Aunt Matty lived in the foothills, about a twenty minute drive from town.
Matty lived far enough out that she had all the peace as well as quiet she could handle, but still was close enough to drive for her groceries as well as make it here for our family parties. I always wondered why all of us only ever saw Aunt Matty around the holidays. Matty was close enough that all of us could see her any time, but it was never really often. Also, all of us never went to see her, Matty always came to see us. After I l earned to drive, I came to find out that was because Aunt Matty was a cannabis farmer, as well as our folks did not approve of that shady business. Once I heard about her cannabis operation, you couldn’t have kept myself and others away! I had never even smoked pot before, I just knew it seemed dangerous as well as intriguing… plus our parents were totally against it, which made it all the more appealing to a rebellious teenager. Aunt Matty was really cool, but also warned myself and others away repeatedly. Matty did not want her parents to find out as well as get mad at her for exposing their child to cannabis. Although this was her livelihood, as well as she rarely even smoked cannabis, Matty understood that our parents had a peculiar view of things. I went out to visit Aunt Matty many times, as well as not once did all of us ever smoke cannabis. She did show myself and others around the grounds, as well as expose myself and others to the math as well as botany behind a cannabis growing operation, but sadly she never provided myself and others any.