Thursday, July 26, 2018
My sister arrives this Saturday. Then Sunday we are driving to North Carolina to visit my brother and his wife for a few days. This month marks my brother's 80th birthday. Hard to believe! Once back here she and I will have a day together. I don't get to see my brother or sister often. I'm lucky if it's once a year. And we've only begun to get together somewhat recently. There's a large age gap between us. There's a long story there which I won't go into. Suffice it to say that my Dad had more than one wife. It hasn't been until we all started to get much older that we've been visiting. My sister ( half-sister, but who cares) is the one who started it really and I'm glad she did. My brother was never really a part of my life. Partly because of age difference and partly because he was never home. First it was private schools, then it was the Air Force for him. My sister is 11 years younger. She lived in FL, I didn't. And even when I did live there we didn't connect. Sad, in a way, that's it's taken all these years but at least we're connecting, albeit sporadically, now.