Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Belated Birthday Post

This is to my Aunt Dorothy ...

more commonly known as "Aunt Dot".

She passed away several years ago

and I miss her very much,

as do my children.

Aunt Dot's Birthday was July 2nd and I was

thinking about her all day yesterday.

She was such a lady...a Perfect Lady, always.

In the eighties, a book was published called:

Real Women Don't Pump was funny,

but really, she fit every description of

a "real woman" in that book.

Aunt Dot didn't really like having her picture taken.

Of the few that I have, this is one of my favorites.

It is also one of the last.

Aunt Dot taught me many things: to use a table cloth and cloth napkins just to

make an ordinary lunch special, to send a silly card just for the fun of it,

to write Thank You notes (I mess up on this one all the time).

Aunt Dot always called me Elizabeth, even when my own

Mother called me Liz...

in case you didn't notice, I "go by" Elizabeth !

Aunt Dot and her wonderful husband Uncle Bob were

married for more than 50 years when he passed away leaving

her dreadfully sad. They were loving, constant, affectionate,

playful, kind, and a fabulous example to me of married life and love.

Thank You so much Aunt Dot for being such an Amazing Aunt and Friend.


  1. That's a beautiful tribute. I have an Aunt Dorothy who is a real lady too.

  2. What a lovely tribute to your aunt.
    Yesterday was my mom's birthday also.

  3. These are the kind of women we name our children after. Just hoping, by some chance their goodnes might rub off. What a great tribute!

  4. It sounds like you've been blessed to have such a lovely aunt. This was a wonderful post.

  5. She sounds like a wonderful person! You are so lucky you had her for an aunt.

  6. What a sweet post. I am horrible with thank you notes- but it is never too late!

  7. A lovely tribute. Sending cards for fun is a good one, now with e-mails I don't do it so much, which is a shame.

    July 2nd was my dad's birthday too.

  8. How wonderful of you to pay tribute to her. I bet she was wingin' on cloud nine. ;o)

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