Happy Birthday to My Big Sister

The Birthday Girl

Big Sis is turning ## today. Ha! Bet I made her heart race a little. I would never divulge that she’s pushing hard against a big number and that next year’s party should be a big blow-out with lots of champagne. Besides…age is just a number, even if it starts with a 5 and ends with a 0. Sorry, #1. I couldn’t stop myself. Besides, you’ve got a year to get used to the idea that 50 is the new 20, or purple is the new black, or two wrongs don’t make a right. I’m not sure. Now I’m just confusing myself. Back to my point – happy birthday to my big sister. The one who ate dog food as a toddler. The one who convinced me to eat a mud pie when I was a toddler to make up for it. The one who was forced to share her stuff with me. The one who was my partner in matching outfits for most of our childhood.

Big Sis and Her Posse

The one who let me tag along when she cruised Fort Smith, Arkansas listening to Foghat in high school. The one who’s married to Saint David (love you, dude) with two teenagers at home and a freshman at West Point. The one who inspired our annual girls only Hoegarden weekends and hosts them every spring. Three cheers and a hip-hip hurray on your big day! I hope all your wishes come true. Now try not to burn down the house when you light all those candles.

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2 responses to “Happy Birthday to My Big Sister

  1. The Baby

    Heck, I’m 40! If it makes you feel any better… you’re ALL old to me! Thanks for making my bed all those times mom made you ’cause you were the oldest. Just so you know… I still never make my bed.

    Thanks for being such a gracious big sister, gracious with your home, your family, your liquour cabinet…
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  2. Big Sis

    Thanks, I think. Now that you let the big 50 out of the bag! Well, at least I do have a year to get used to it. Oh well, I’m going to go enjoy a bucket of brandy slushies and a blackberry cake for this one!! Love ya, Sis!

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