Thursday, October 11, 2007
Letters from Lil' Sis
"That's it?" lil' sis said. "But I like it when you talk all about me." Well, since lil' sis apparently has quite a few fans among my readers, I thought I'd give you a little insight into "lil' sis." Plus, it's one more post all about her, which should make her plenty happy. As you know, she's "lil'" because she's quite a bit younger than me. And she constantly moans about how I "abandoned her" ie. left for college. Well, this was before the internet, or cell phones with free long distance, so occasional phone calls and old-fashioned letters were the primary means of contact for a poor college student and her baby sister. I've kept all her letters, and we chuckled over these last night. These were written when lil' sis was in kindergarten and first grade.
The cassette recorder was a short recording of my brother and lil' sis singing Happy Birthday! I still have it and it's incredibly cute with lil' sis goofing around and my brother admonishing her to "sing it right."
Awww, wasn't lil' sis so cute? Alas, I was unable to find the whale drawing she sent me of a humpback whale. It's her favorite because it has a hump on its back. :P
These days we're not separated by 2,000 miles, and I'm sure letters would be nice, but I think lil' sis appreciates the food I pack for her much more.