Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Cathy!

It's my sister's birthday today. Want to wish her a happy day!
She is the oldest of four. I'm sure she was glad she had all the attention before I was born. :-)
We've always been close. I consider her my best friend. When my younger brother was born, we joined up together to have an "all girls" club. Poor Bob. And she was the one who scared the daylights out of me letting me think there was a "furnace monster" down in the basement. We shared a room until she got married. Playing Barbie dolls & paper dolls until we got older & fell in love with The Beatles. Since she was older, she claimed Paul & I got George. We were also awesome badminton players. We'd play for hours, until it got dark & then go after the lightening bugs with our rackets (at least until the bats started flying around). In summer, as teens , we would stay up until early morning playing gin rummy. We were pom pom girls at the same time, she a senior & I a freshman.
She met her husband while attending the local college & they were married soon after. They are still happily married to this day. For that she is a role model. I haven't always had such luck in that department until I met Steve.
We don't always get to spend as much time together as we'd like due to the farm but when we do it is always a good time. A week of vacation in Minnesota each summer is our major time together. We've been going to the same lake since we were kids & now our kids (and her grandkids) still spent the time there.
So again, Happy Birthday Cathy & many more!


The Blue Ridge Gal said...

The photo of her in the hat with the purse is priceless! Happy Birthday to Cathy.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Zan Asha said...

I love the old photos. Such a sweet post; not everyone has such a great relationship with their siblings--Happy Birthday to your sister :)

ChristyACB said...

Great photos! I sure hope she appreciates you showing them to all of us out here.

Happy Birthday to Cathy!

Hot Belly Mama said...

That first photo is absolutely adorable! Hope you still have the pom poms. :)

Barb and Steve said...

We don't have the pom poms anymore :-(.
Thanks everybody for the birthday wishes for Cathy

Libby Buttons said...

So happy to find your blog! I love that first photo of your sister and the one of you pom-pom girls. I love your barn, it's beautiful. I don't live on a farm although I should with all my animals. My steady owns/operates a farm and I can't believe how much work there is! I have always had respect for farmers but now I have the utmost. Love you blog. Looking forward to getting to know you.

allofus said...

we think grandma was a cute baby!

Barb and Steve said...

Hi Addy & Noelle..she was a cute baby!