gotta love her!

This was one of the funniest emails I had ever received from my Aunt Nine. My cousin, Suzy, just ran across it again. We laughed as hard as we did the first time. I remember literally crying when I read it. She had such a way at poking fun at her own expense. You gotta love her! This is how funny she was…

“I went to Nordstrom to have one last shot at buying something that I felt more comfortable in for the wedding this weekend. I found a very nice jacket (what else is new). Stark white, shiny sort of silky with ribbon trim, rhinestone buttons. Very fresh looking so I took Julie from ‘Find Me’s’ advice and decided to wear black and white. I have the black pants.

The other errand that I wanted to accomplish was to go to the Foundations Department at Nordstrom’s to have them find something for me to wear under all of this. You know, suck in my stomach, flatten my belly and harden up my ass. Well, the sales person who took care of me was about the width of my thigh, seriously! Absolutely darling. She is showing me stuff that goes from your knees to under you bra. I said, “What about going to the bathroom?” She explained that they had thought of everything and there was a convenient opening in the crotch. (I finallly get to go crotchless and I would be encased in this all over garment which took me an hour to put on, broke a couple of nails)

Well, I head to the dressing room for a dry run. I couldn’t get this stuff past my knees. This darling girl is asking how’s it going and I am literally in a sweat and breathing hard because I can’t pull them up. Plus my thumbs start to hurt. She says, “You know, when you get them on you should try sitting down and standing up again just to see how you like them”.

I decided to quit and let the ever enlarging bulge of fat that I was trying to push together have a break. I thanked her and went downstairs to hoisery for spanx. I hope that I like the spanx. Oh well.”

5 Responses to “gotta love her!”

  1. Suzy Says:

    My mother is Aunt Nine and she truly was the best woman in the world. This email will definitely remain close to my heart as it really defines what type of lady she was. I miss her terribly!

  2. Betsy Says:

    The posts on your blog about my mom have been terrific! Thanks… She was truly amazing in every sense of the word.

  3. susan Says:

    Suzy and Betsy-I have been thinking about you guys so much. Your story really echoes mine and I hope to make contact with you both soon. Just to give you some hope in what feels like a hopeless, grief filled situation. I feel like I know both of you so well through Tiffany.

  4. Marti Says:

    I always keep up with your blog (sometimes months will go by, but I always go back and read every entry). Here are some things I want to let you know:
    1. I love your aunt. She sounds like a funny fabulous lady. I LOVE the Spanx story. For those of us with a little (OR A LOT) of extra junk in the trunk and elsewhere, WE KNOW!!!!! I’m sorry you lost her.
    2. You are a great writer. I love reading your entries. You have a true gift and when your kids are older, they will LOVE you for keeping their memories for them.
    3. You keep me positive about having a crazy life. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with two babies…….I remind myself that Tiffany did it with 4 while her husband was in Iraq.
    4. Even though we only run into each other every few years, I feel like I’ve really gotten to know you through your blogs.

    I just wanted to let you know I am keeping up with you and your family. I wish you the best and I will keep on reading as long as you keep on writing!

    P.S. Tell Tim I said “HI”!!


  5. Jodi Says:

    I love the word “darling.” What a completely underutilized word in this world. When Caroline told me that something of mine was “darling” I felt like the coolest, most stylish, beautiful person in the world. I think I’ll use that word more often…

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