Michael worked the pub and took it over from my great-aunt .
Her great-aunt disliked her natural mother and had no hopes for her daughter, ‘the black lamb of the black sheep.’
Maybe it was just the fact that I grew up near the ‘old home places’ but I knew a great-uncle and a great-aunt when they were well into their nineties.
I'm not just saying this for effect: my mother corrected me recently when I spoke of her aunt, my great-aunt , in the present tense.
Thus a grand-father is a father of a parent of yours and great-aunt or grand-aunt is the name given to an aunt of your parent's.
The author admitted that it was an inability to write another cookery book after 25 years on the subject that prompted her to investigate a family rumour that a great-aunt died of a broken heart.
The name came from a great-aunt on my mother's side, whom I never knew.
You could show the book to your great-aunt Jane and she would think it was lovely.
Oh, and yes, you read the obituary correctly - he is survived by his older sister, my great-aunt Shirley.
I have an aunt, a great-aunt and a great-great-grandmother all named Lisa.