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Aunt Maime’s Unsolicited Advice

Aunt Maime's


Good day to you, my pets! It’s been a while since this old girl got around to talking to you. I’ve been quite busy traveling and pester….um….I mean doing good deeds for friends.

Yes, indeed! I have been making myself useful. It’s always good to be of some use, don’t you think? I’m sure you agree with me.

Now I’m back for a short time to have a nice cozy visit with you all. Please, sit down and have a cup of coffee with an old woman. You all look delightful, my pets! Just delightful!

How have you all been doing? I’ve been doing great myself. Can’t keep me down I tell you! Do you want to know what keeps your old Aunt Maime going? Ah, my pets, it was a piece of advice I got many years ago. Let me give the same advice to you……

Live your life true to yourself, my pets. That’s my advice today. Don’t be afraid to live your life the way you want to. Stop worrying about other people’s opinions because what they think is not what will make you happy.

At the same time, don’t force your way of thinking onto someone else. We all have lives to live, experiences to experience and failures to fail at. My goodness, how boring a world this would be if we all lived to please others!

I have never fitted a form, my dears. Never! I have always been the odd woman out, which is fine. I loved being myself. I have almost zero regrets.

Has your Aunt Maime never failed? Of course I’ve failed! Goodness, darlings, remember that first piece of advice I ever gave you? About not hooking up with a Mama’s boy? There you go! One of my epic failures. But…..not a regret! Oh no, dearies, not a regret.

I learned my lesson without too much pain, so what was there to regret?

So, go out there and live your life the way you want to! Be honest with yourself, be fearless, don’t worry about other’s and live with few regrets.

Oh my! Look at the time! I must run, my pets! Until our next visit. Go live your life like no one is watching….because even if they are….at least make it memorable for them too!





Aunt Maimie is the relative we all have in our family tree. You know the one. She’s the one that’s a bit…eccentric. A bit weird. A bit loud. A bit outspoken. And all heart.




11 thoughts on “Aunt Maime’s Unsolicited Advice

  1. Very sweet. Yes, we all are different and must be true to ourselves. 😉 Good advice. Giving advice under another name could be fun. I think I’m that oddball in our family. I don’t give advice as much as suggest they look at something more clearly. Wish I could do it anonymously though. 🙂


      1. I’m a typical girl in that I’m nosy about everyone and everything. Always have been. I also want to help make everything better. It doesn’t always translate well. 🙂


          1. Yeah, I know. My last husband made me look like a shrinking violet. He was the town crier. You are so right about that. Of course, my son doesn’t talk to anyone. Like his dad. Extremes.


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