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    I adored Lady Elaine Fairchild!!!!!  She was such an anarchist!

    •  Another thing about my Aunt Elaine... (0+ / 0-)

      I have always loved my Aunt Elaine.  I will never forget being home one night a very long time ago, watching MOONLIGHTING on tv for goodness sake, when I hear "Yoohoo" on my front porch.  It was about 9:00ish and I was home alone and was wondering who the heck was there.  As I greeted her with a hug and kiss, she told me she happened to be in the neighborhood and needed a place to hang out for about an hour.  Can she stay with me for a bit?  As she sat down and we began talking, she then informed me that she volunteered with AIDS patients and that the man's lover had come home from work and she wanted to give them some privacy and then she was heading back over to stay the night to be with him.  I remember talking with her and the entire time wondering if she had "caught" it and now that I hugged and kissed her, did I have it too??

      This was right when AIDS was discovered and everyone was incredibly fearful since there was very little known at the time.  I remember even taking a very long shower after she left because I was AFRAID that she might have "given" it to me.

      I am ashamed of myself now (I was probably about 22 at the time) for my behavior.  Funny, I haven't even thought about that for years.  Yet my wonderful Aunt Elaine knew better than all.  She STILL volunteers with HIV/AIDS charities.  She is quite a remarkable woman!!

      Sorry this is so long.  I wanted to let the world know how wonderful she is!

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