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I probably feel like I know Aunt Alice better than I actually do, mostly because she reminds me so much of Jaime. They're both very warm and friendly, and I love to make them laugh. Alice has a great sense of humor and loves to joke around with the rest of the fam. Also, and I can't say this with any amount of certainty because I wasn't around or old enough to know and/or remember, but in the late 60s and early 70s, I believe Alice may have been a hippy. I'm not sure. I'm going solely by the clothes she wore in a couple of old pictures we have of her. Then again, it was the seventies, and it's sometimes hard to tell the hippies from everyone else in the seventies. Either way, I think it's kinda cool.
Alice has lived out west for pretty much my entire life, first in Idaho and currently in Washington, so like other relatives, I always tried to take advantage of the times she was in town for family gatherings.
Like my other relatives I've written about in this series (and will continue to write about this month) Alice is extremely likable and it's not long after getting together that you're cracking jokes and sharing stories. Although she is one of the younger siblings, she doesn't let Uncle John or my Dad get away with giving her a hard time before she's dishing it right back out, and it's always a great amount of fun to watch.
Alice is just one of those people who you don't have to be around for a great length of time before you get a sense of how much she loves people. I also love to hear her talk about the rest of her family because she beams with pride when she does. She's proud of who she's related to and she loves them to death.
And I think I speak for the rest of the fam when I say we're pretty proud to be related to her, too.