Sunday, July 16, 2006


It occured to me that since I'd posted a picture of my sister more-or-less in drag as Captain Jack, I should post a picture of her as she really is. That's her on the right with the short pixie haircut. I'm the one with the curls. We're at her oldest son's wedding reception. As you can see, she didn't follow the mother-of-the-groom-must-wear-beige-and-fade-into-the-background rule (as discussed in a previous post). But then, she rarely follows any rules--which makes her pretty much the exact opposite of me. Growing up, I was the goody-two-shoes and she was the rebellious wild child. We grew up to be best friends, anyway.

I think sisters (biological or otherwise) are hugely impotant for women, especially as we...ah...mature. After all, they were there from the beginning. They understand how and why you became who you are. They know your thought processes. They don't need to have things explained. And when you say, "Remember when..." they do. I can't imagine life without my sister.

How 'bout you? Do you have a sister? Is she your best friend or just a casual acquaintance?


Betina Krahn said...

Candace, what a cool sister you have! Pirate to beauty on one page!

I have a sister who's my best friend. She remembers when I had no front teeth (she called me by a name I won't repeat here!) and I remember when she SAT on me to make me help with the dishes. so that Memory thing goes both ways.

She's still my best and most cherished reader/editor. She's writing now, too and she'd love to publish. Together we'll "git 'er done."

Kathleen Eagle said...

Man, what a gorgeous pair of sisters!

I have a baby sister, 6 years my junior. Like Candace, I was the goodie two-shoes and baby sis was the wild child. She lived here in the Twin Cities for a brief time, but moved back East (near where we grew up) about a dozen years ago. I love the new phone deals with unlimited long distance! We can still tell each other anything.

Helen Brenna said...

I have a big sis. She's the oldest, and I'm the seventh of eight. It's taken us a lot of years for her to figure out I'm an adult and don't need her mothering, but now that we have, I wouldn't trade her for any other sister in the world!