Sunday, January 6, 2019

nieces and nephews

It just occurred to me tonight--Bern and I have no nieces and nephews.

I'd never thought of it before for some reason.

I'm an only child and neither of Bern's older brother or sister ever had children.

Mimi and Tim have three nieces--Josh and Cathy's three girls.

Josh and Cathy have Eleanor and Cathy's two brothers' children.

Bern and I have none.

I had eight sets of uncles and aunts and 2, 4, 8, 1, 2, 2 first cousins--and nieces and nephews to my parents.

And Bern and I have none. No nieces and nephews.

It's always been so--but I never realized it in such a way as tonight.

I miss those nieces and nephews I never had.

I do.

And I hope Josh and Mimi realize the gifts that they might be.

I would have been a good uncle. That I know and know fair well....

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.