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Daily Archives: May 10, 2010

Uncle Deanie

When she was younger, my cousin Allison’s daughter Callie called my mom “Uncle Deanie” instead of “Aunt Denalyn.” The Deanie part, understandable. Denalyn is difficult for most adults to pronounce. The Uncle part, hilarious. And so it’s stuck for several years and often times I, my sisters and brother-in-law affectionately refer to my mom as Uncle Deanie, or sometimes just Dean for short (I’ve never actually written out these nicknames before, so I’m spelling phonetically). This nickname says a couple of important things about my mom…