My Great Gay Aunt Alice

We have a joke in my family (for really no reason at all), that whenever we mention my Great Aunt Alice, we add that she is gay (she's not, and was married for probably over 50 years). Whenever we're talking about someone in regards to their homosexuality, we usually add "you know who else is gay? Aunt Alice."  It's an inside joke, I guess. Also, Aunt Alice is also like 80. 
From: Mom
Subject: Aunt Alice (not gay)

hi.  aunt alice left a message last night to say she is NOT gay.  just kidding.  she called to say hi.  i didn't call her back yet because i know she's going to ask if you got the graduation money.  can you please give her a call.  these calls mean a lot to her.