All my life I have chosen to listen – to observe –
and take it all in – trying to see all sides.
My sister was a master at this!
My older brother often would listen
then in a very thoughtful way – comment.
I have tried to emulate both.
Small in stature she was – but ruled with a iron will!
She was almost 98 years old when she passed away.
She had outlived her husband and second husband –
One of my brothers and my sister and brother in law
whom both lived right next door and took care of her.
She was a excellent cook as was my dad.
She was known for her baking bread – rolls and pies
all over town.
Often sending them to the doctor or other people in town.
My father every Friday night – we were Catholic –
No meat – would fry at the table on a electric grill –
Salmon patties – pan cakes and his favorite –
oyster soup! ( NOT MINE)
My father was a hunter – fisherman – sportsman.
He also graduated from High School in his Sophomore year
But My grandfather – who taught school for over 50 years
made him take his junior and senior years over again.
Saying he was too young to continue on!
They instilled in me what you read here.
I was like a second family to come along.
My sister was 15 years older and my brother 10 years old
when I was born.
Then along came my younger brother some 4 1/2 years later.
My dad passed at age 59.
But what I remember was that she was quiet – smiling –
but he always listened to her
and I most certainly did also.
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