Well I had a nice visit with my uncles and aunts yesterday, and boy do I feel young now! :) Either that or they've gotten quite old. Actually, my Auntie Louise gave me a few backhanded comments about getting old. Here's the first one: "Sweetie, we're all getting old. Even you, I see."
Awww, thanks Auntie! The last time I saw Auntie Louise and Uncle Rocky was at their 50th wedding anniversary, so the second thing she says to me is "Dolly, we have some beautiful pictures of you from our anniversary. What a pretty blue dress you were wearing."
"You looked so pretty Uncle Rocky didn't even recognize you. He didn't know who you were. It didn't look like you. You looked like you're in your thirties. In the picture, of course."
Actually Gary and Wifey Tootsie met Auntie Louise at my dad's funeral. I doubt Gary would remember her but I bet Tootsie does. She's quite a character, with her hot pink lipstick and bright blue eyeshadow. (dear god, please don't let me turn into auntie louise. thank you. amen.)
Auntie Louise is the only one of the bunch who wasn't born in Sicily so she's the only one who spoke entirely in English. The others would start a sentence in English and finish it in Sicilian, and I do mean Sicilian, not Italian. The Sicilian dialect is similar to Italian yet quite different. I took Italian for 5 years in school so I can follow along, plus I grew up with the half and half conversations so it was no prob.
It was no prob until the conversation turned to "blacks and puerto ricans" and abortion. omg. I was kinda following along (kinda) when Uncle Rocky turned to me and asked me what I thought of the l'abortion. Ut oh. Uncle Rocky is uber Catholic and a deacon in his church, so I don't know that he'd really appreciate my view.
"Ya, whaddaya think!"
"Well, I'd never have one Uncle Rocky, but the service should be there for women who choose that. If it's illegal women will find a way to get one and it'll be unregulated and dangerous...blah blah blah".
"I meana whaddaya think about la insuranca quando pay for it. that's a not right, eh?"
"Ohhhhhh. yeah, that's not right." (if i'm paying for insurance, of course it's right, but who cares)
Luckily Auntie Louis shifted the conversation to Dancing With The Stars, which is solid ground for me.
"Sweetheart, did you watch that Kardashian on dancing with the stars? What a handsome boy."
Auntie Louise also told me that Chelsea Clinton is getting divorced because her husband is a playboy. According to Auntie Louise it's all Chelsea's fault because he was a playboy before they got married so she should've known better.
"They don't change Jo!" She said, giving Uncle Rocky a glaring look.
I had no idea Chelsea and her hubby were splitting. I actually googled it last night and couldn't find much info about it but that doesn't matter. Auntie Louise knows!
In other relatives news, Sugar Bear is home sick. :( Ergo, I'm leaving work as early as possible today, once I get some shiat done.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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