Seventy years ago + a coupla days, my mom and dad brought a new baby sister home and plunked her down in my bedroom.  We didn’t separate until I went off to college 16 years later. Today she hits a milestone birthday. Happy birthday, my sister and co-conspirator! You know my new mantra – Life Begins at 70 – and I mean it! With so many days in the rear view mirror, every new day is a thunderbolt.

Marguerite turns seventy - a milestone met today
Sue's in Selma thrifting her new house
Pic's become the grandfather of Nicholas the Fourth
And I am in retirement with my spouse.

We four siblings never thought of aging
Not for us the toothing of the long
Still those faces - matching smiles - continuing
Nick and Nickey's kids still going strong.