Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sisters


My Little Sister, Terry


Terry was born 12 August 1955 and I was 4 that December, so when we were growing up she could be the little tag along pain that little sisters can be. But she was always, my sister. Because of the age difference, I was graduated high school the June before she started. She was the type of personality the did anything she set her mind to do. She played the Base in the school orchestra all 4 years. When she graduated she joined the Air Force and went on to great things there. She was stationed in Berlin for 3 years. had a story written about her in Stars and Stripes because she was one of the first women in her field. She left the Air Force when she married and was starting a family. She continued to work first on ships at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and then with private corporations with military contracts. She had 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy. When my husband died in 2001 she kind of took me on as a project and I guess we became closer than we had ever been as adults. then she was having some problems and then it was found that she had cancer. she took that on like she did everything else. And she was doing all the things she wanted to get done. She did a bit of traveling and she and I did lots together, including some of the traveling. This picture was taken on our trip to Ireland in Oct 2004. This was on top of Blarney Castle. She walked to the top but because of her condition she could not go through the chore of kissing the stone. But the people at the stone were kind enough to let her bear"Bruce" kiss the stone for her. She died 1 Sept 2005, just after her 50th birthday and just after she found out that she was going to be a grandmother for the first time. I was going to put a picture of her stone, but I wanted to show how much life she had and when she was having fun! Happy Birthday to my Little Sister