The letter for today in Blogging A to Z is E.
Those of you who know me in real life and those of you who have been reading BCDC know who Ele is. She is my Wonderful Sister. Her real name is Eleanor and she was named for my Mom. I was named for my Dad. My sister’s middle name is Frances. Our parents weren’t creative with names, but they were so much more than that. Please don’t call her Eleanor or worse “Little Eleanor” which is what she was called for years. Please call her Ele, pronounced as if it were spelled Ellie. She’s very clever and came up with the Ele.
She is 2 and 1/2 years older than me. This is one of my favorite photos of her.
Isn’t she adorable?! I don’t think I was around yet when this photo was taken. I got there eventually.
Don’t you love our curls?! Mom and Gram LOVED to dress us alike. It was cute when we were at this age. Happy little twins!
It was Not so cute when we got to this age. This was at our Aunt’s wedding. Probably Ele was nine and I was seven or something like that. Please take note of the bruises on both our legs. We both have a tendency toward clumsy. We did have a good time growing up.
Today, we’re all grown up. We are still very close, Ele lives two blocks away. We’ve both had interesting, not always easy lives. We’ve stayed close through it all.
I am so proud of Ele for the wonderful woman she is. She’s survived some difficult times. She is an artist, a Reiki Master and the best Grummy ever! I don’t know what I’d do without her. She’s always been my biggest supporter and is behind me no matter what I do, even if it’s the wrong thing.
I passed her in height but not in heart. I can’t tell you how much she means to me. That’s Mom behind us, watching over us as always. Making sure that we take care of each other. That’s the way we were brought up…To Care For and Take Care of Each Other.
I am indescribably lucky to have a sister like Ele. I wish for each of you a sibling like her. She is irreplaceable.
Happy Ele Day!!