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Letter "A" » aunts
«They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt.»
«Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in»
Author: Marcelene Cox
, Christmas present
, his uncle
, The District
«My children are not royal; they just happen to have the Queen for their aunt.»
«The building has all the requisites of a great aunt. She is neither very pretty nor elegant, but she has enduring qualities of character.»
«The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last»
«My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?»
«My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up, which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it, we'd look at the pictures.»
«First, the baby loves mother's milk; second, he learns of his mother and father; third, his brothers, sisters and aunts; fourth, the love of play awakens. Fifth, he runs after food and drink; sixth, in his sexual desire, he does not respect social customs. Seventh, he gathers wealth and dwells in his house; eighth, he becomes angry, and his body is consumed. Ninth, he turns grey, and his breathing becomes labored; tenth, he is cremated, and turns to ashes. His companions send him off, crying out and lamenting. The swan of the soul takes flight, and asks which way to go.»
Author: Sri Guru Granth Sahib
, first flight
, sexual desire
, social gathering
, The Swan
«God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts»
«I call on those that call me son,Grandson, or great-grandson,On uncles, aunts, great-uncles or great-aunts,To judge what I have done.Have I, that put it into words,Spoilt what old loins have sent?»