She was Grandma Sylvia's sister. She was a librarian, and could tell you what section in the Dewey decimal system a car's license plate would take you to (very fun game to play on a long journey!) SingsLullabyes and MakesBooksForGrandkids and I would pick her up in PortCity, NJ on our way to my summer camp and we would picnic together on the Delaware before they would drop me off.
She gave me and Cousin ResemblesAndieMcDowell wonderful old-fashioned rag dolls with dresses and pinafores. I still have mine. She knitted sweaters for me.
She was so fiesty and fiery. She was tiny - so tiny that she had to get her shoes mail-ordered from a firm called something like Cinderella Shoes. She barely topped my shoulder.
She never married, and lived alone in a 2 room apartment in PortCity. Her best friend lived next door and they were fiercely close until her friend's death.
Aunt SoLittleAndCute reminded me of a combination of Miss Marple and a somewhat aloof tabby cat. She was loving, but irritable. She had a generous heart and a sharp tongue. She was really, very, very smart and loved to work puzzles. Like Grandpa Emeritus, she did the NYTimes crossword everyday.
I admired her hugely, loved her dearly, and will miss her sorely.
Through My Glasses, Dorkily
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