It’s April 9th, my sister’s birthday. Three years ago I was out of town and missed celebrating with her. So I put together something special to make up for being away. Today I spent the afternoon with some of her good friends, and I mentioned this post. In case you missed it, here it is again: a recycled virtual birthday card:
When Susie turned 50, I did a retrospective of her many
bad hairstyles over the years. She loved it! Obviously, I can’t do that again. Instead, I’m sharing some of our history in photographs.
I went through my many piles of pictures and albums and tried to select some classics from over the years.
Many of the pictures from the early days are of the two of us, usually posed on the front lawn of the house in Richmond where we grew up. The hedges always look like they need pruning.
We’re two and a half years apart, so we played together pretty well most of the time.I have a few scars, however. . .
We lived in New York City for a year in the 1950s. She was in third grade and I was in first. We struggled with our new snow clothes, rode the subway, and tried many new kinds of food. I got the mumps first, and gave them to her. The measles too. It was a big year for childhood diseases.
Back in California, where the hedges still needed pruning, we took tap and ballet lessons. She went further in ballet, and still takes tap lessons.