|The Curro-Cary Sylvania Family|
We weave them into our conversation and take up from where we left off the last time we saw each other. That was on her birthday in June. We pick up the threads of emails, skype calls, phone calls, facebook postings. We get to my place, admire the beauty of Main Street Sylvania, walk around my gardens--the flowers ultra bright and cheerful--enjoy the blue-sky, summer-like day, then loll around until dinner at Michelle’s. A lazy afternoon with sis, adding to a quilt of memories.
But the sweet time dominates. Gathering the clan is always fun, and having Aunt Andy with us is always a pleasure. She's funny, tells outrageous stories, and makes us laugh. We talk and walk, shop and cook, coordinate busy schedules, make visits to museums and parks if we can. Andy and I rant and ruminate about politics, reminisce and philosophize as only sisters can do.
We share a past, Andy and I, and we keep it alive. We bring it into the present. We weave stories and dreams into the memory quilt that we will bequeath to our children and their children, across the generations. Sisters and family, making memories.