Shortly before Christmas I received 3 identical small hampers from an elderly aunt (my mother's much younger sister) who's lived abroad for decades. We don't have very much contact with her any more, since she was always very judgemental/opinionated and said some extremely tactless and upsetting things right after my mother died a few years ago.
Plus she had told me very bluntly that it was my mother's own fault that she'd got dementia!! If she'd been more like the sprightly 91 year olds at her church.... etc. etc.
So I'm at a loss re these hampers! AFAIK has been no sign of dementia in her, although her husband has it.
My initial feeling was that she'd intended one each for me and 2 UK siblings and made a mistake on the order form - but it's unheard of for her to send presents at all!
I have 3 email addresses for her, none of which I have used for ages, and have sent a (very nice) thank you to all 3, saying I assume a mistake and I would pass other 2 to siblings.
Once has bounced back, but nothing from the other 2.
So I shall have to write.
My nasty inner cynic is wondering whether she's thinking to soften us up for a UK visit - apparently her dh is going into a home soon, so she will be relatively free. She used to make an annual visit to see a sister (not my mother) who died several years ago. She is well aware that she's really upset us in the past, particularly my elder sister, which is why I'm wondering about the attempt at softening us up!
If she does want to visit I will certainly have her to stay, but can't say I will relish the prospect - she's never been able to keep her judgmental/know-it-all opinions to herself.
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