*my sister is cropped out of this shot as she has threatened to kill me for posting any pictures of her without photo approval. (shhhhh!)
Friday my sister, one of my brothers and I had lunch with my supercool aunts. They were two of my mother's very best friends in addition to being beauty women and it always makes me feel so warm and very fuzzy when I'm around them. Too often in a family as large as mine (my dad was one of 13 children) we never see each other unless its a funeral. Sure, we laugh and joke ('we gotta quit meeting like this') but life just swirls by so damn fast that it's hard to take the time to make lunch plans. So...we did.
We sat in the restaurant for about three hours, until the bus boys were giving us the evil eye of wanting to go home. I always come away with funny stories about my mom, memories of past days and plenty of gossip about my cousins scattered across the states and sometimes, the world.
At 65 and 70, I hope they will be around a while....but I always treasure the time together. I love you Aunt Brenda and Aunt Betty. You two are the best.