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The Unassuming Fixer

Feel like pretending to drive the big truck, the bus, the train?

No problem, Aunt Ricky’s already got it sorted.


Want to go backstage to meet the cast of the show?

Aunt Ricky’s figured so, no worries.


How about a ride in an elevator at Wanamaker’s most people would never know existed?

Aunt Ricky knows a guy.


Why did my McDonald’s hamburger and fries always come out fresh and hot when everyone else’s had been sitting on the counter for a while?

You know the answer, man, Aunt Ricky.


Hope to pay the chef/manager of this fancy restaurant a compliment?

Aunt Ricky’s got you, plus she already sneakily picked up the tab.

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Incredible Thoughtfulness

From high school classmates, to college roommates, to housemates in my young twenties, friends would surprisingly ask me every now and then, “How’s Aunt Ricky?”

It turns out that on the occasions I wasn’t home when she’d call to wish me a ‘HAPPY Birthday!’ sometimes my friends and Aunt Ricky would end up chatting for a while.

One such friend, a housemate Charlie in California, was surprised one random year to find a small birthday package from Aunt Ricky, with a card and some of the, newly-minted just that year, Minnesota quarters tucked away inside.

How she’d remembered his birthday, and a detail such as his home state of Minnesota, that was just an Aunt Ricky super power!

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The Car

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Always the First Card

Aunt Ricky’s card was always the very first to arrive for a birthday, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, any holiday!

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Thank you

Aunt Ricky is one of the most giving people I know.

One of the many times one of the children, in this case Derrick, fell asleep in her arms at church.