Throughout my childhood Auntie Hettie was always around. She was my mother’s younger sister and she was always such fun to be with. She was an infant school teacher and she just loved children. She would take us to the seaside and she would take us to see Father Christmas. Whatever was going on which was fun, Auntie Hettie was right there in it.
She didn’t marry until she was in her mid-thirties and then she had two children, Carrie and Garry. Sadly she was widowed in her fifties and she missed her husband dreadfully. However, she is a feisty lady so once again she built a new life for herself. A few years ago Carrie moved back in with her so Auntie Hettie has been able to stay in her own home.
And next month Auntie Hettie will be ninety. What a day that will be! She doesn’t read my blog so I can let you in on a small secret – there will be a party! Carrie, Garry and I have seen to that.
And I now have the best excuse out to search though all my old photos and memorabilia to find everything I can about the life and times of Auntie Hettie. What fun!