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From: "Detlefsen" <>
Subject: [S-H-RTS] Tante
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 10:02:21 -0800
Johanna asks "Why did my father and his brothers call her Tante all their
and her life?"
There were a few relatives in my S-H family, and some unrelated close
friends of the family, who were called "Tante" and "Onkel" even though they
were not, strictly speaking, aunt and uncles. I recall this to be a custom
of addressing some elders.