|Manna on the Prairies|
Favorite Johnson Family Recipes
"Now I hear you are writing a Master's Thesis. I'd like to know more about it. Is it something you could explain to a person like me?"
I can still hear the cadence of my Aunt's voice when I recall this conversation with her.
As with other conversations with her, she seemed to need no reminders of my age or what I was doing.
She was up-to-date with my life, and interested in learning more.
I felt grown-up when I was around my Aunt Nadiene.
She was born forty years before me, but talked to me in a no-nonsense way.
She spoke to me like I was "my own" person with independent thoughts that she wanted to hear. I felt like she liked me, just as I was.
I think that would make her smile.