Feb 11, 2011

Sister ~ Sister

My older sister whom is now deceased, was hospitalized several years ago.  I told my other sisters that I was going to see her so if they wanted to ride along they were more than welcome.  So we all loaded into my car and off we went.  First stop was to pick up some 'gifts' to make her smile. Now please note that our oldest sister has a tendency to 'mother' the rest of us ... regardless that we were all in our 30's to 50's at the time.  Anyways as we are going into the store she reminds us that we should really stay close by one another.  Well this just cracked us up!  So we took ahold of one anothers hands and walked in like a line of little ducks following her. Then when we got into the store we would extend our arms making sure our fingertips still touched saying "Sister, Sister" as if we were little kids afraid to be seperated. We all had a hoot! We still remind her of this on occasion. 
As we were shopping; besides finding gifts for Lana we also found some "Groucho Marx" glasses to put on before we entered her room ~ after all isn't 'laughter the best medicine?"  She laughed so hard, along with all the nurses and the people walking down the hallway. But after our visit we tucked the glasses into our purses and pockets and proceeded to get on the elevator.  Well this one young fella got on with us. He kept his back to us and stood right up close to the door. I nodded to my sisters in suggestion that we put our glasses on.   So when we had them in place I said, "excuse me but do you see a family resemblance?"  He turned around and in a moment of shock, his hand covered his wallet ~ as if we were a team of gangsters I guess ~ and to his relief the door opened.  There we stood chuckling as we got off the elevator and as others were getting on.  They were all laughing as that one poor guy high tailed it out of there. Eventually he did turn around and smile.  It was all very innocent - honestly!  Our entire lives we've heard that there is a strong family resemblance. You be the judge!

                             Cher                      Lin                      Dar                   Col                   Mel

14 comments:

Fred Alton said...

What a fun-lovin' bunch of sisters you are! Thanks for sharing this GREAT story. Made my day. ☻

jack69 said...

What a great entry Cher. You guys are a HOOT. We have never met but just seeing Mel & Dar a couple days Tells me what one would expect. LOL

Dar and Mel are gems, I know the rest are (were). Having met your Mom, I know you guys were given the best of all the world offers, LOVE. You also know how to share.

I would bet any store owner shivered if he saw you all come in at once. I am laughing picturing the line of 'ducklins'. hahahaha

You gals look great with or without the Groucho look!!!!

I keep staring at the photo, am I wrong, but do I see your mom in Lin?

I am familiar with sisters. When I married Sherry I matrried her sisters also.
I will shut up. LOved this entry.

jack69 said...

I cannot type either. That is not matrried if is married!!!

Course you knew that!!

Lynilu said...

That is just fun!!

texwisgirl said...

Oh I loved this! I have 4 brothers and had 3 sisters - we lost a sister too, well before her time...

You are a wild bunch of Wisconsin gals for sure... :)

Cathy Clementz said...

How could someone NOT laugh at that sight!!! Very clever!

Dar said...

Oh MY, Cher, I am laughing so hard that tears are running down my face. You sure brought back a very sweet moment. I didn't think Lin was going to get through the day without peeing her pants. What fun that was. And Lana, do you remember?, I thought she was going to spit her teeth out. The nurses all said it was the best day for her. Now I'm crying again, but bittersweet tears. I sure do miss our Sister, Sweet Lana.

Remington said...

That is SOOOO cool!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Cher, Dar sent me over here to see you sisters... I LOVE it!!! You all are so lucky to be in a large family and have each other.

Mel was going to visit us here in TN before the weather changed her mind... Darn!!!! Maybe one of these days we will get to Wisconsin.

Thanks for the great picture.
Hugs,
Betsy

Marilyn said...

Your picture cracked me up! What a treasure you have with all those sisters! ♥♫

Shan said...

Love this story too mom. Kind of reminds me of my daughters, the way the oldest is like mother duck to her little sisters... always looking out for them and keeping them in line. Makes me very proud of the roots I come from!!!

~mel said...

Goodness gracious gravy nurse ~ we are a bunch of characters ~ that's for sure. I'm still trying to figure out how we didn't flip that picnic table when we were all sitting on just one side getting our picture taken!!

One more thing .. in case you didn't figure it out ~ we're home! I'll give you a call later on and catch up.

Kathy said...

And you know what? That young man is STILL talking about "that day on the elevator with those crazy broads!" LOL You know he is!! This was great. Made me smile. Cheers and Happy Valentine's Day.

Kathy

Shug said...

Hi Cher...
Stopped by your blog this evening and loved it...
Do you know how Blessed your are?
Amazing! How great it must be to have sisters...
I did have a sister but she passed away when I was much younger...
Every girl needs a sister.
Thanks for sharing
shug