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an aunt of your father or mother


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Peacefully in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 8th, aged 88 years Teresa (nee Baugh), beloved wife of the late Chris and a much loved aunt and great aunt.
Zeb grabbed Adele's arm and spun her away from Great Aunt Gabby.
But it was the tragic demise of the great aunt whom he never knew which prompted his move into fiction.
My clients don't like their great aunts enough to drag them north, pay for the plane ticket, and tolerate complaints about the chill and dreary gray skies.
Olivia died alongside her great aunt Ann Hargreaves, 71, of Bromborough - who was driving.
Her great aunt was a maid for one of the wealthiest white families, and so they had a relatively privileged position.
So great aunt Caitlin held onto her secrets and took them with her into the muddy waters of the Liffey where, it was hinted, she'd chosen to take her last brackish and watery gasps of life.
The doctor gave him only a few weeks to live and as she sat at the bedside of her beloved husband Wanda's great aunt began to worry about the afterlife.
OK, maybe we can't spice up speaking with Great Aunt Gerta, but we can put you in touch with your inner glamour girl.
The letter was written by Miss Duff's great aunt, Alice Lennox-Conyngham, as she sailed on the Titanic during its maiden voyage from Southampton to Cherbourg France, in 1912.
Gooding plays Darrin Hill, a debt-plagued New York ad man who returns to his small-town Georgia birthplace after his great aunt dies.
Of course, my great aunt was riding a bicycle at 96--so I have plans.
In the title tale a boy concocts a more agreeable, fantasy life for a great aunt, in which she was painted by the great John Singer Sargent.
Chang's book (Anchor Books, 1996) is a lovely dual memoir which describes the rebellious life in China of her great aunt, Chang Yu-I--from her refusal to let her mother bind her feet, to her refusal to stay in an unsatisfying marriage, to her rise to the position of vice president of China's first women's bank.
One recoils at the enormous effort that went into making these works, the way one cringes at the sight of the orange and tan synthetic afghan that took your great aunt three months to knit.