Life is about memories. As it relates to my sister and today’s photo – one of my mother’s favorite things to do was dress us in similar outfits if not the same outfit. You will notice this pattern over the next couple weeks. As we got older, our independent styles started to show in spite of our identical outfits.
This and the remaining photographs you will see over the next couple weeks came from a photoalbum that was given to me by my sister for my wedding. These are her favorite photos of the two of us – I hope you enjoy seeing who she was and her favorite memories and photos of us. I will also be including some of her captions along the way.
The 1st page of this album had a note from Heidi to me,
here is a snip for you:
“We’ve been through a lot…hairstyles, problems, discussing our dream houses, and fighting. (don’t all sisters) It has all had its ups and downs…but I’m so glad you are my sister and I love you!...I also hope this present is the best one. I could have given you presents that were sexy, glamourous, or expensive but this is OUR life together and I don’t want you to forget it when you being your new life. Best Wishes! I love you!! Heidi”
We had a lot of fun as children and spent many weekends and summers traveling. In today’s photograph we were on vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Deleware. We stayed with one of my father’s friends, parent’s camp. I remember travleing to the North Pole, Enchanted Forest, The Land of Make Believe (or was it called Fairytale Land?), many beaches, camping and my favorite summer adventures were spent in our back lawn which was on the back end of my parents 7+ acres. There was a bonfire pit, a cooking pit, a wooden floor with tables and chairs, kitchen cabintry with a creek running along side it. It was wonderful. It didn’t cost a lot of money, time or gas to get there and we were able to sleep in our own beds each night. Sometimes we would sleep in the enclosed screen porch and in later years, the trailer. A friend of my father bought a new trailer and gave dad the old one for the back yard. It was great!
I teared up as I looked through this album when I unwrapped it. I laughed, cried and smiled from ear to ear. It was the best gift I was given…who would have known only eight months later how priceless and precious it would be. A gift of who Heidi was to me and who I was to her…never to be forgotten.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323