Wednesday, December 7, 2011

i will tell you a secret.

My aunt Nancy took my writing class this semester. We didn't tell anyone we were related because she didn't want any special treatment. In class, I just called her Nancy, and I had to remind myself every single time (so I wouldn't let the cat out of the bag). She made the best, most necessary comments & wrote poems about polar bears & essays about driving across the country with my grandma driving and my dad in the back seat.

Then tonight, before our final class/dinner workshop—she arrived before I even got home. She set the table, and started cooking up a storm. She pulled out the Christmas napkin holders I didn't even know existed (in the hall closet) (that closet is filled with so many mysterious things!). And then! when everyone came! when everyone asked who was in the portrait, I could say—that's my aunt Nancy!

It was the best surprise ever.

I loved it.

8 comments:

  1. I love that story. If I was your student I would've been SO HAPPY to find out such a fun surprise on the last day.

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  2. Oh my goodness I love that story!!!

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  3. I love that story too! I just wish I could have been there for the unveiling! Thank you Nancy for "being there" in so many, many ways! I love you both!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness I love that story too!!!

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  5. I love this story too! and I love that you put in Aunt Nancy's portrait!!

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  6. haha that is fantastic!! oh I loved that party last semester. what a good secret!

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  7. I love family!! And seriously, those essays and poems would be so fun to read. So fun for you!

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  8. HAHHAHAHAHHA THIS IS AWESOME!! (I'm teaching my cousin next semester and I'm nervous.)

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