This picture was taken in 1933. That’s me on the right, age 1 yr, and to my left is my sister Peg … born just 14 months earlier. It’s interesting to realize that our facial expressions never changed much over the years. Peg was always a little dubious and cautious and I was the one who charged ahead and wondered why things weren’t going my way !
When it was time to go to school Peg went to Kindergarten and then to a sort of “trial” class called “transition” before 1st grade. It was cancelled before I started school and, of course, that meant that Peg and I ended up in the same grade … and that’s how it was for the rest of our lives … like twins we were side by side in everything. To say that Peg and I were close is an understatement.
I actually introduced her to the wonderful man who has been her husband for more than 50 years and it‘s been a joy to watch their family grow. Peg was extremely generous and loving but she never took credit for any of it. Even during these past difficult years she kept her humility and her low-key sense of humor.
Peg will always be the big sister that taught me what it means to love. I will miss her more than words can convey.
PEG……December 28, 1931 ……November 28, 2012