07 January 2019

Big news of the year

I can't remember if I wrote a post about finding my birth family but I found my "father's SIDE" about three years ago. There were so many illegitimate children, I am probably the child of one of them. I am not the daughter of any of the "known men" of the Henderson family.

After a strange and circuitous journey, I found my mother's side of the family. My mother had died a few years before as did an older brother but I still have a half sister, Susan, and a half-brother, Arlan.
Here we all are celebrating "Mother's Day". It was very apropos.



So the BIG news is that Susan is moving in with me next week. She is packing a Penske truck in Indiana and will arrive here the day after Christmas. She will move into my fabulous upstairs studio. When I first met her, her Facebook photos were of all the quilts she had made. Nuf said. You read a few posts ago about her visit and we decided we wanted to spend as much time as we had left being together and playing. She is still trucking for the time being but may start working in personal care after a while. She was a nurse for over 30 years and was tired of that so she starting trucking. It's a dangerous and lonely life on the road so hopefully she will finding something here in Maine she will enjoy. She is quite a bit younger than me so she is not ready for retirement yet.

So you can count on all kinds of textile high jinks in the future. Life gets better and better.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, boy! Sounds like second childhood is coming, and hoping you have fun times ahead!

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    1. We are and we get along remarkably well!!

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  2. It looks like you had a blast with your sister! I hope having her move in turns out to be a wonderful experience.

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  3. WOW!!!!!!! Yeehaw!!! The Quilt Sisters!

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    1. We are and she already made a quilt top.

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  4. To have found your sister, to share interests, and then get to live together--so great!!

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    1. It really is. She just went back to work and now I miss her!! Hopefully she will be home weekends.

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