To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
August 1, 2013
IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A SISTER!
Ok.....So we are having one of those early morning conversations……
Sister: “What do you think would
happen if you suddenly died? What would your husband do?”
Me: "Oh that’s easy….he has
already said he would sell everything, I mean everything, and move to Florida
to become a beach bum! He wants to live on a boat and fish all day….."
Sister: "Really? No, I don’t see that
happening. I mean he loves having all of his children around and being at the
beach alone can be very isolating….especially in winter. I cannot imagine that
he has really thought this through…"
Me: "Well, you’re right. He
thinks of the beach as good times with family vacations and having big fish
fries with lots of cocktails under the summer moon…..it would definitely not be
the same…..especially without the matriarch of the family (ME). I doubt that he
would move away from the boys."
I can see happening is all of the children coming home, dividing up our belongings
and he would move into a smaller place. He would probably be snatched up by
some young floozie within a year…men do that you know…."
Sister: "Oh I totally agree….that’s
the reality of the situation…."
Sister and Me: "But today we are good….today
we are golden….."
Me: "Let’s talk about decorating
for the holidays…….what’s your theme this year for Christmas? "