I only have 2 living cousins older than me, and the one aunt left. I do have 3 younger cousins still, 1 is Auntie's son, the other 2 don't stay in touch. All boys except for my 1 female cousin. It was my older cousins that we spent a lot of time with until 10ish. A bit less after that, unless they went with us on a vacation, or we stayed at my grandmother's house.
(My dad had no siblings, and all other relatives lived back east.)
I am concerned about covid. She and my cousin were vaccinated, and have done pick up of called-in groceries, medications, etc. for a year and a half. But, they have started going to the store and such again recently. Because I know 2 people personally who caught it despite being vaccinated, I worry about an 87 year old woman being around people. My younger cousin, too, of course....he's in his 50's, as he was her youngest of 3.
No, they don't know anything of the house history. They moved there a relatively short while ago, but the house isn't new.
I didn't hear about them asking for them back...
While driving? Wow, that's interesting.
That's very different, and very interesting, re: singing/colors. I know that there are people who have all experiences expressed in colors. Maybe you have a mild bit of that? Do you think that it enhances the experience? And, does it happen with all male singing, or just a couple of types, like opera?
That's lovely, about your grandparents' presence.
I know, washcloths? lol! Now *that's* different!
I'm with you on shadows. I've had my gown tugged (no people, pets, or breezes around.), a broken heater turned on for the babies when we had a cold snap (My Dbil had just passed away, and been there with us just hours before he passed, so I connect it with him.), etc. but not shadows. That would really spook me.
Not that I know of, his room's not next to the kitchen or bathrooms, but I'll ask anyway, the next time that we talk.
In any case, it was a satisfying conversation. I got to hear family news about her cousins - who are gone now, who she spoke to recently, the new 4 month old baby, her old bosses, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which I peripherally know, her new medications, our dogs, etc. And, of course, memories of her childhood, young adulthood, etc. The same kinds of conversations that I'd have with my grandmother, and mother.
We talked about all kinds of things, including her giving my grandmother mumps.Have you ever heard of Lolly something? It's a concentrate which you add a couple of teaspoons to water and add sugar to it, like Koolaid?
I know that before Koolaid, there was a liquid version called Fruit Smack, but that changed to powdered. I don't know if the Lolly something name was what the girls called it (my mom and 2 aunts.), or if that was the name...I'll have to ask next time. She said that it came in a glass bottle that looked like a soda bottle, and came in various flavors. That was new to me.
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