Thursday, February 12, 2009

This Blog Is Dedicated To The Memory Of My Beloved Sister, Lynn

This is a picture of my sister, Lynn, taken not long before she passed away in 2007. Because she lived far away in Montana and had become very ill, she was not able to visit Mississippi so I created this as a private blog in 2006 just for her to see what I was doing and growing in my garden down here. Today is Lynn's birthday and she would have been 68 years old. She was my only sister and was a close friend all my life. She was only 18 months older than me. I miss her dearly but I know she is in a better place now free from all her years of pain and suffering. This little orphan deer that my father found in the woods about 1946 became our pet and we named him Bambi. We raised him on bottled milk and he was much fun to play with. When he grew up he answered the "call of the wild" and voluntarily returned to the woods where he was born. During our childhood on our family farm we always had many pets like this litter of puppies. These old faded black and white photos are over 60 years old, but the happy memories I shared with Lynn are as fresh as yesterday. How time flies!

7 comments:

Southern Lady said...

A very loving tribute to your sister, Jon ... and sweet pictures.

She was a beautiful lady and I thank you for sharing her story with us.

Sincerely,

Janie

tina said...

Very loving tribute indeed. So sorry for your loss.

nancybond said...

Your sister has such a kind and friendly face, with just a small twinkle of mischief in her eye? Your blog is a wonderful tribute -- thank you for sharing this personal glimpse of your life with us, Jon.

racheld said...

What a wonderful childhood you must have had together!! The spill of puppies and the trust of a deer, with a sweet companion to share them.

As long as this blog goes on and those flowers bloom . . .

NellJean said...

Celebrating a positive anniversay, the day of Lynn's birth. What a wonderful sister she must have been. I know you miss her so.

Halcyon said...

What a lovely way to remember your sister. It looks like you had an idyllic childhood together. :-)

Barbara said...

Thanking for showing so nice pictures of your happy childhood together with your beloved sister. Your blog is indeed a loving tribute to her.