Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Baby Sister's Birthday...!
No, I won't say how old (or young) she is...but let's just say she is slowly catching up to the rest of us!
I was one of those fortunate people that had some great siblings, a fun childhood, and plenty of wide open places to pay in!
My family wasn't poor. I guess that if I had to classify our family back then...it would be as lower middle class! My Dad worked hard where ever he could find work. Sometimes Mom worked as well, but we didn't realize that by today's standard, we were being cheated.
Actually,having both parents working turned out good for us as kids. We had our chores to do after school, including starting supper sometimes. We could all make cornbread and such early on! Having some responsibility around the house meant that we were aware of just what Mom had to do at home. That's a good thing, I believe.
All total, there were four of us. I was the oldest and the only boy. My sisters, all three of them, turned out to be really good cooks and were very good with their hands in things like sewing and crafts.
Unfortunately, my middle sister was taken a few years back by cancer. Way too young, but no one ever said that life was fair! Just one of those sad events that we deal with as best we can.
So now, I have Big Sis and Baby Sis...both a real joy and both are bright spots in my life! They both over-look a lot of my faults, and are both are still talking to me, in spite of everything!
Big Sis lives in North Carolina...while Baby Sis lives here in Houston with her husband, Rod, and when these two dress up as Mr. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus you almost have to believe!
Anyway, this is the special day for Baby Sis, and I wish her the very best! She is a good friend, a true confidant, and a big source of support when I need it!
Baby Sis knows most of my secrets, but I never worry about her telling them. She recognizes my weaknesses, but I never have to worry about her taking advantage of them.
She is a pillar of my family, a true friend to me, and a treasure to all who really know her!
I'm proud to call her my Sister...! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANN !
Now, let's get some coffee and sit in the kitchen while we stay warm! We can all toast to my Baby Sis's birthday!