So I have this aunt…

She’s 87 years old and sharp as a tack.

She’s been a widow for twenty years, but has usually had a boyfriend since her husband died.

She lives alone next door. She’s always been like a second mother to me, but we both value our privacy and stay out of each other’s hair most of the time.

She drives (well) and uses a computer. She rarely asks for help with the latter.

She works in the yard and keeps a spotless house.

And now, after probably 70 years with the habit, she has quit smoking.

I fully expect her to be the first one in our family to make it to (and past) the age of 100. Hell, she’ll probably outlive me. And I fully approve.

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