June 11, 2009

Pictures of the Past

There is a picture on my desk at work . . . there are several actually. Each one reminds me of a time in my life when I was happy, when I was having fun, when I was loved.

Things have been rough here lately, that hasn't been a secret. The loss of my sister has reminded me that I need to tell those that I love, daily, that I love them. I LOVE YOU! You know who you are. It has also reminded me that I can't forget to have a good time and make memories, for myself, for my boys, for myself . . . Joyce had fun wherever she went and it was usually fun being with her.

I miss my sister. I miss being able to finish someone else's sentences, I miss the knowing glance that declared without words "damn, nice ass" ;) I miss giggling at inside jokes that no one else would ever get. I miss, most of all, being able to laugh at eachother and our family's quirks. Making fun of mom's broken English isn't quite as fun without my sister. . . dancing the Time Warp, singing the songs from various musicals won't be as fun either.

I have a picture . . . one picture from nearly every Christmas or summer in which my sister and I are dancing, fooling around, dancing . . . we do a lot of dancing at my house . . .

Here is one. I don't post pictures of myself, but I'm wearing her hat so you can't really see me - plus it is blurry cause it is scanned. My hair is really long there, I'm thinner, etc. This picture sits on my desk at work, if I remember correctly (by the car in the background) it was 1995 or so, at Assateague Island, Maryland. We were camping. I just arrived from Philadelphia, wearing my favorite cut-offs (and likely a bikini under that big t-shirt). I just noticed, I have pretty feet. . . ;)

I have no idea what we were doing in the picture . . . I'd guess finishing some sort of dancing. She kept this same picture with her, by her bed. I love this picture - I miss my sister.


Posted by Oddybobo at June 11, 2009 05:20 PM | TrackBack

Beautiful women.

Beautiful memories!

; )

Posted by: Christina at June 11, 2009 05:39 PM

There are just no words... {{Hug}}

Posted by: Pam at June 11, 2009 06:02 PM

I'd hit both of 'em. Half-chinks R-U-L-E......

Posted by: Two Dogs at June 11, 2009 07:17 PM

TD! I love you. I do.

Posted by: Oddybobo at June 11, 2009 07:54 PM

Great picture...two beautiful women having a great time. Hugs and prayers being sent your way.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at June 12, 2009 05:45 AM

I've tried and tried to get through, maybe this time! I'm with ya girl. And how lovely to have the memories and photos to boot. hugs...

Posted by: patti at June 12, 2009 07:59 AM

Fabulous picture! :) And big {{hugs}} to you Sweetie...

Posted by: Richmond at June 12, 2009 09:57 AM

Great Pic and memories! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: vw bug at June 12, 2009 02:10 PM


Posted by: JihadGene at June 13, 2009 10:58 AM

You are one very strong and amazing woman who I want in my corner when times are tough. I admire your strength and your ability. Even tho you two are much younger than I, you and my cajun sistah are my role models!

Posted by: Michele at June 14, 2009 08:03 AM

Very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences.

Posted by: Cappy at June 14, 2009 03:19 PM