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From: "Robert Tonner" <>
Subject: Re: [S-H-RTS] Tante
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 19:44:02 -0700
This was also a custom carried over to the new world as I grew up in the
1940's, close family friends of my German parents, were respectfully called
Tante and Uncle, ie. Tante Ella and Uncle Hermann.
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From: "Detlefsen" <>
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 11:02 AM
Subject: [S-H-RTS] Tante
> 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
> were not, strictly speaking, aunt and uncles. I recall this to be a custom
> of addressing some elders.