Two Older Sisters


I was the youngest in our family growing up. I have two older sisters, Robin (5 years older) and April (4 years older).

I am sure I took advantage of being the youngest. They were more capable and always ahead of me. They were already doing things like setting the table and washing the dishes and going to school as I was growing up.

The three of us grew up in a wonderful family in a small college town in the 1950s and 60s. We were protected, I am sure, by the neighborhood, the schools, our parent’s occupations, …

We grew up without air conditioning, leaving the front door unlocked, free to roam and play in the neighborhood, …

My older sisters looked out for me, put up with me, set the pace for me, …

I am glad I have two older sisters.


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