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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Foffy, Hawen, Way Fo Me! ( Happy Birthday Joni)

~Happy birthday Joni! Third daughter of four, younger sister of mine!~
~Look at how cute we were. This is obviously before our youngest sister was born. We are dressed in our Sunday school clothes. I wonder what you were saying. ( From left to right, me, sister Karen, sister Joni, the birthday girl!)~
~Joni, all my earliest memories of you involve a pink, puffy snow suit, Mom huffing and puffing after all the effort to get you dressed for the snow. I remember her helping us three little girls out the door of the trailer house, down the steps and into the small fenced yard so we could play on the swing set. You could barely move with all the snow gear you were wrapped in to keep your little body warm. Then, you would try to follow Karen and I , and we were not too helpful in this endeavor....you would cry " Foffy, Hawen, way fo me!", translated, "Kathy, Karen, wait for me!" Then of course, you would fall, and could NOT get up in all the pink fluffy-ness you were wearing and you would cry. Mom would then come outside and bring you in to go through the reverse process of getting you out of the snowsuit. Every time I watch The Christmas Story and see this clip I remember you, yes, EVERY TIME! So sister, here's to you and long ago memories and the ties that bind us together forever. With much love, your OLDEST sister, Kathy.~

8 comments:

Mildred said...

Sweet photographs this morning Kathy. I wish your sister, Joni, a very happy birthday.

Amy said...

Happpy birthday to Joni!

Daisy said...

HA HA HA! I love the photo of you girls lined up with your Sunday best on and the little hats!! So cute! Happy Birthday, Joni! :D

amc said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Joni! My BFF shares the same birth date as you. :)

Shellmo said...

What a cute and funny post in honor of your sister's birthday! The snowsuit story made me laugh! (Christmas Story is one of my all time favorites!)

noble pig said...

The 2nd photo is my favorite! Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Kathy, thank you for the post for my birthday. I was out of town and read it Wednesday afternoon in a hotel lobby. Today, I see the "Happy Birthdays" from your friends and I thank each of them for it! Love you Sis,

Joni

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I was talking to our little sister Tricia this morning and I was reading your blog while talking to her or should I say listening to her talk about a woman who had died at the assisted living facility she works at. I burst out laughing because I was reading your blog about the pink snow suit.
I just loved it!
Sister Karen