My Amazing and Wonderful Auntie

Mother Goose will take some time today to honk about Auntie. I had a delicious dinner last night with Auntie and dear cousin Stacy at an excellent restaurant in Berwyn, Autre Monde. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before — it’s a epicurean paradise in a quiet suburban setting. Here’s us girls hamming it up for the camera.

Stacy, Auntie and the goose

Just a note — the reason we like this European cafe so much is because the chef is a special friend and coworker of Stacy’s. By night, he’s Chef Dan Pancake. By day, he’s nuclear engineer, Mr. Daniel Pancake.

The man is a genius in the kitchen.

But back to my story about Auntie…

She’s my dad’s little sister and grew up in the small town of Nimrod, Minnesota. (You may have read my posts about my Grampa Laurence who worked on the Alcan Highway and also in the South Pacific during WWII. That’s her father!) She’s been known to be silly at times during her life. In fact, Mother Goose cannot find a picture of Auntie without a mischievous smile on her face. Here are just two examples of Auntie’s sense of humor in action.

Auntie and Mom in the Ladies Room

Three clowns

Auntie makes it to all of my weddings. Here she is at my most recent wedding — to Mr. Mother Goose.

Some of my precious relatives.

I think Auntie has been to every wedding the family has ever had. Here she is at my brother Dana’s wedding.

Grandma Clara, friend Denny and Auntie

Auntie is the beloved matriarch of our family. She cares deeply for family and friends alike. She’s a real go-getter when it comes to business. She travels the nation and the world in search of Fun and Adventure — she always finds them. She loves to shop. She doesn’t mind driving eighteen hours from Minnesota to Alabama just to hug her grandchildren. Auntie always has time to listen when Mother Goose has a concern in her life. Auntie’s heart is bigger than the ocean.

Always having FUN

She’s our Queen.

Photo courtesy of Stacy Clare Sternberg...


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 14:33:10

    this is great – I thought the picture in the ladies room was my favorite, til I got to the SPAM one!
    That’s a special auntie, for sure!


  2. yearstricken
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 21:13:22

    Such a lovely tribute to a great person. She sounds like she is a gift to you and your family.


  3. Three Well Beings
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 22:57:51

    She really is a family treasure! I think you must get your sense of humor from her? Lovely tribute! I think of how special it would be to be thought of as someone with this much life and fun…I enjoy your family photos very much! Debra


  4. Natalie
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 07:54:06

    Thanks Debra — she’s a family treasure indeed, and brimming with risque` jokes and sayings…


  5. Natalie
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 07:55:54

    I could actually do a second story about Auntie’s bawdiness and sense of the risque`, but there are children present….


  6. eof737
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 19:34:34

    I like her already! Everyone should have an aunt like her. 🙂


  7. Bunn
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 07:43:23

    I love this story!!


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