Monday, April 24, 2017

Sistas

This is a picture from pixelbay.com not a family photo

In many regards my sister and I are polar opposites.
She's a blonde. I'm brunette.
She has blue eyes. I have brown.
She eats meat. I'm a vegetarian.
She's a conservative. I'm a liberal.
She's a gun advocate. I believe in gun control.
She wears blue toenail polish. I prefer purple.

Yet.....
Unbeknownst to the other, we both slipped gas money into my daughter's purse before she headed home.
On another occasion...
We looked at each other and said simultaneously, "I like your hair," then burst into giggles.
And one memorable birthday, she drove through a blizzard to celebrate with me.
Sistas.

48 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you are your sister are real sistas! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Another vegetarian. Just love the idea you find common ground even when you are often so different. I bet you have many lively conversations at Thanksgiving!

Elephant's Child said...

I envy you. I have brothers. Much loved, infuriating, very different brothers. I am the only vegetarian, the only girl, and a tree-hugging leftie. I love my brothers but always wanted a sister.

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

Reminds me of the song by...
Bette Midler..!

Sisters! Sisters!
There were never such devoted sisters
Never had to a chaperone
No sir!
I'm here to keep my eye on her
Caring sharing every little thing that we are wearing
When a certain gentle man arrived from Rome
She wore the dress and I stayed home
All kinds of weather we stick together
The same in the rain or sun
Two different faces but in tight places
We think and we act as one uh huh
Those who've seen us know that not a thing can come between us
Many men have tried to split us up but no one can
Lord help the mister that come between me and my sister
And Lord help the sister that come between me and my man..
(There is more...but can't remember). :).

nashvillecats2 said...

I remember that song Sandra. Way back.
I didn't have a sister....had a brother.
I'm sure you must get on so well.

Yvonne.

Barbara said...

My sister and I are just like that, and yet we almost always send each other the same Birthday and Christmas cards (we live and shop in different places), and when I go to pick up the phone to ring her my phone rings, and I can guarantee it will be my sister on the line.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Had a much older half sister and brother, but we never grew up together. Must be nice.

Pat Hatt said...

Even opposite the good siblings are sure there when needed.

CJ Kennedy said...

So nice that even though you are opposites, you and your sister can be friends.

Stephanie Faris said...

Aww, that's SO sweet! My sister is a bigwig with the American Marketing Association, so I don't get to spend much time with her. She's busy, busy, busy!!!

Out on the prairie said...

What a charmer, I enjoyed reading it.

donna baker said...

I do not know what I'd do without my wiser. She knows me like no one else.

donna baker said...

Don't you just love it when they put words in my mouth and on the page no less.

H.R. Bennett said...

Family doesn't necessary mean you're the same person. Nor does that apply to friends. It's the matter of what you do share and how you react to that you don't.

Makes me miss my sisters. :)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks. And you, Val:)

Jeanie said...

I love this post, Sandra. I'm an only child. I always wanted a sister and I know they aren't ALWAYS the best of relationships but I think more are like you -- unique in interests and style but so very alike in love and caring.

Sandra Cox said...

For the most part when together we stay on common ground conversations....for the most part:)

Sandra Cox said...

I'm with ya on all accounts, EC:)
I'm blessed. I have bros and one sis.

Sandra Cox said...

I remember this song. Love Bette Midler.

Sandra Cox said...

Brothers are good too:)

Sharon said...

My sister and I were quite alike with a few exceptions.

Sandra Cox said...

You two are really close.
I love that you get each other the same card and pick up the phone at the same time.
The HH and I once got each other the same VDay card.

Sandra Cox said...

There's 15 years difference between us. We didn't grow up together, but we grew together:)

JFM said...

This is what sisters are all about!!! Beautiful Sandra!!! I have two sisters and I would be lost without them~

Lowcarb team member said...

Sisters are special!

I do like the image you've used here too!

All the best Jan

cleemckenzie said...

You just can't escape those genes! Lovely.

Sandra Cox said...

So true, Pat.

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed:)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

me is thinking a certain daughter LOVES her mom and aunt ! ☺☺

any snack a tarians in the house ? !! ☺☺♥♥

Sandra Cox said...

I bet you're proud of her and she of you.

Sandra Cox said...

:)

Sandra Cox said...

:)

Sandra Cox said...

Aww.

Well said, Robert.

Sandra Cox said...

I think so too, Jeanie:)

Sandra Cox said...

Aww.

Sandra Cox said...

I bet, Jan.

Sandra Cox said...

They sure are, Jan:)
Thanks.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes indeed. Thanks, Lee:)

Sandra Cox said...

And her mom and aunt love her:)

Yup, a whole family of snackatarians:)

Christine said...

well said...sistas!

Lee said...

People are different, and yet the same. If only the people in this world of ours realised that...and acted positively rather that negatively...and selfishly.

Sandra Cox said...

:)

Sandra Cox said...

Wouldn't that be wonderful.

Birgit said...

This is just...beautiful and made me smile....love

Unknown said...

Excuse me if there are any typos but I am trying to type this through HAPPY and HUMBLED tears! I am SO PROUD of my sister! There is a past in our family and she could have walked away, but she did not. She has always been there for us to LOVE us and be an inspiration to us! I was SO BLESSED to win the SIBLING LOTTERY!!! LOVE YOU MY WARM, WITTY, EXOTICALLY BEAUTIFUL, VERBALLY GIFTED, KIND, GENEROUS, COMPASSIONATE SISTER FRIEND!!!! :)
BLESSINGS to all of you who shared their comments! Enjoyed reading them!! :)
P.S. Do not forget that we do share a common LOVE of chocolate and Starbucks!!! :)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Birgit:)

Magic Love Crow said...

Priceless! Such a beautiful post Sandra!! Big Hugs!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Stacy:)
Big Hugs Back:)