Wednesday, April 28, 2004



She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of  possibilities.   She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and your best and loves you anyway!  She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion.  She is someone who knows if you are smiling, even in the dark.   She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink and................ 

Somedays, the reason that you wish that you were an only child. ... ..... ...Barbara Alpert

  I will be leaving for a long weekend tomorrow and will write again on Monday.  

 Happy Birthday to me on Friday!!!    

I Love all of my sisters today!      

Mary Louise


fuzzypanda68 said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Everytime I visit your journal it makes me wanna call my own sister. We don't get along very well face to face but for some reason when we talk on the phone, well, it's nice.

ckays1967 said...

Happy glorious Birthday to you on Friday~~~~YOU deserve a beautiful day!

musenla said...

Hi, I'm dropping in to wave hello.  Thanks for visiting my journal and leaving a comment a few weeks back when AOL featured me.

Sigh.  Alzheimer's, the long goodbye.  My grandfather had Alzheimer's but passed away from other health problems before it got to an advanced stage.  Even then, it was painful to see the light of recognition go out in his eyes.

My heart goes out to you and your sister.  Keep writing; sometimes words are the best release and definitely the best way to honor her and the love you share.

deabvt said...

Happy Birthday, MARY LOUISE!!!!

babymae1966 said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and certainly not the last. The love you share with your readers is an inspiration. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

rha4497496 said...

Happy belated Birthday Mary Louise!  Hope your day was wonderful!  

wendy4145 said...

i loved the pictures.
Your Mom and all of you make beautiful pictures.  most of all, i think Peggy's gift "of remembering you" was very special, because its shows how she can be with you in different ways, like my grandparents are with me sometimes.

i feel their presence sometimes.  
'who's coming to visit today? "Mary Louise!"  today and every day.

A sad thing also, is that me and my only sister are not on speaking terms.  I read "what's a sister"  those things are very true.  I bought her a Birthday gift today just incase we are friendly in July...if not, i figured i'd send it anyway.  Even as complicated as things are, I love her...we just have some issues that are in the way of us getting along.  i know this happens to folks, never thought we'd be this immature as grown ups.
But you see? You and Peggy are 'together" more than me and Bonnie are.... just in a new way.

thanks for the words of wisdome!
Love, Wendy

cuteteddybear49 said...

Mary Louise, you have my emotional support  100%.  I  know what you are going through  because my  dear  Grandfather had Alzheimer's  before he died  almost two years ago.  It hurt so much when he did'nt know who I was.  I used to do  work taking care of people with Alzheimer's  and it is such a challenge  and it is so heartbreaking to see these people  that were once whole,productive human  beings  that are now reduced to being helpless and dependent on others to care for them  and all their needs.  It's so frustrating to them  to not be able to communicate effectively.  My heart goes out to them.  You just  keep it in your heart and mind how much your Sis  loves you  even though she may not be able to show it like she  once did!   I will keep you  all in my prayers!