Friday, December 09, 2005

Sisters Four

THEN - circa 1970's. My sisters and I. The littles ones are twins, Catherine on the far left and Sheila in front of myself on the right and my sis Carol (joes Angel) in yellow. In the English woods. As soon as we could toddle, our parents had us out for walks every weekend. We learned an appreciation for the beauty around us. We may not have realized at the time, but we also were learning an appreciation for family. This is obviously winter. Check out those cold legs. English girls had to wear dresses to school no matter what, so we just always wore dresses. I dont think I even owned a pair of jeans until we moved to Canada a few years later. These same woods, come spring, would be carpeted with bluebells and followed a few weeks later by a blanket of daffodills. I can remember feeling like I was in a dream at the sight of all the bluebells each spring.

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN - circa 1992. This was taken a couple of days before the youngest sister went off to AFRICA for her 9 month hike, army style. (oh yeah, my kinda holiday! NOT). The twins are in the middle. Me on the left and Carol on the right. At this point, i was the only one who was a mother (of 3). Needless to say, I looked slightly weathered! It was sad to see our little Moggey leave us for such a dangerous trip. How much sadder would we have been, if we had known she would not be home again to stay for 12 years!

NOW - circa Thanksgiving 2005. Here we are again, all back together on my back porch with our Daddy. I will update this post in another decade or so. Stay tuned for that photo! It doesnt matter how wrinkled, gray, fat or nearsighted any of us become, as long as we are all still together. Sharing lives.

I love you Moggey, Aunty Lima, and Martine.


FTS said...

Great photos!

I can't help but feel a bit for your dad. That poor, poor man, outnumbered by five women... ;)

carol said...

Fond memories growing up. I am so glad we all get together as often as possible to create more memories. What a great selection of pictures to put in the aunty lima

No_Newz said...

Thanks for sharing your family. What a great bunch. How sad to lose your sister for so many years! I'm glad she is back. Oh yeah, fts is so right about poor pops being so out numbered. LOL!
Have a great weekend!
Lois Lane

Bobbie said...

I think sisters share a special bond. I have two and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Have a good weekend. Hopefully the sunshine will continue.

John said...

Great pics! Thanks for posting these. :)

Every picture tells a story indeed.... Family is a beautiful thing.

deni said...

Coming from a family of sisters, I can really appreciate this post.

You have a beautiful family.

Gee, I didn't realize you are Joe's Carol's sis. How did I miss that? DUH

ddddddddddddddddddddd said...

LOL at FTS's comment and at Deni missing the connection. Now I got a question, where did the Aunty Lima name come from? And wow, my angel is so beautiful. that photo from 1992? Wooooootttttttt ! ! !

David said...

I so enjoyed seeing this one. It just reminds me how much I miss my brother who does not care to have a relationship other than with his wife's family. Glad you all are still close.

Ms. Vickie said...

Thank you so much for sharing something so special with us. Great memories you have as can be seen from what you say.