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Great Aunt Ada

Great Aunt Ada not thought of her for years she made me laugh till I cried real tears fascinated by her talk never wanting her to go her every sentence finished with like and that you know hidden under the table her delicious visiting days mentally counting each use of her phrase as she gossiped away about him and her and so and so just general village chat like and that you know hands over mouth trying not to laugh aloud as she chatted away about the village crowd such a nice old lady with a conversational flow and to emphasise each point her like and that you know I don't know why she came back to mind I reminisce a lot these days I find a horrible child I hope she didn't know how I writhed with joy like and that you know

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Date: 11/26/2022 5:57:00 AM
Terry you just brought back a memory for me that has been buried for decades. A neighbor mum and I would visit when I was a lil girl. She'd tell something of interest ( then her catch cry) "You know what I mean, I mean to say" and tell it all over again! This was the case with everything she said! She had a talking cockatoo and guess what? Yup everything it said was repeated after it said "you know what I mean, I mean to say" . Love your Aunt Ada, Love your Poem !
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Terry Ireland
Date: 11/26/2022 7:42:00 AM
Ah Wen, she was a lovely lady and i think I was a cruel child, but i so enjoyed her visits. I suppose I have my mannerisms now that my Grandchildren laugh at. Doesn't life pass so quickly