My Aunt Janey's birthday is today. She passed away many years ago now but I still remember her in my heart. She was my favorite aunt even when I was a little girl. My mother always took me to her house when she needed to go away and I had to be watched.
I loved going to her house. I remember having a treat of a square of vanilla ice cream with Hershey's chocolate syrup poured over it while sitting in a high chair at her kitchen table. It had a pull out ladder so I could climb up it myself.
Later, I used to call her my Kitchen Gnome. She was very short and made the best pies in the world. See how I got the name? She used to make up to 9 different pies when I came home to visit and expected me to choose which one. I asked her once if I could have slivers of them all so that stuck. The family would then have slivers. *grins*
I have a pair of her wooden knitting needles in my bookcase. I bought a ball of yarn to keep them in and it is a nice way to remember a very special lady!