Corinna and the Family

Corinna, my niece, is the daughter of Klaudia and my brother Peter Uwe. She is the one who introduced me to WordPress. And this is how I came up with the blog name Aunty Uta.

Corinna has a son named Carlos Emilio. It was his birthday the other day and I forgot it. I am really becoming very forgetful! Corinna’s partner and the father of Carlos is Walter. Carlos has an older half-brother who lives with his mother but comes regularly for visits. The two brothers get on very well together.

So this is a bit more history. For an outsider all these names and connections may be rather confusing. I too seem to get to that stage now, where it is somewhat difficult to keep up with all the names. This is why it is good for me to write everything down. This way everything may stick a bit better in my memory. Also some of my descendants could in future perhaps be interested in all this, that is, if, what I write down is going to be preserved somehow for posterity!!

Maybe I am going to publish my posts about marriages and divorces and separations and partnerships in my “pages” one day to keep them all together. That way someone who is interested in my family can look it up all at once. I find it interesting to contemplate about different living arrangements that people have. Looking at my extended family there are various examples of different ways of living together. What about single persons? Well, there are not many in my family that I can think of. But there are some. I can also think of one single parent with one child. Most divorced people in my family seem to have ended in some kind of new relationship, either a new marriage or just a partnership.

I think I did not mention one brother of my father who as a widower married a widow. Other widowed relatives stayed on their own after their spouse passed away. And so it goes. All my relatives, who were older than I, seem to have passed away now. I cannot think of any that are still alive. That means I am well and truly the oldest in my family!! 🙂

In Peter’s family I can think of several people older than him who are still alive: For instance his two sisters, also cousins Margot and Renate. I had three older cousins on my father’s side: All are dead. However there are a number of younger cousins that are still alive. I really would like to see all of them one more time.

On my mother’s side there were only three cousins all together, all older than I. Come to think of it, one of the cousins, Wolfgang, the son of my mother’s brother, may still be alive. He is eight years my senior. So I am probably not the oldest after all!! 🙂

Wolfgang’s twin sister, Renate, died in October 2012. At the time we happened to be in Berlin for a visit. Renate died in Munich. We travelled from Berlin to Munich for Renate’s funeral. Soon after I wrote a blog about this.

10 thoughts on “Corinna and the Family

  1. Oh, dear! We are all getting older and soon there won’t be anybody in front of us any more. Our grandparents are long gone but we still carry the stories they told us in us. That is a family history of between 140 and 150 years. At least I was listening when they told stories. My grandchildren are not interested in what I have to tell. How do they feel of what happened eighty years ago. Perhaps I should ask them next time I see them. I might be surprised.

  2. You are to be commended Uta for keeping these records for future generations.
    That is one positive aspect of technology in regards to the computer.
    My storys are mainly word of mouth, as most of my life was military, and that can become a boring subject after a while, even though there are quite a few interesting aspects of that life.
    Wishing you both great happiness, and may you both live long enough for Tony Abbott to send you back to work, hehe.

    1. Oh, yes, Ian, I am sure someone is going to employ us before long, If only we try hard enough! It is possible for us to work, I am sure a kind employer wont mind that we are getting slower and slower. I’d say it is a good idea to have 80 and 90 year olds in the workforce. No need to employ all the young people. What for employ young people if there are still enough oldies around?! 🙂
      No doubt there would be some interesting aspects of your life, Ian, that you could tell about. Some things you probably already tell your grandchildren, but maybe a lot more you could write down for future reference. You may have time to do all this if Tony Abbot refrains from sending you back to work! Hehe 🙂

      1. Peter, I think whatever we do, it can only be volunteer work and looking after ourselves as much as possible without government intervention. This is a way to save government money, isn’t it? 🙂

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