Saturday, September 6, 2008
Sisters, the Blossoms of Life
~My sisters conspired to celebrate my birthday. I thought we were meeting at sister Joni's home for lunch. We were, but it was a wonderful lunch together, for me ! Here are 2 of my 3 sisters (below) . Joni ( left ) and Karen. My youngest sister Tricia called from New York to wish me happy birthday. We had a lot of Chinese food, and some leftover for me to take home for dinner ! I love Chinese food and can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is always my choice for birthday celebrations. I think my sisters remember that.~A beautiful hydrangea bush grows in sister Joni's back yard. It is so BLUE ! I love blue, and my sisters know I love blue. We all try on a blue blossom the size of a dinner plate. " To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time." Clara Ortega ~The bush is huge , and it was started from a cutting Joni's neighbor gave her. I was also given a cutting from Joni's neighbor, but my hydrangea is nowhere near this big. I'm jealous!
I am the oldest sister, so I will say for my sisters ," Big sisters are the crab grass of life. " Charles Schulz~My sisters also try on a blossom. Joni( below) should wear this to work, don't you think ? Joni is a very smart business woman in great demand. She travels all over the nation and has important meetings. I think she should start a new trend in business womens' hats .
" Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do they'll still be there." Amy Li~~~Sister Karen(below) wears her blossom with flair. She got a cutting of the same bush, and her hydrangea is not this big either. I think she is jealous too ! The blossoms are reminiscent of the hats Aunt Bea on the 'Andy Griffith Show' used to wear. Karen's son is getting married next month. Karen should wear this hydrangea to the wedding, don't you think ? "Sibling relationships- and 80% of Americans have at least one- outlast marriage, survive the death of parents, re surface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust. " Erica Goode