Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Gail

The causeway in Cape Breton was opened in celebration of my sister's birthday. The Island of Cape Breton was permanently linked to the rest of Canada all because my sister was born. Some Cape Bretons hate her for it, but most love her. They are talking about making a new provincial (or maybe just Cape Bretonal) holiday in honor of her. Well, that's the story I've been told.

It wouldn't be very nice of me to make fun of my sister today.. on her special day.... after she and my brother were so nice to me. Actually, I receive my Cross Eye'd pair today... on her birthday... I am so lucky for my sister. Its so funny, how we use to be arch enemies when we were little....truly. We fought all the time, doing dishes, sharing a room. Even my cousins, who lived with us said we fought a lot. Apparently, I was a real pest. Of course, my cousins were older and always sided with my sister....because she was an angel....NOT But when tough times fell on me when I was 17, she took me in without any hesitation for 4 months, and we became fast friends and good sisters. When tough times fell on her later on, I dropped everything at any time to help her.... Its been that way ever since. She has a wonderful family and I love them all. 3 Daughters, 5 granddaughters and one grandson.. and one amazing husband too. I am so lucky to have them in my life too. Only 4 of them are in the picture above.

This is the only picture we have of the three kids together until later on.... and there aren't very many. We didn't grow up in a "picture taking family" This is my dad's father and this picture was taken in July/Aug 1967. My brother had is first birthday in Cape Breton.... How appropriate when they built the causeway in honor of my sister... hee hee

Happy Birthday Gail


GailM. said...

ahh, it's so nice to see some of those old photos. You are the official family historian. Yes, I used to always think about my birthday when we passed the Canso Causeway. There was a big plaque said built in 1955. I can't believe the causeway is 53... Can you!!!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday, Gail!