If i had to pick a favourite aunt,and only one, i'd have a tough decision on my hands.
On the one hand i've got my Aunt Tracey, the semi-single, successful, and new-mother on the one hand, who has suffered through alot of hardships in her life, but keeps on going, laughing and smiling pretty much everytime i speak with her. Even though she lives in nova scotia, i can hear and feel both respectively, through the phone. And we can flip conversation topic at the turn of a dime. I think we both have trouble getting a word in with one another, believe it or not, despite subject matter or seriousness. She taught me how to drive too, well, actually, she let me drive my own way, usually because she'd come by after work and she'd let me drive her home in scarborough in rush hour. All we did was talk, for most of it. She did offer guidance where needed though. And i'm a very confident driver, thanks to her. Being taught to drive in rush hour probably has that kind of effect. Oh, and today, out of the blue, my household received mail from Aunt Tracey. There was one for everybody, but mine was different from the rest. She actually gave me a card addressed to me, not with the purpose of sending pictures of Grace(her newborn daughter)Spooky(her cat, yeah, she's weird like that) and a "hi how are ya", she actually sent me my own card. While the message inside was simple, it was effective. The card itself was a "study" on my name, and it was actually pretty cool. Inside, was a purple post-it note with my aunt's hand-written note - Hi Kevin, Cool card eh? Hope you like it. Keep up with the studies! Good work. Love Aunt Tracey. I Miss You :)<--her own smiley face.
It was simple yet pretty thoughtful, i think. It was pretty cool. Made my day, that's for sure.
Not to take anything away from Aunt Tracey, i now present, on the other hand, my Aunt Tanya. My aunt Tanya is quite the woman. The youngest on my mom's side, so she's easily the most relatable to, and easy-going, and successful (she's gone from Newfoundland, to meeting her to-be husband in North Carolina to moving to Germany to live with him - she's a nurse, he's a doctor). Because of her schedule, which, as a nurse, is very hectic, we don't talk too often, but when we do, our conversations are always refreshing. She's very knowledgable so conversations range from the mundane to the political, to bullshit shenanigans. But she's always got some good advice or words of wisdom for me when we talk. And now that i'm thinking about her, i distinctly remember her telling me about a movie she absolutely loved, and said i should watch and never had heard of before. She was right though, it was an outstanding film. City of God is what it's called. It comes highly recommended by me, and if you don't trust me, you should be able to trust my aunt, the Nurse :P.
All in all, i don't know if i could ever choose between the two as my favorite aunt, it's just not possible. I mean, i'm pretty lucky actually, to be faced with such a decision. haha. But i love my aunts. And my uncles. My family is awesome.
P.S. I had pictures of my card taken, but i can't find the cord to get them onto the computer. Blah.