I did not get my love of photography from my parents.
On this National Siblings Day,
I was hard pressed to find decent photos of
me and my sister, Lori, before the age of 20.
The ones that I show here are from our old
that replaced real photos in our house at about the
same time that my sister was born.
Nonetheless, I was able to capture screen shots from these
grainy, blurry 8 mm film reels to create some of
our history together as young children.
I am 4 years older than my sister, Lori. We used to ride
the mechanical horse together when my mom took us to
the laundromat .
This actual photo was taken the day of Lori's baptism.
She was held by Aunt Connie as I looked on adoringly.
Here we are running down the sand dunes on Cape Cod.
Most likely on the same trip, we were splashed by a giant wave
on the beach with my mom.
This was Christmas morning with our snap-on curlers still in our hair.
I believe this was filmed when we were on our way back
from the camp store with ice cream treats.
Another beach picture - this time with my dad.
I still remember this bathing suit - but I don't remember what
those strategically placed emblems were on my patriotic
bathing suit! Stars? Mom, what were you thinking?
We were twins in our red Danskin shirts
in Florida that year.
I don't know who took this once-in-a-lifetime shot, but it was taken at
the Canadian Open with my heart-throb - Jack Nicklaus -
and only half of me made it in the picture!
There have been many good pictures since then.
And I hope there will be many, many more!
On the National Siblings Day 2018,
I hope you know how important you are to me.
I hope you know I am always here for you.
I hope you know how much I love you!