Half Century

My first nephew is 50 today.
It hardly seems possible I was an excited 10 year old about to become an aunty for the first time that long ago!
I was fascinated by babies, loved to hold them or feed them, changing diapers not so keen, but I could do it without pricking babe or myself or passing out with the stench.  How could such a lovely innocent baby produce that, and so much of it in such a vile colour!
I never had kids of my own, but have a variety of nephews and nieces two or three times removed now. If anyone mentions me, I’m probably referred to as the ‘mad aunty’ you know, the one who laughs a lot, is a bit loud, and has a wacky sense of humour. At the moment I’m not going round donned in last year’s curtains wearing monstrous hats draped in a feather boa.

In August, this nephew’s cousin also reaches that half century, and in August next year, so does his brother.
Makes you wonder where the time goes.
All I can say is Quickly!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Half Century

  1. My niece and nephew both retired within the past 6 months. Talk about feeling old! The two remaining ones are both over 50. My version is that my brothers are almost 20 years older than me (and I’m sticking to it!).

  2. It’s flying past so fast that I sometimes think that I’m stuck in a dream.

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