A Few Thoughts from Aunt Doris: Cowboys and Indians

This is another post in an occasional series from my dear nonagenarian Aunt Doris.

Aunt Doris

When I was a kid in England I loved to play Cowboys & Indians. (Yes, we played that too.) I always wanted to be the Indian.

Well, I grew up, went through World War II and the Battle of Britain, married a GI, and came to the land of cowboys and Indians.

Years later my daughter-in-law, Chris,

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A Few Thoughts from Aunt Doris: How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

This is another post in an occasional series from my dear nonagenarian Aunt Doris.

Aunt Doris

We English do love a good cup of tea (or, as we like to say, a cuppa)!

I’m not talking about that panther pee they serve in most restaurants here in the States. You know — a thick cup with a tea bag on the side! Oh, no!

Here’s how to make a perfect cup of tea:

First

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A Few Thoughts from Aunt Doris: How to Make Ends Meet

This is the third in an occasional series from my dear nonagenarian Aunt Doris.

Aunt Doris

When it comes to staying out of debt and making ends meet, I can only tell you what’s worked for me.

I was left a young widow with an 11-year-old son — so I had to take charge of my finances.

I paid off my charge cards, and I’ve never owned one since. It’s one of the

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A Few Thoughts from Aunt Doris: The Gift of Laughter

This is the second in an occasional series from my dear nonagenarian Aunt Doris.

Aunt Doris

I do love to laugh. Even as a kid, any crying always ended in laughing.

In this day and age of complaining, protesting and general worry, it’s what we all need. It can help in the most dire of times.

In World War II, during the bombing of London (yes, I was there) the warden would always

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My Nonagenarian Aunt Doris Shares Her Thoughts On Growing Old

This is an article from my dear Aunt Doris, who regular readers know is the head panelist in all of my family blind taste-test challenges.

I wish everybody could have an Aunt Doris in their family.

When you buy a refrigerator, or a car, or even a teakettle, you get a booklet that tells you what to expect, how it works, and basically what to do in the case it doesn’t

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