Sunday, February 24, 2008

There's something about Mary....I mean Kathleen Mary..

Yep. Kathy. My sister. My older sister...actually, my oldest sister...

( oh, I do so love saying that...)

She called today to let me know her group of "walkers" ( lady friends - not the walkers you see in Retirement centers...) came in first place in the Lake Havasu Health Walk Challenge...a relay race they have been training for.

A feat not so easy on the feet when your group is in the "Over 50" category...and they are just past a smidgen over 50...uh......some by a few years...others by more...however, we won't mention any names...

So it is with great admiration and respect that I bring you my sister, Kathleen Mary, my rock, my rock-star, my oldest sister...

I only hope that when I am her age ...(in many many many years)...I will be as vibrent, loving thoughtful and friendly as she is and has always been.

I have always looked up to her..(she is quite tall...and older than me...) and as she ages, she doesn't slow down. She's a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a sister, a walker, one of the "girls" and a friend.

She's funny, quick, crafty and kind. She loves to entertain and entertain she does, whether it's a meal cooked just for you or a gift she saw and bought just because she knew you'd love it.

She remembers birthdays, husbands (you know, like when she calls me she always asks how Mr. B is...not that she has had so many husbands that it would be a big thing to remember them all... what were YOU thinking???) your kid's spouses and your dog's names.

She loves to "lunch with the ladies" and has a black belt in garage sales. She's an Olympic shopper, holding that title in the Sullivan Sisters competition for years now. No one has ever seen her 'messy' or without just the perfect amount of make-up...I mean NO ONE...

She reccommends great movies and recipes and which stores are having a "going out of business" sale and has clothes in just YOUR size!!

In a nutshell, she's one great sister - and I think the whole world of her!

Kathy, you ROCK..

Love you tonzzzzz,
-me

4 comments:

THE TATTERED NEST said...

your sister sounds like a lot of fun! what a role model! my oldest sister's name is Kathleen also! they sound similar in many ways...

Anonymous said...

Everything you said about Kathy is true...and more. She is amazing! She practiced for the walk relay for weeks, really pushing herself on the various legs of the racecourse. The day of the race she took 3 minutes off each of the two race legs she walked...a total of 6 minutes faster than ever before. Like I said...she's AMAZING! Love, Betty

Pen Pen said...

whose older... you or your sister? lol

Brenda said...

that is great news. I just hope I look half as beautiful at that age. Oh yea I wanna still be walking too. lol