Aunt Dit: An Introduction
My mother’s family seems infamous for designating nicknames upon birth: May, Peanut, Jack Rabbit, Bootsie, Tootie and Dit. The most ironic of nicknames belong to my sister and me: Pug Nose and Pee Wee, respectively. Aunt Ester, with all her eye rolling and verbal exclamations, is nicknamed Dit. Out of courtesy and respect for my elders, I coined her Aunt Dit, and Aunt Dit is a hoot.