I am remembering one winter day while I was visiting
you in RI. It had snowed overnight and all the cars in your parking lot
were covered with snow. Together we went out and cleared off your car so
that we could get on with our active plans for the day.
You went back inside to prepare breakfast but I was
really enjoying the snow ... we don't get much here in Amelia... so I
stayed outside and cleared off a whole row of cars.
When I returned indoors, you were standing with a
small group of people at a large window in the reception room, and you
were simply beaming!
"This is my sister" you proudly announced to
your friends as you gave me a big hug. I probably had cleaned off their
cars. You made me feel really great!
So, Francis, although it is not snowing here today,
that white, crispy, sunny winter morning with you remains a lovely, warm
And I remember that you called me "Sis."
Till another time, then....