Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Frigid

Tante Emma married Charlie Sayers, who's Claim-to-Fame was checking Beach Badges in Belmar NJ. His tan didn't warm Emma, who was Frigid and never consummated their marriage. (Emma reading Modern Ice Box magazine) Tante Emma married Charlie Sayers, who's Claim-to-Fame was checking Beach Badges in Belmar NJ. His tan didn't warm Emma, who was "Frigid" and never consummated their marriage. (Emma reading "Modern Ice Box" magazine)

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.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Emma's Hernia

zdepski's illustration: Emma had a hernia that hung below the hem of her skirt. She named it Jimmy.

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.