Aunt Betty Boop

My aunt Betty died yesterday. A remarkable woman who raised nine kids in a creaky old house that was actually in a cemetery. (My uncle John ran St.Mary’s Cemetery in Wilkes-Barrie.) Up until a week before she died, she still could tell you what every one of her four-thousand grandchildren did. Luckily I got a chance to visit with her just a couple of weeks ago when I was in the US for a flying visit. She is the last of that generation. I shall honour her by wearing Betty Boop socks today. She probably wouldn’t approve. I imagine she was called Betty Boop all through school and I bet it drove her mad.

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JL

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5 Responses to “Aunt Betty Boop”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Do you know, i have been looking for Betty Boop socks for so long now!

  2. tim Says:

    Happy birthday little brother – you are till that 8 year old nitwit that told his first joke 5 million times

    the joke is DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE ELEPHANT WITH DIARIA

    ITS ALL OVER TOWN

    Back in the day i can’t say many of the Lenahan clan knew that you would get paid to be funny. But funny you are are- all of us alive and dead are very proud of you old man

  3. Kate Says:

    Well said Tim – Jonathan and I are proud of you too and love you VERY much.
    Happy Birthday!

    xx

  4. chris Says:

    A very happy birthday to you.

  5. Sara Says:

    Well, that wasn’t the joke, Tim. The nitwit started telling the upside down midget joke when he was about 4, OK maybe he changed it when he was 8 about the time you tuned in.

    So funny that the answer to that damn midget joke fits so well into this blog.

    His nose runs & his feet smell!!!!!.

    Happy Birthday, Bro !

    So glad your jokes have taken you around the world. Keep trucking, you old sock monkey!

    Sara

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