25 April, 2010

Sixth Photo Tag from Mid-Atlantic Martha

Martha at Mid-Atlantic Martha just tagged me a whole ago. I thought I already responded, but I found this post under my drafts, so I guess it didn't get posted. Be sure and visit Martha's blog. I'm sure you will enjoy it. I'm supposed to post the sixth picture in the sixth folder. Then tag six other people. (That's probably why it didn't get posted.) So I'm just going to ask everyone to participate if you would like to post a photo.

This is a photo of me, (Were you all wondering what I looked like?) and my two step-sisters, Norma and Nancy.

This is a wonderful amazing story of how we met. My mother and their father had been married for over 30 years and we had never met. We had moved from our home to a new town 2 hours away. I thought, here I am not knowing a single soul.

I got a phone call from Norma, saying that she needed my help with the Mom and Dad. (Long story I won't go into here.) Anyway, it turns out that Nancy lives in the next town down the road from me and Norma lives not too far away either. In fact, Norma worked in the same block that I did and we often had the opportunity to have lunch together.

Who would have thought that I would have found family in this new town I moved to? My mother has since passed away. Dad is living in assisted living near Norma.

This picture was taken on father's day when we all took take Dad out to dinner.

Another side story, not related to this picture: I was hosting a clam bake at my house. When I went to introduce my neighbors to Dad, the neighbor took one look at him and said his name. They worked together 50 years ago. Small world, isn't it?

Update:  I lost my step-sister, Nancy (right) to breast cancer.  RIP Nancy.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! I'm so glad to see your picture -- better late than never!

Linda said...

It is indeed a small world! I love this story - it's wonderful. And the picture of you and your sisters is so nice!! Very pretty.

Becky K. said...

That is an amazing story!

So...did you notice that we are having another blog meet at Longwood? It will be June 12th. I truly hope you can come!!!

Becky K.

xinex said...

It is so wonderful that you got to meet your stepsisters, Karen. It sure is a small world!..Christine

Natasha said...

You are so right about it being a small world! This was quite an amazing story-thank you for sharing it.

Love your gorgeous picture too!

Best wishes for a wonderful time on the 4th.