A couple weeks ago my sister Phyllis and her husband Bill celebrated their sixth anniversary, and I asked all my "friends" on Facebook to wish them a Happy Anniversary. About 40 people did so, and she was very touched. It was a cute surprise for her to have people she didn't even know wishing them well, especially as I let it be known that it was a second marriage for both of them, and that they are very much made for each other.
P.J. is the only one of my siblings on Facebook, and I have enjoyed visiting with her there and playing with her on so many of those annoying FB apps! P.J. is almost 12 years older than I am, and she married young, so my memories of her before she was married are very few. She always figured in my juvenile mind as one of the "older" bunch, the "married" ones. And now she and I are the only two who are married.
Since we never "played" as children -- because we weren't children at the same time -- it is a new experience for me to play online games with her. (Well, we've played cards and board games and outside games like badminton, softball, and kick-the-can, but we never "played" together as kids, like I did with Barbara and even Lois.) Now a couple times a month we find ourselves up until 2 in the morning, laughing until we cry, playing some online game and chatting with each other. It is one thing I have with her that I don't have with my other siblings, who either don't like or don't care one way or the other about the internet in general, or don't like or trust social networking sites.
So this entry, #12 of my November Blogathon, is dedicated to my #5 sibling, Phyllis Jane, because I was thinking of her today. Below is one of my favorite pics of her when she was a teenager.