Sunday, June 15, 2008

Call me Bulgaria

My niece by marriage is about halfway to becoming a mother later this year. That means I will be a Great Uncle. I'm 43!!

And while I'm still reeling from that, Best Beloved tells me that the Swedish prefix for 'great-' in this context is 'gammel', which just means 'old'.

I already wear a cardigan from time to time. I may have to invest in a shawl and some half-moon glasses too.

1 comment:

  1. I was concerned when my nephew by marriage got engaged and his fiance started making noises about wanting babies.

    They split up, she met someone else and got pregnant (hopefully in that order).

    Now that I'm over 40 I can face becoming a Great-Aunt if I have to. Although it still doesn't feel right.


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