Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ABC Wednesday - "N" is for nieces



THE best word in the N section of the dictionary is "niece" :


Middle English nece granddaughter, niece, from Anglo-French nece, niece, from Late Latin neptia, from Latin neptis; akin to Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew
Date: 14th century
1 : a daughter of one's brother, sister, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law

In this case, they are the daughters of my brother Rob. My neices Sarah (l) and Amanda (r) are coming to visit us this Friday (I'm the thorn between the two roses in this photo) from Newfoundland. We are going to take in a performance of West Side Story at the Stratford Festival and generally just hang out and have fun together for a few days. They're 20 and 23 respectively now but it seems like only yesterday that they were wee little girls.
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16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a delightful time. I love West Side Story. have fun and enjoy your nieces.

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  2. Niece is nice!

    Happy ABC my friend/ Captain Tyra

    Navigare Necesse Est

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  3. Small girls grow into large girls... :-)

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  4. It must be lots of fun to have nieces, but I was only blessed with nephews. Have a wonderful time at Stratford.

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  5. You are not the "Thorn" you are the awesome AUNT that they want to spend some sweet time with. Yall have a blast!

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  6. They've certainly grown into pretty young women. Hope you have a wonderful visit.

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  7. I didn't know that about anglo-french. Me liking all things french too. Too soon we all grow up, but they will always be your little nieces.

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  8. Niece is definitely NICE! And what a lovely and fun post for ABC! Time does fly, but family is family. Thanks for sharing the fun!

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  9. Speaking of Anglo-French, i've been fascinated by the fact that the pronunciation of the French city Nice is niece.

    Anyway, I have only nieces, no nephews. On my side, they are 30 and 18. On my wife's side, they're 8, 8 (twins) and 7. I have a daughter, so no boys on either side.

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  10. Roger, you're surrounded by estrogen! That can be wonderful AND scary.

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  11. "it seems like only yesterday that they were wee little girls"

    Yes, children do that to you, don't they?

    Interesting etymology lesson!

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  12. sometimes the aunts are the best people to know

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  13. Your nieces are lovely young women. Wishing you a wonderful and enjoyable visit. NICE "N"

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