Sisters And Birthdays














I’m missing my sister Lisa as well and I’m a little jealous that she will be able to share Tam’s birthday with her!

Yet, when I look at all that’s going on in the world today, I know how richly blessed we are to be able to blog about each other, to say Happy Birthday over the phone and to remember all the good times we’ve had.

So with that thought, I scanned a few pictures to share with you all in a stroll down memory lane. . .



We had great imaginations and loved to pretend with what ever was at hand. Anyone know which blondie is Tamara?



The three of us used to sing together and our mom never hesitated in volunteering our services to others. Here we are singing at some stranger’s wedding. Remind you of any mom you know Tam???

Yes Tamara was alive during the era of glasses big enough to cover your entire face. I will of course, not divulge what her exact age is today as that would be breaking the sisterly code!

Tamara and the Big Guy’s wedding took place on one of the hottest days in history. (Okay maybe it just felt like it!) I remember her beautiful little petite fours melting into a puddle on the plate at the reception. I also recall being horrified when my husband Henry decided on a whim to add to the entertainment and went out to the car and dressed up in full fly fishing regalia and wandered up on stage to tell a rambling tale of fishing with Tamara. I don’t know how it ended as I was so mortified that I hid in the bathroom until it was all over! But we did enjoy a lovely interlude between the ceremony and dinner as Tam entertained Crystal with the piano.

As the kids joined our families, we tried very hard to spend Christmases together as often as we could and there was always something interesting going on. This particular Christmas, we had decided to continue a tradition our dad had started back when we were kids and he decorated gingerbread houses at his bakery. As I recall we loaded our creations down with lots of smarties. Yum!!

Our big brood many years ago.



and we shared my birthday while we were there.

Life really is amazing isn’t it?

Happy, Happy Birthday Tam!

I pray that God will bless you richly in the year ahead.

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