Here I am with my best friend in the whole world, Renee'. It took me thirty-two years to find her! I used to hear the expression soul-mate and I really couldn't get it, then I met Renee`. I believe men and women are just too different to be soul-mates. So, ladies, if you have one out there, it will be a girlfriend.

About Me

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I am fifty-eight years old and a happy empty-nester of three grown children: nearly 26, 33 and 37. My 33 year old daughter is married and gave us our first grandchild, a baby girl named Astrid. I have been married one time for 41 years so far. I am the sixth of eight sisters. I have done some traveling. My restless oldest daughter took me to New York, Paris and London. I love to scrapbook, do needle art, beading, quilt, sew, decorative paint, home decorating and anything else that I can imagine or inspires me after looking at a magazine, HGTV, or the web! I enjoy having internet friends and think of them as modern day pen-pals.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Birthday"Lucy"

In honor of her 46th birthday I want to introduce my baby sister, Patty.  She's Lucy & I'm Ethyl and in this snapshot we are at Disneyland, about six months ago. It's a "We took it ourselves snapshot", the type where you hold the camera out as far as you can and hope that you're both in the frame.  This generally takes us about three tries.  

Patty works for Alaska Air and a funny thing happened on our way to Orange County.  We were actually going to San Francisco. But Frisco was fogged in and the planes to Frisco were backed-up leaving us, literally, 45 seconds to decide whether to wait for a plane to Frisco or to book for Orange County.  Patty had never been to Disneyland and we cracked under the pressure.  Okay, it wasn't that dramatic.  It was more like: "What do you think?''  "I don't know, what do you think?"  "Well. hurry up, we have 45 seconds to decide."  "OK, Look out Mickey Mouse, here we come"  So, actually, it was quite easy.  Who wants to hang around an airport when you can just walk onto a plane---free?

Moving on....The reason we lovingly refer to Patty as Lucy is she frequently has some sort of scheme up her sleeve and I, foolishly, am always dragged into them.  Hence, I have been appropriately dubbed Ethyl.  One of Patty's favorite expressions is, "You got some splainin' to do." and, of course, any fan of the old I Love Lucy shows knows that Ricky usually ended up saying that to Lucy at some point during the program.

That was great for Ricky and Lucy but when Patty cooks up a scheme it usually begins with, "You can't get arrested for this."  Any sane person would run, particularly since she is not a lawyer, but faithful Ethyl is there for her every time.  That's why she's the baby sister and I'm the...I'm the, well, you know what I am and foolish just doesn't cover it.  But next time Lucy calls and says, "I need your help.", I'll put on my ever-faithful Ethyl hat, get into my blue Buick and be there for her.  

I hope she's right about that pesky little jail thing because I've been too close a time or two.  Smile.

Happy Birthday Patty.  Let's make it to 50 without jail-time.  Smile.
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  1. It looks like you have lots of FUN with your sister!
    I see that you have added a few posts to you blog. Looking Good!
    Deb :)

  2. Hello! It's so nice to meet you. I hoped over from Deb's blog. Your recipe Lemon Cream Cake sounds wonderful. I'm going to have to try that! Have a nice week! Twyla

  3. Happy Birthday to your sister!


  4. 50 without jail time sounds like a good