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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happu Birthday to my sister, my friend, my hero....

When I was little, I can remember looking up to my sister. She's 10 years older than me and I always knew I had it great. She had to share a room with me because, well there were a lot of us. I can remember her getting ready in the morning and I could sleep through almost anything. So, in honor of her birthday, I will share some of my favorite secrets about her...

Lisa taught me to eat my bagels with butter on them, because I didn't like cream cheese, and I still eat them that way sometimes and it still reminds me of her.
I got to watch Hair and Rockey Horror when I was under 10 years old and knew all the songs, because my sister and her friends were so cool.
My sister was a real photographer, with a studio and parties and got to meet famous people. I wanted to be just like her (and still do) and when I was in high school we had to make a mask of what we saw in the world, mine was a face, sideways as a camera, with a baby food jar as the lens from one eye (with glitter in it) crazy, but she took it and kept it.
She went back to school and now is going again, married, working, mom to a cute puppy, tennis player... Crazy stuff.. Amazing stuff and she sends me the best music, keeps me involved in the arts, and understanding the world.
Whenever I was sad, I could call her (on the west coast) and she would talk me down, over the edge, around the corner and up a tree crazy hormones as a teenager, but she was still there no matter what. Her voice still calms me when I hear it on the phone..
Happy Birthday Lis... I love you..


Anonymous said...

Wow! She sounds very cool! Happy Birthday, Lis!!!

My sis is 7 years older than me....and she introduced me to Rocky Horror when I was little as well! :)

Susie said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sister! I hope she had a great day!

Auntie Lisa said...

Thanks, Tricia. That might be the best birthday present I've ever gotten.

The other present I remember best from you was a plastic keychain with little purple flowers in it that you made in first grade. I lost it when we were at the zoo together and I was a wreck. Called them a hundred times hoping someone found it but it never showed up.

It's a great day for me here in Ohio. Off to play tennis, which is one of my big pleasures. Thanks for the lovely post. I'll keep it in my memory box.

Love you !!


Melissa B. said...

Happy birthday, Hippie Sis! I like butter on my bagels, too. What a great, sisterly tribute!

Mamasphere said...

How cool that you and your sister have always been so close despite the age difference. It looks like my kids will have a big gap, and I hope they have as great a relationship as you and your sister!