Monday, September 04, 2006

A View from the Deck

Yesterday was a perfect day to spend at the beach with my sister, BIL and friends celebrating her 51st birthday. A day for adults, no children or grandchildren.

She came along late in my parents life. I was 16 the day they brought her home and it became my job to take care of her. When I married and left home she was a year old. My son's arrived and the 3 of them grew up more like sister/brothers than aunt/nephews. The three of them still maintain that closeness to this day. She's my favorite of all 5 of my sisters and more like me than any of them.

Marcie grew up got married and settled right here while I traipsied around the country. Whenever I came "home" for a visit the first place I headed was to her house. Fishing/crabbing with my BIL developed a closeness I don't have with the other BIL's.

When we moved home, they were right there lending a helping hand. I couldn't ask for a better sister and BIL.

Happy Birthday, Marcie, may you have many, many more.


Calisews said...

I love the pictures. That is a great story about your little sister. My oldest was 14 when the youngest was born, both girls. Sadly, they live very far apart and do not have that closeness. The youngest daughter was 7 when the oldest one's little boy was born. So they are close in age.

Thanks for the comments on my blog.

Angelika said...

Hi Dona, I just want to say that yesterday I got the book from Judy Martin with the 'Shakespeare in the park'-pattern. It is really wonderful. Thank you for your help.
Greetings from germany