My mother’s kid-sister, Gloria, has always been my hero. My cousins and I fought over her, bragged about spending time with her, and tormented each other with presents we got from her – as simple as a matchbox.
After my mother died, I declared the night before Mother’s Day as “Aunty’s Eve.” This 90-second Music Video is called “Favorite Aunt.”
In the 1980’s my aunt let me live with her in her in her studio apartment in NYC, even though I can sometimes be a total slob. I wrote chamber music for her, and made her the star of my musical “The Zero Club.” When I would get out of control, she’d look me in the eye and say “Down, Deborah! Down!”
She’s my Aunty-Hero, my muse, my inspiration and my cohort.
She’s my favorite Aunt.
Do YOU have a favorite Aunt? What do you love most about her?
This is a 90-Second Music Video with my song “Favorite Aunt,” which was featured on an NPR show about Aunts. I wrote the song in 2007, but finished the video in 2014 with the help of video editor Abigail Miller. (Thanks Abbie!!)
Want to know more about my favorite aunt? Here’s her website.
(p.s. *In keeping with the Fairness Doctrine and Equal-Time Rule … I also adore my “Practical Aunt,” Aunty Elaine – but she never drove a motor scooter, sang opera or wore capes. She did teach me how to filet Watermelon and other practical tasks … but that’s a different song)
What a happy, clever tribute to you aunt. You look like sisters.
Deborah – Great song and what a tribute to a great aunt. Please tell her my adoption papers are in the mail! LOL! 🙂
I just love this video. You two could be sisters rather than Aunt and Niece!
Precious! I too love my auntie, (mom’s sister). You two look so much alike, I agree, you could be sisters! I also lost mom 20 years ago and Auntie Carol is the best “mom” substitute. I love her! Thanks for the idea of celebrating auntie on “moms eve”. Wonderful!
Oh…., I meant “aunty’s eve”! Very good!
What a delightful song and tribute. I love the razzamatazz and such fun. Lovely!
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! <3
YES. YES. YES.
Wow what a cheery and happy song! You look so much the same, you could be sisters.
NOW we know where all that comes from! I loved it! Thanks for making me smile this early in the morning…..missed it last night.
Loved this. Miss my mom,too.
Great little song and tribute to Auntie G…………………….