Life. It can be funny at times!
I grew up in the country...one of five sisters and one brother. We attended the country school nearby...and a country church in the same neighbourhood. Not far away lived another family with five girls and one boy...who attended the same school and church as I did. My sisters were good friends with some of the girls of the other family. I was in the same class as their boy...and we had a lot of fun together in our senior high years (particularly German class). We were all part of the same youth group...
...and several from each family were on this particular outing in 1971. As time moved on...many of the siblings from each family scattered...and the ties were not what they once were.
The youngest of the other family was the same age as my ‘little brother’...always dramatic and never at a loss for words, as I recall. I taught her in girl's club once upon a time. I remember she brought a yummy dill dip to an event. (Who said we only remember the big stuff?) I also remember that she took the prize for scripture memory! Eventually she married and moved to the interior of our province. What a surprise to re-connect with her through Blogdom in the past year or two. You can go pay Karen a visit at her blog called Ocean Soul. She has plenty of time to visit these days...since she is on an imposed 'staycation' following major surgery.
We’ve had many good laughs over things from the distant past...since we re-connected these last few years. I love reading her blog...especially when she tells of friends and family that I know. Not long ago Karen posted photos of a family vacation...a trip to Mexico with all her siblings and their spouses. I couldn’t help but smile...
(Karen ~ far left)
...since the photo looked strangely similar to one we took on a family cruise with all my siblings few years ago. How many families have five sisters and one brother?
And how did it happen that both guys are reclining for the family photo op? I know my brother wasn’t even a little amused by the way the photographer lined us up...but his sisters thought it was quite funny!
Who knows? Life is like that.
Karen gave me permission to 'borrow' her photo...and to share the tale of the two families. And I give you permission to go wish Karen all the best as she recuperates.
Have a great weekend!