The studio is located outside the beautiful town of Charlevoix, Michigan, about one mile from Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
My sister Janet died last week, unexpectedly, and I am missing her. This is a picture of her about 3 years ago with our daughters Carolyn, Rachel, and Becky. Her memorial service was Tuesday, and it was very touching how all of her children pulled together to do the service. I've never used so many tissues at a funeral, and I wasn't the only one. I think she would have laughed about how we were passing the Kleenex box around. It would have reminded her of a sad movie we went to years ago when we did that. She had such a great sense of humor, and I think I will miss that the most. Whenever we talked on the phone, we always ended up laughing about something that happened when we were younger.
Sisty was quite creative, and always made thoughtful gifts for her family. Her sister-in-law brought Annie Bear to the memorial. It was something she had received from Janet years ago, along with a couple dolls she made. I especially like the photo of Sisty, behind the bear. We certainly shared a love of Teddy bears!
It's been so long since I saw her children, and I don't know if I ever saw then all together, so it was nice to get a few photos. Here they all are with Poppop Windy (our dad).
We called each other Sisty, which is short for Sisty Ugler. We started that after hearing a funny story, where someone twisted the words to Cinderella around. The sisty uglers were the ugly stepsisters of Rellacinder.
I guess I could keep telling stories, but work will come early tomorrow. I need to get to bed. I miss you Sisty! Rest in peace.