Cousin Mary is coming tomorrow for a short visit.
I looked for the old photo of the two of us at five years old sitting and fitting into one lawn chair.
Her little ankles were crossed very ladylike and my stance?
Think Heidi Fleiss age five. My legs couldn’t have been further apart dangling akimbo from the chair. You could have driven an 18 wheeler between my knees.
She has tried to bring me some class all our lives. Today she sent me a Chanel wallet which she knows I won’t use. Also, various beautifully wrapped presents arrive throughout the year with jewelry she thinks would look good on me.
In this photo, the only one I could find, it is her 5th birthday (standing with two dolls looking in my direction (holding some type of stuffed animal, looks like a big cat) and according to her adult interpretation she was keeping an eye on me to make sure I didn’t take any of her birthday presents home.
My late brother is center in the back, smiling, with the bowtie. Aww….
She’s my cousin but also one of my best friends.
We got over that phase where she thought I was stealing her bling.
Now, she sends it to me.
©Pat Coakley 2008
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