My Aunty’s 75th Birthday

Was thinking about my aunty’s 75th birthday approaching, and I also came across this wonderful blog by 77 year old Aunty Uta where she shares her memories of living in a different world.

I’ve always admired my aunt’s command of English and I think it’s so cool that she studied Latin in school. She always seems to know the Latin root word and her vocabulary is amazing. Singapore was under British colonial rule when she was little, and Latin was part of the syllabus. She even experienced the time of the Japanese Occupation, and I would love it she started a blog one day. I would be totally hooked on her every word.

Both my aunt and my mum learnt cooking from my grandma and I think my aunty’s cooking skills were as good as my grandma’s. She doesn’t cook much these days, but she still enjoys reading and ‘Readers’ Digest’ is one of her favourite publications. Oh yes, my mum always raves that her big sister was a wonderful seamstress as well. They did it all back then, and I would trade my computer skills for sewing and cooking skills any day.

Just wanted to post this, to wish my very sweet natured Aunt, a Happy Birthday.

Here are some other 75th birthday posts by WordPress Bloggers.

Shirley’s 75th Bithday
75th Birthday at Birr Castle Gardens.
75 and Going Strong

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6 Responses to My Aunty’s 75th Birthday

  1. whatsaysyou says:

    Wow, that is wonderful. Congrats and a happy birthday to your aunty.

  2. Crystal says:

    Happy Birthday to your Aunty!

    My grandmother would be almost 80, were she still alive. Her stories were always so strange to me. I remember her talking about riding a horse to school (she grew up in Maine, in the US). And how she was supposed to leave school after 8th grade (around 13/14) to help her mom run the house (she had 7 or 8 brothers), but that she was such a terrible cook (her dinner rolls were so hard, her brothers played baseball with them) that she got sent back to school because she was making even more work for her mom. Which, ironically, was why she was the first person in her family to graduate high school.

  3. I would love for you to interview her for one of you posts to hear her experience during the Japanese occupation. I read “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See not too long ago and it was fascinating. While the book takes place on mainland China, I would imagine there are many parallels.

  4. auntyuta says:

    My Mum used to be good at sewing. When her big sister needed some alterations done, she always asked my Mum to do it for her. I’m like my Aunty: I cannot sew at all. But I love cooking. As I get older I frequently do not seem to be able to make enough time for it. Why is time slipping away too quickly?

    I wish your Aunty a very HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY1

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