My mother has three sisters that my father complains were always, "under foot." My mother was the oldest. Even now, they get refered to en masse through tight teeth: "the sisters."

When I was young they all vied for positions as the favorite aunt. My Aunt Deadra usually won, as she was the youngest and the most fun. Now, my Aunt Roberta wins, because she has taken over the roll as the matriarch of that family, and reminds me the most of my mom.

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