23 February 2006

The sun is up...the sky is blue...

In memory of my sweet sister Sue

She was from the orange blossoms, mango trees, and birds of paradise.

When she was 4 she had a duck named Squeaky.

She was very proud of her Beatles board game.

Sue made a monolith cake for her humanities class.

In college she waded through chest high water in the Everglades collecting specimens.

She was a daughter, a wife, a mother, and she was my sister, and I miss her.

"Comedy shows are ok, but it's my sisters who can really make me laugh."


Lilly said...

I am so sorry about your great loss, PainterGirl.

May your beloved sister rest in peace and all the wonderful memories you have of her and all the things you did together live on forever.

That is a beautiful photo.

I wish there was something I could say or do that would make things better. But there isn't.....

Thinking of you and your family. Be well.

paintergirl said...

Thanks Lilly-it's just so sad you know.

And thanks to everyone for your support!

Rose said...

Dear PainterGirl, we have been thinking of you so often. Lilly, you're right, that's a beautiful photo. Losing someone we shared our childhoods with must be one of the hardest things to go through. For what it's worth, we are here when you need us... Big hugs across the ocean.

paintergirl said...

Thank you so much Rose-it means so much to me. You never expect you siblings to die, we prepare for our parents as we all get older, but one never knows.

I'm in a sort of bad and angry place. About a number of things and I have to work through them one by one. I am very hateful of the place where we live. No one has any kind of community pride. No helpfulness. Does this not exist anymore. Please tell me it does.

acumamakiki said...

I'm really sorry PG about your sister. I love your words and the photo of her that you shared. I can't even imagine what you're feeling,your in my thoughts.

Come move to my town. There's community and wonderful, warm people that I've met here. I've made some really nice friends and we're a whole lot closer to the city. But it's NJ. (=

RitaPita said...

I feel this incredibly deep feeling of sadness and heartache for you pg, and I hate that just text on computer screen is all I can do.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do, okay sugar?

Alan said...

That is lovely.
We are thinking of you.

paintergirl said...

Thank you guys for being there for me. It is still so hard. For some reason when I'm driving is when I get upset and think about Sue.

Acu-I don't think we could afford your lovely neighborhood. I bet it is idealistic but I'm afraid the tri state is not great for us. We are still looking...for the perfect place.

All I want is a nice town, with great schools and the mayor will hold the door open for you.(what is it with me and the door? and yes now it was the mayor) oh and I want us to live in a arts and craft style house. Is this too much?

Rita-you are so very swet and dear, and I can sense your emotion!

Alan-Thank you so very much, you guys are very nice to me.

adam said...

That's a very touching collection of memories. You must me going through a very tough time. I hope you're getting by.

paintergirl said...

Thanks for stopping by Adam. My days are still very sad, with some very happy moments.

laurenbove said...

Hey there. SO sorry to hear about your sister. I just don't know words that could do your feelings any justice.

You are in my heart. Be well.

paintergirl said...

Thank you Lauren!

Vajana said...

I am SO sorry to hear about your sister paintergirl! I am very late with this, and I am truly sorry.

I hope you are able to get through that angry place, I have been there and it is a hard place to leave. You are truly in my thoughts. Take care of yourself.

paintergirl said...

thank you vajana! I'm getting better.

hollibobolli said...

There is nothing I can say that sums up what I'm feeling right now so I'll email you.

I love that photo so much. Any girl who had a duck named Squeaky...

I'm so sorry.

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