Twelve Years

 

My two sisters were teenagers when I was born. So by the time I was 2 1/2, I was already an aunt. When my youngest niece, Barb, was born, I was 12.

At that time, I hated school so much, that I remember thinking: when Barb starts school, I will have GRADUATED!  I had already calculated that I would graduate in June just before Barb would begin first grade in September. Obviously, when I was 12, getting out of school was paramount in my mind.

Of course, getting out of school was paramount in my mind from the day I started first grade.

I was probably 15 when this picture was taken; Barb was 3. I was still waiting to graduate, and she was waiting to start school.

School is a thing of the past for both of us now. Thank goodness.

Now we just hang out at beach bars.  Just kidding.

Today is Barb’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Barb! Love you!

5 responses to “Twelve Years

  1. I have a nephew that was born Feb. 14, 1962. I was born Dec. 7, 1951. He seems almost like a brother than a nephew as we are only 10 years and 2 months apart. I enjoyed your story!!

  2. I don’t ever remember seeing this picture but with my “non”memory, who knows how many times I’ve seen it!!
    She’s definitely one of my blessings!

  3. THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISH, AND I LOVE THE OLD PICTURE OF US. UNTIL YOU POSTED IT, I WAS LIKE MOM— I NEVER REMEMBER SEEING IT BEFORE NOW. I ALWAYS KIND OF THOUGHT OF YOU AS ONE OF US BECAUSE YOU ARE SO CLOSE TO EDDIE’S AGE, AND YOU HUNG OUT WITH US ALOT GROWING UP. LOVE YOU, TOO, DIANNE.

  4. Happy Birthday, Barb!! Love you!!, great pics and story ……

  5. How sweet. My oldest nephew is only 6 yrs younger than I am – more like the little brother I never had… 🙂

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