[LMB] Ivan's Aunties

Eric Oppen technomad at intergate.com
Thu May 17 18:47:00 BST 2012

Quoting Peter Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net>:

> In rural SE Wisconsin, when I was brought up, my actual uncles and   
> aunts were always called "Uncle Bob" or "Aunt Priscill".  This   
> extended to grand uncles and aunts as well.  My cousins, and my   
> parent's cousins were just called by name.   My father z(whose own   
> parents were dead) called his mother- and father-in-law "Mom" and   
> "Dad", for that matter; to me they were, of course, "Grandma" and   
> "Grampa".
When I was growing up, my father's first cousin (12 years older, and  
had helped raise him after his mother died when he was six months old)  
was "Auntie Bee," and her mother, my dad's aunt, was "Gramma Alice."

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