Monday, July 11, 2005


I returned from 2 weeks in beautiful Santa Barbara, California on Saturday night.

I was there for a week alone and then two of my sister's, Betty Jean and Barbara came for the second week.

We had a good Sister's week together but we all missed Peggy.

We felt her presence in every place we went and everything that we did together.

An interesting thing happened while we were visiting "The Mission" in Santa Barbara one afternoon.

We had toured the mission and were walking down the sidewalk to the car.

The sun was shining and as we walked down the sidewalk we cast three shadows.

For a brief moment, there was a forth shadow as a woman passed by us. I watched as the woman's shadow mingled with ours and quickly vanish leaving three instead of four shadows.

Chills ran through my body as I watched the forth shadow touch our lives and fade away. The vanishing shadow made me think of Peggy. It made me think of how she has touched our lives through the years and was quickly fading away.

Peggy's shadow will be with us wherever we go.

Her laughter, her smile, her personality will always be a part of who we are today because....

Peggy cast a shadow on our lives the day she was born and became our sister. She does not remember that we are her sisters but we will continue to remember for her.

Peggy's has turned into twilight, her mind has darkened and she has become a shadow that touches our lives as we walk through life together.

 Every time the sun comes out and casts a shadow.......

Peggy's presence will be felt by "The Sisters" as we walk on the sidewalk of life together.....

There will always be four dark shadows cast, shining in the sun..... together.

We missed you, Peggy!     

I Love You Today!

Mary Louise


wendy4145 said...

I'm glad Peggy and her shadow visited you all on your vacation.


mawmellow said...

I missed your entries while you were gone.  Although, I knew time away  was essential.  I'm sure, Peggy, in her own way, missed you too !

boombie02 said...

That was a wonderful entry, as always.
Deep inside Peggy knows how lucky she is to have you guys as her wonderful sisters.  She couldn't ask for any better than you all.
I'm glad you had a good trip.

thebaabee said...

Your writings are always so wonderful.  I'm glad you had a great Sister's week.  And, I know that Peggy knows how much her sisters love her.  Hugs LuAnne

sanforized6 said...

What a wonderful analogy. rich

carolhehe said...

I have to say this one gave me the creeps. It is like she has passed on but still alive. Macabre.

caragricke said...

ML...we should have printed a sign and renamed Santa Barbara to Santa Peggy.
Santa Peggy's mission.  We had a good time but missed her.  Keep writing, please it helps so much.  caragricke