1951 ~ 2008
I open this blog with a little dedication to my sister Paula, whom I sadly & unexpectedly lost three years ago. I miss her with every shred of my being and my life will never be the same without her. But I do not intend for this to be morose or sad. On the contrary, it is a special remembrance of a beautiful girl and happy memories. We went through so much together – we shared it all, the good, the bad, and everything in between – the sweet and the bittersweet. She LOVED collecting, garage sailing, thrift store stalking, and she was darn good at it! And she would have SO loved sharing this part of my life in the store as well as here. We were going to be “old ladies” together. Go to Disneyland without any kids & watch the parades & hear the music and dance with Donald Duck! Buy as much junk as we wanted & not give a dang what the “Big Daddies” thought or said! We planned “trailer” vacations together (she’d finally gotten her dream – her fifth wheel!). And, I think, we would both wear purple with great abandon! So, here is my beloved little sister, Paula Francine. And ladies, if you are so lucky to have a sister please, love her like there’s no tomorrow. And do share your “sister” times with me, be it a sister past or present or a “sister of the heart”
She on the left & me on the right (I let her "borrow" my very cool bike!)
Here she is as I will always remember her ~ smiling, laughing (she laughed so easily) & being goofy! Whata doll!
And, as I will always remember "Us" ~ my little sister who grew taller than me and probably so much wiser too