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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

March 17, 2006

the ultimate vintage housewife

auntie Pam was my mum's cousin and my godmother. She was a real doll. Before she got married, she would come and stay at our home sometimes and every night before she went to bed, she would set the table in readiness for breakfast the next morning. Cups upside down on the saucer. Her clothes would be all set out ready for her to wear the next day and her hair would be in rollers with a nylon scarf tied around her head. She always called me 'love'. I remember, when she came to stay -if she was there on a Saturday, we would walk to the local church and watch the wedding ceremonies. Her dream was to get married and have a home of her own. It eventually happened and she moved away - and time went on and we lost touch. But I never forgot her. I received news last night that she had passed away - she had breast cancer.I think she was about the same age as my mum - around 70. I am sad and reflective but realize I was lucky to have known her. Vale auntie pam xoxo


Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks for your reflections about your Auntie Pam. I also had a dear aunt Lucy...I looked up to her and loved her so much. She died of breast cancer 16 years ago...at the age I am now. Some day I will post a blog about her..
I am sorry for your loss, Robyn..

11:03 pm  
Blogger Cookie said...

Im sorry you are sad but what a wonderful memory you have of her Robyn. Doesnt she look happy on her wedding day. Hugsss

12:51 am  
Blogger berriehead said...

My dear auntie or memory was Margaret* gosh she was such fun she took me on vacations to her home on the gulf coast and we drank shasta soda and laughed about silly stuff! I'm sooo sorry to hear of your aunties passing mine is gone too but the memories they've left us with live on and you're so right we are better for having had them in our lives and loved them;o)a good auntie is magical big hugs to you robyn;o) xox

12:59 am  
Blogger QueenConch said...

My Auntie in England just passed away a month ago. Even though I didn't get to spend much time with her, the time I did spend will always be a joy in my heart. I feel your loss.

4:28 am  
Blogger Kali said...

I'm so sorry on the passing of your Auntie Pam. It's such a good thing to have special aunties like her in our lives, and you are so fortunate to have the wonderful memories. xox

8:01 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

Dear Robyn,
I am so sorry to hear of your Aunts' Passing.What lovely memories you have of her~I have memories of my Great Aunt Margaret~she used to make the most wonderful cream puffs! She had a little apartment that was all pretty and pink~

11:30 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Your Auntie Pam sounds like she was a wonderful person. She looks lovely in her picture. Hope your memories will comfort you in your loss.

Take care,

2:44 pm  
Blogger Amy said...

awww what a pretty auntie you had! So sorry for your loss...

4:59 pm  
Blogger Nicole said...

It is one thing to lose a loved one, and it is another, to have them live forever in our hearts...

7:05 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

She sounds like a sweetheart! My sympathy for your loss.

5:55 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

When I was a child, my favourite aunt was like yours, Ms Robyn - also my Godmother. I used to go and stay overnight with her sometimes when my mum was in hospital or unwell at home. I was already a reader, but Auntie Chris introduced me to Pollyanna and the Glad Game, also to Anne of Green Gables. And would you believe this coincidence - she also died from breast cancer. She was one of Mum's best friends, and Mum was distraught when Chris died.

1:27 pm  

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