I never met Charlie... He died of blue balls in the 1960s. My brother remembers Emma telling mom that she was "Frigid", but he just thought she was asking for an extra blanket on her bed.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Emma had a hernia that hung below the hem of her skirt. She named it "Jimmy".
Tante Emma had a number of health problems. She was overweight, depressed, sore jointed, and stunk. Perhaps the most strange was her Hernia. It was massive, the size of a Harbor Seal. She named it "Jimmy". I assume it was because she accepted its presence and felt it was better to acknowledge it. I remember relatives mentioning a Goiter on her neck, but it may have just been her double chin.