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A Bittersweet Find

A discovery was made at our shop yesterday; where and by whom is inconsequential. It was a piece of mail, addressed to me and dated June 1, 2012.

I recognized the handwriting immediately. My first impulse was to turn the envelope over to see if it had been opened. It had not; it was tightly sealed.

Inside was a birthday card from my sister, June.

Those of you who know me and/or are familiar with my blog know that June passed away July 25, 2015.  I was born when she was 16, so the front of the card brings to mind pictures taken of us when she was a teenager and I was a little girl. I wonder if that’s why she selected this design?   And I know when she saw the beach scene, she was reminded of the love Motor Man and I have for the Outer Banks.


 And the inside, with her “signature” closing…. love & love.


Yes, it was a bittersweet moment, discovering this card.

Sweet in so many ways, but it saddens me that, obviously, I never thanked her for it.

~These Days Of Mine~