily the most positive message you want them to hear.
My mother passed when I was in the third grade, my father when I was in the seventh, and that’s when I was shipped to Los Angeles to live with an aunt.
My father died in 1957, just before I was born. My mother went to her Jewish aunt, who slammed the door in her face.
Wigs have always been a part of my life and have become a staple accessory in my closet. I can remember being a little girl and hearing all the commotion in my house from my mom, aunts and grandmother when picking out their wigs for the day. It was such a good time for them and part of their everyday beauty routine.
I want everybody to think I’m a hard worker as an aunt, a sister, a friend, a daughter, a niece, everything. I want to be great at every role, because every role in my life is as important as being Jessie J.
Catherine Keener is everyone’s dream sister slash mom slash aunt.
My mum lives in Boston; she’s famous for teaching wushu and t’ai chi. So from when I was young, my mum and aunt were like: ‘You’re training; you’re not playing baseball or football.’ Training every day was normal. Later, when I was almost a teenager, Bruce Lee became my idol.
Female influence came from my grandmother and my aunt. They would sing Corsican love songs while cleaning the house and dress all in black and say melodramatic things like: ‘I want to die.’
Someone, I was beginning to suspect, had a bit of a gangster complex. It wasn’t really very hard to figure out who. I mean, I was guessing it wasn’t Christopher’s aunt Jackie.
Acting is our job, not talking about it. In France, they know me like I belong to their family. I go somewhere and I feel like I’m sometimes the aunt, the grandmother, the mother, the sister. They all know me. But it’s not supposed to be that way.
While growing up, I have had women around me, be it my mother or aunt, who have individually shown me how to be strong.
Tori’s my legal name. My niece and nephews, they all call me Aunt Ellen, because I went by my middle name years ago, before I turned 18.
Andrea raised her hand. вЂњThis is the hand that slapped Aunt B.вЂќ вЂњMaybe you should have it gold-plated.вЂќ вЂњHere, you can touch it, since youвЂ™re my best friend.
I tell young people that people aren’t just going to flock to you as your mentors. You have to seek them out. It could be your next-door neighbor; it could be somebody upstairs from you, somebody down the block from you. An aunt or an uncle. Some relative. A parent.
I have a lot of palm trees, because they say to me holidays and ocean. I grew up very poor and I had an aunt who would go on holiday and send me postcards of palm trees and I would pin them to the wall, so I’ve gone from that fantasy to reality.
Sign language was a great experience. I have a deaf aunt that I am able to communicate with because of that class.
I think I’m a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
My aunt Ruth Brown was a jazz musician. I got hooked on it at a young age, understanding what John Coltrane was doing playing two notes on the saxophone at the same time, which is impossible.
My aunt was Frances Hodges, who in the Fifties was the editor of ‘Seventeen’ and later one of the creators of ‘Mademoiselle.’ She was my Auntie Mame; she loved culture. She was a Quaker, but she became a milliner against all Quaker logic – they feel that fashion and art are vanities – because she loved fashion.
It’s really fun working on this Marvel movie [ Spiderman]. The essentials of Aunt May are that she’s helped raise Spiderman and she’s his moral compass.
Do you have spies in Clan Heavy?вЂќ вЂњI have spies everywhere.вЂќ I looked at Andrea, who was hoarding bacon on her plate. вЂњShe had tea with MahonвЂ™s wife.вЂќ Andrea said. Aunt B looked at her. вЂњYou and I need to work on your air of mystery.
It was a mystery to me. To that awful black-and-white farm, with that aunt who was dressed badly, with smelly farm animals around when she could live with winged monkeys and magic shoes and gay lions. I didn’t get it.
I’ll admit, I like to be the aunt who spoils my nephews rotten.
The best aunts aren’t substitute parents, they’re co-conspirators.
My Aunt Marion used to always tell me ‘a touch of sun adds an air of intrigue…’
In traditional Asian arts, the word and the picture always sit next to each other. I have an aunt, a Chinese brush painter, who told me that when you do a Chinese brush painting, you have to pair the image up with some poetry.
My father taught me about having principles and how to treat people with respect. My aunt also taught me how to keep a perspective on everything that happens to you. So you learn to be humble and not take your success for granted.
Say what you will about ‘Miracle on 34th Street’; I can take my grandchildren to it. If I had a maiden aunt, I could take her, or my ma and pa if they were alive.
My aunt and overprivileged cousin only recognize two states of being: glitter and grunge. And if you werenвЂ™t glitter, well, that only left one other option.
Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.
So what makes me happy? I was really happy to build this house. That’s it; building things. The trouble with software is that it’s very hard to show your aunt in Florida what you’ve done.
My aunt used to call me light bulb head because my head is small at the bottom and bigger at the top. But it was a term of endearment.
Green has always been my mom’s favorite color. My father, aunt and I have gotten her jade, emerald, and peridot pieces over the years, and we always seem to be on the lookout.
My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she’d always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don’t see you on TV every week they think you must be starving.
People used to grow up in small communities where folk wisdom was passed down. But we don’t live there anymore. We can’t go next door to your aunt and ask her for the answers.
Race makes things funny. A black guy driving in NASCAR: not funny. A black guy driving a car sponsored by Tide: not funny. A black guy driving a car sponsored by Aunt Jemima: hilarious.
Ten years ago, desalination was the crazy aunt in the attic. That’s changed. It is now entering the mainstream and being taken seriously.
My great-aunt. . . . said nobody under 18 had any business reading Dickens. . . . She was right.
I didn’t want to be the aunt where you come over and can’t sit on the sofa.
Childhood romances always seem so real, so enduring, when we are separated from the object of our affection. But usually, when we return, we find that our dreams and memories quiet surpassed reality. -Lady Anne, Whitney’s aunt
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
Maybe! Maybe! Maybe if your aunt had a beard, she’d be your uncle.
It’s Charley’s Aunt and The Odd Couple rolled into one.
All my life, up until that moment, I’d had a warm, protective blanket wrapped around me, knitted of aunts and uncles, purled of first and second and third cousins, knot-tied with grandmas and grandpas and greats. That blanket had just dropped from my shoulders. I felt cold, lost and alone.
My aunt and uncle, who bought me up, were big players in the fashion industry in London during the 60s. They were furriers and designers, and my aunt dressed some of the major windows on Oxford Street.
It was nice to see someone who appreciated her for her character, no matter how disgusted Christian was by the idea of ANYONE dating his aunt. And I actually kind of liked seeing Christian so obviously tormented. It was good for him.
There are a lot of kids out there that look at me as their mother, and I have my two biological children, and there are so many queens that look at me as an aunt or some sort of confidante, and I can absorb it really well.
Take my camel, dear,’ said my aunt Dot, climbing down from that animal on her return from high Mass.
Dad’s mother and aunt were actresses.
When I was driving home, I just thought about the word ‘special’. And I thought the last person who said that about me was my Aunt Helen. I was very grateful to have heard it again. Because I guess we all forget sometimes. And I think everyone is special in their own way. I really do.
Somewhere, I had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had, but Aunt Alexandra was of the opinion, obliquely expressed, that the longer a family had been squatting on one patch of land the finer it was.
It was an emotional roller coaster – going from Christmas, then your aunt dies, and then all the stats come out and you might get all these records. I’ve been asked, ‘How do you feel’ Tired. I’m really blessed we do have this week off where I can kind of grab a hold back to reality.
During past years, like frightened children, we were afraid to eat the strong meat of human rights and instead sucked the milk of civil rights from the breasts of white liberals, black Uncle Toms, and Aunt Jemimas.
Cuddling was for great aunts and teddy bears. Cuddling gave him cramp.
I found my style in my aunt’s attic. She hoarded all her ’60s clothes there, along with the tiaras she’d won as a beauty queen, and I’d steal her wedding dress to wear around town.
One must not judge other cultures by the standars of one’s one,’ said Aunt Hilda
One of my favorite places in San-Francisco is Aunt Charlies drag show. You pay $3 and see shows that literally give you goose bumps and bring you to tears. As a performer, you know they’re giving 100% and you can’t help but cry.
Well, there arenвЂ™t any graves in mundane wedding ceremonies,вЂќ said Tessa. вЂњThough your ability to quote the Bible is impressive. Better than my aunt HarrietвЂ™s.вЂќ вЂњDid you hear that, James? She just compared us to her aunt Harriet.
I always enjoyed acting. My aunt was actually an actress.
My childhood ambition was to be an Olympic swimmer like my aunt, but that died a quick death when I discovered other sports. I swam very competitively till I was 15, then I swam for fun until I was 18. But athletics remain a very big part of my life.
I definitely don’t want to have kids … I don’t think I’d be a great mother. I’m a great aunt or friend of a mother … I don’t want to spend that kind of time. I don’t want to have a kid and have it raised by a nanny. I don’t have time to raise a child.
My aunt Maxie had a plastic guitar in her closet, and I started playing that, going nuts on it. I went to stay with my dad, and he saw how much I was into it, and I put my first guitar on layaway. It was a Kay Starter Series guitar and Gorilla amplifier.
You mean he thinks I’m going to get MORE offers?” Kim said, appalled. “He doesn’t seem to be the only one that thinks so.” Mairelon said. “Aunt Agatha mentioned it to me yesterday afternoon. Is there anyone, or would you rather I turn the lot of them away?” Kim shook her head. “There isn’t anyone.” Except you.
I call on those that call me son, Grandson, or great-grandson, On uncles, aunts, great-uncles or great-aunts, To judge what I have done. Have I, that put it into words, Spoilt what old loins have sent?
Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there’s the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
Compulsory reading for anyone who has a pig, an aunt or a sense of humor.
I grew up with a piano, and my aunt taught me chords. I played with bands in high school and I could do like, C chord, G chord, D chord; really simple, rhythm piano.
One of my more recent favorite memories is of traveling to Jeonju with my aunt and uncle. After my mother passed away, my aunt and I became a lot closer, and I’ve really grown to cherish the relationship we formed together as adults.
My paternal uncle and aunt have jobs, and they are the ones who feed the family with a regular income.
I only hope to do well enough before I die to have a house as big as my rich Uncle Ed and Aunt Carole.
I want to be the coolest aunt in the entire world.
The first song I wrote, in fifth grade, was totally ripped from Jeffrey Lewis. My aunt’s boyfriend gave me bass lessons, and I played drums for a year in sixth grade. Around seventh grade, I got a guitar and forgot everything else.
I’m after joining the ‘This Morning’ family, so I’m going to be doing a bit of presenting. I’m going to be taking some phone calls, like an agony aunt type thing, I’m going to be taking on some challenges, they want me to do a skydive and drift a car and things.
[On journalists:] They are the scavengers of society who, possessing no guts of their own, tear out the guts of celebrities. They have the sycophantic, false enthusing gush of maiden aunts: who are accustomed to being trampled on doormats.
My aunt Marcia Cope-Hart was in ‘Phantom Of the Opera’ in San Francisco for quite a few years when I was growing up, so we would go into the city a lot to see her.
My aunt Caroline was really a character. She lived and worked in my grandfather’s old house and even wore some of his clothes.
Something I’ve definitely learned from my aunt and my mom is that you’ve got to keep your eye on the ball. You have to realize that, in some instances, you may need to work twice as hard to get half as much, but you don’t stop. You don’t stop fighting.
Thanksgiving is a magical time of year when families across the country join together to raise America’s obesity statistics. Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming out of the dining room to sit in her car.
I’m the only one of the family born in Yorkshire. My aunt came down first with her husband and told my mum there was plenty of work in Wakefield. My dad was going to go to Australia, but mum said no, we’ll go to Wakefield.
My aunt and uncle are clearly civilians.
I’ve got an uncle myself. Nobody should be held responsible for their uncles. Nature’s little throwbacks – that’s how I look at it.
The idea behind ‘Gloria’ was to take a secondary character – the aunt, the mother – and stay with her as she becomes our protagonist.
When I was 13, I would come visit my aunt and uncle in New York. I decided I wanted to live with them after seeing my cousin’s school. Honestly, I just wanted to go to a school where I didn’t have to wear uniforms, and my mom said okay.
Many forms, sizes and colors, I think there are heroes in sports, in life…It would be clichГ© to say my dad, my granddad. I think I’m a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
Aunt Mimi possessed a horror of silence, which she battled with endless chat. The Typhoid Mary of the Telephone started her calls at 6:30 each morning.
I love San Francisco so much. I call it the Emerald City and have been coming here since 1992. I have a few old friends that live here, and my aunt and uncle live in Oakland. I think it’s a magical city – it’s big, sexy and very ‘cosmo’ with a small-town feel.
The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother: If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody, why not do it that way?
We died like aunts of pets or foreigners.
I discovered that our clan included loads of cousins and uncles and aunts and animals of every shape. I was taught that chaos and competition were family values. And I learned that we all loved the sea. Somehow, the sea was about us-our past, our exuberance, our frailty, our longing.
Why were you lurking under our window?” “Yes – yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?” “Listening to the news,” said Harry in a resigned voice. His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage. “Listening to the news! Again?” “Well, it changes every day, you see,” said Harry.
My dad was an actor and a writer; my mum was a drama teacher. My grandma was an actress. My aunt is an actress. My granddad was a cameraman. They would’ve been surprised if I wanted to be a dentist or something like that.
My aunt is a famous L.A. chef, Susan Feniger, and she’s got Street and Border Grill. So a fun night out for me is to go to my aunt’s restaurants.
You know how there’s all these rappers like Mike D and King T and Ice T and Cool C or something like that? Well, on Mayberry, on ‘Andy Griffith,’ they had Aunt B.
My mom had wild records, like Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and the Whispers. But the first record I bought was ‘Rapper’s Delight.’ It had a sky-blue cover with a rainbow. My aunt gave me money to get it, and I played it over and over on the record player.
When I was born, I was given to my uncle and aunt to raise as their kid because they couldn’t have kids.
My aunt put my cousins into a childrens modelling agency, then my mum did it with us. Me and my sister got a few TV adverts, which was good pocket money. A director saw photos of me and asked me to do a short film.
My mother was from West Bromwich; my grandfather was Pakistani. I had an aunt who started trying to trace the family tree and stopped when she saw what turned up.
I am amazed at the response of my being on the show. Everywhere I go, every young person points at me and says “Hi, Aunt Dolly.” Or “Are you Aunt Dolly?” I love doing the show and I love Miley and Billy Ray [Cyrus]. I am proud to be her honorary Godmother.
Theyre not group animals, theyre completely solitary, so if the babys mother is taken away, theres no system of aunts … their whole system is destroyed.
My aunt Marge has been so ill for so long that we’ve started to call her I can’t believe she’s not better
[My aunt] took me to my first play, too, which was dinner theater. I don’t know if they have that in England, but you eat a dinner while you watch a play. And she ordered a glass of wine. I was like, “Oh my God. This is, like, the most sophisticated thing I have ever done.”
I was thinking about it: so many of my stories are about my family life, not about being related to a lot of famous people. That’s my grandma, that’s my mama, my daddy, my aunt, my uncle, my stepdaddy. I’d probably tell them even if they weren’t well known.
I’m adopted by my uncle and aunt, who I look to as my parents and people who really did everything they could to put me on the right path. I’m really grateful to them.
All my forebears worked for a living. My grandfather painted portraits. My mother too. My aunt painted seascapes.
Twenty years after the Andy Griffith Show when Andy did Matlock, he hired me for four episodes. I told him I wanted to develop an Aunt Bea type role for Matlock, but he was against it. I did appear on other popular TV shows, like Family Affair, My Three Sons, Barnaby Jones and Little House on the Prairie.
One summer, when I was on break from architecture school in Tijuana, my aunt gave me a summer job cleaning up and peeling garlic, and I got to see her in her element. She was so passionate and such a good teacher, I decided to quit architecture school and go to culinary school in Los Angeles.
Madea is a cross between my mother and my aunt. She’s the type of grandmother that was on every corner when I was growing up.
My Aunt Sheila was terrifying! She would put a napkin in her mouth and say, ‘You’ve got something on your face, dear. Let me just scratch that off your face. Let me sand your cheek.’
When you’re thinking, “Why do I have to eat Aunt Sue’s casserole with potato chips crumbled on top again?” change that thought to “A couple of bites won’t kill me.”
Aunt Lovey used to tell me that if I wanted to be a writer, I needed a writer’s voice. ‘Read,’ she’d say, ‘and if you have a writer’s voice, one day it will shout out, ‘I can do that too!
This is so weird. They’re your brother and aunt.” “No, I understand. They’re your family too.” Rhys said. “They loved you and raised you. That’s what family is, right?
It is no use telling me there are bad aunts and good aunts. At the core, they are all alike. Sooner or later, out pops the cloven hoof.
The debt is like a crazy aunt we keep down in the basement. All the neighbors know she’s there, but nobody wants to talk about her.
Beyonce has set the tone as an aunt. I’ve set the tone as a mom.