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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Sister Judy!

Happy Birthday Judy !
Judy was born in the old Palo Alto hospital over 50 years ago. We lived on Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto and we were all very happy to have another sister.

She was the fourth girl in our family. We were often photographed next to each other in our family pictures.
(Left to right: my mother, me, Judy, Gayle and Mary)

Judy and I are only 1 1/2 years apart so we were very close growing up. We shared....we shared clothes, we shared friends, we shared a room and we shared our deepest feelings.

Often, my oldest sister Gayle would help my mother by taking care of Judy. Gayle would feed her and change her diapers. Isn't that a cool "high chair"? All seven kids in my family occupied that seat.

When I would hang on the bars of our swing set---

Judy would hang on the bars too.

When I got a Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, Judy got one too. When I would wash Ann and Andy's clothes, Judy would too. We loved playing together.

When I got a pair of Carter's pjs, Judy got matching pj's (except her pjs had feet in them). I love the way Judy would watch me. I wanted to be a good example to her and I tried to do what was right.

When I would go outside and ride my two wheeler (without training wheels), Judy would come outside and ride her tricycle along with me. Have you noticed that we even had the same haircut?

Here is Judy on a Sunday afternoon after church. Look at that smile. Isn't she the sweetest?

What a wonderful life we had growing up.....

I love you Judy.


Molly said...

What a great blog, Karen! I have a sister who is 1 1/2 years older than me and we are best friends, too. I love sisters.

Also--I dream of having a yard and a real garden some day, so I love looking at your gardening posts!

GwennyMac said...

Yeay! I can leave a comment! Really nice post Karen! And Happy Birthday Judy!

Judy said...

Thank you dear sister....what special photos from the past. I was usually looking over at Karen with admiration always.