I’ve been sorting a few things out in my house for summer, and as I have no doubt you can imagine in this heat I’ve found a little help from my nephews helps a great deal. Moving some of the furniture to give my place a lighter and more spacious feel has made it so much nicer in the heat.
In my living room is my husbands old sea chest, one of my last mementos of the dear man. He disappeared in the south seas many years ago, though I don’t really like to talk about it. Needless to say, as a widow I do like to keep some of his things about the place, even if it has been 25 years since he went beyond his last horizon. I used to put a few photographs of him and his shipmates on it all arranged nicely in their frames, but they’re all packed away now.
“Goodness, Auntie,” said my nephew Gerald. “You really do have a big chest,” trying to move it.
“Ah, yes,” I replied. “And not so very long ago it was covered in seamen.”
Little Gerald looked up at me, his eyes wide.
“You’d be surprised how many men have tried to get their hands on my chest. It’s really quite unique.”
After working hard in my house this afternoon I did reward young Gerald with some ice cream and we sat out I the shade of my garden. I lay back in my garden chair, and put a little sunscreen on my arms.
“Gerald,” I said at length, “won’t you rub a little sunscreen on my shoulders?”
“Of course, Auntie,” he quickly replied.
I eased down the straps of my bikini top and handed the coconut scented sunscreen to him, and lay back on the sun lounger. Gerald faltered a little before applying the cream. I lay back further, and suggested he use a little more.
“That’s it, Gerald. Apply a liberal amount, it’s good for Auntie’s skin,” closing my eyes I let him massage it in. I’m sure you can imagine how challenging it is to apply sunscreen to my shoulders as I am lying on my back.
Poor Gerald manfully struggled on. I’m sure he was really quite stiff after all that housework. Nonetheless, he did manage to give me a good covering once he’d applied a good load.
Be sure to use plenty of sunscreen this weekend.
Your favorite auntie,