Monday, June 11, 2007

"We Acquire Friends and We Make Enemies, But Our Sisters Come With The Territory" - Evelyn Loeb

I just returned from a great weekend visiting my sister in Pennsylvania. These are some of the things we did:

1. Talked

2. Went to a nursery to buy flowers for Mom and Dad's grave and then went to the cemetery and planted them.

3. Talked

4. Drove past the house we grew up in and were shocked at the changes. The new owners had removed all the beautiful holly trees, japonica trees, dogwood, lily of the valley and mint that grew along the shady side of the house and many other things.

5. Talked

6. Ate.

7. Went to a strawberry festival and ate hot dogs, barbeque, strawberries, etc. (See my sister enjoying the strawberries)

8. Talked

9. Went to an estate auction and got some old iron things for $30. (See the old iron gate)

10. Ate pizza at midnight.

11. Talked

12. Went to an antique store and she bought a very nice clock for only $11.

13. Visited with one of my nieces whom I had not seen for quite awhile. I seldom have a chance to have a nice chat with her. She is the "baby" of the three (my daughter and my sister's two daughters).

14. Visited my other niece and had a chance to say hi and also hi to my only nephew as he tore past me on his way to his wading pool.

15. Ate and talked more.

On one of my recent posts, someone posted a comment and I didn't know it at the time, but "daffodilly" is my sister. She will be working on a blog and will present it soon.

We had a great time together. The older we get the more alike we become. We can almost finish each other's sentences.

The most joy in the world to be had is to be with dear family.


Morning Glory said...

How precious it must be to have a sister. I have all brothers. This sounds like a wonderful visit!!

Lynne said...

I'm glad that you had such a nice visit with Linda. Don't you hate it when people change your old houses? Thanks for the picture of my old house. It looked a lot different. I'll be looking for Linda's blog!

violetlady said...

"Sisters are our peers, the voice of our times."
Elizabeth Fishell

kris said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I love my brother like crazy, but sisters rule! (when we were younger, our weekends together always included staying up after everyone else had gone to bed - eating M&M's and drinking Coke - and talking for hours. Your list made me smile.)

kookiejar said...

Sounds like you had fun. A strawberry festival? That sounds right up my alley. Around here we have the Applejack Festival in September. Best. Candied. Apples. Ever. ;)

violetlady said...

kookiejar, are they the kind of candied apples with caramel coating or the red hard glaze?