My Uncle Carl was born in 1929. And it’s really kind of sad. He is one of the last of his generation in my family. He also is my last uncle or aunt.
It kind of reminds me of 1993. That is when my last great uncle or aunt died. And she was the last of her generation. (She could remember the Roaring Twenties. I’m serious.)
Yeah, my cousins tell me every time they see their father, he is slowing down more and more. Very sad, as I said.
But on a slightly lighter note, it does bring up a good question. Is there an English word (only one, mind you) that literally means ‘Uncle-Or-Aunt’? I know the Esperanto word is geonklo. (Esperanto is an artificial language for proposed international communication, in case you don’t know .) So yes, by all means, include other languages, if you wish.
Thank you in advance for all your helpful replies .