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Monday, February 23, 2009

The Three of Us





 


This Christmas I framed this photo as a gift for my sisters.
It was taken of my two sisters and myself when we were three, four, and five years old. I am on the left, the oldest, my baby sister Jane is in the center, and my sister Joan is on the right. We were so close in age we were practically triplets! Surprisingly I remember the day this photo was taken. It was an autumn afternoon in South Carolina. Just five months earlier our family had returned from Cuba where our parents had been missionaries.........forced home by Castro's revolutionary activities there. This little white house was a rental that we lived in until the following spring when we moved to Laurens, a small nearby town where my Dad took over the pastorate of a church . I have so many good memories of the times spent in this little house.....memories of playing on this front porch.......after all when you're three, four, and five there's so much to do and so many things to play.


I love you Joan. I love you Jane. I've always been glad there were the three of us.




* I simply wrote the quote onto the picture using Photoshop Elements.  However, for those who don't have Photoshop there is a free download at Piknik where you can edit your photos.....I've never used it myself but I hear that it is excellent.

17 comments:

Becca said...

Awww....makes me miss my sisters!
Becca

Tomarie said...

What a sweet pic and story!! :-) Laura

ellen b said...

Wow what a precious photo that is! I bet your sisters really appreciated the framed gift you gave them! So sweet!!

Sherri S said...

What a neat photo! I am the oldest of 3 girls too.

Chandy said...

That's a great choice for today! I love it! I am the oldest of two girls, but I did have a stepsister.

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Christina said...

OMG ! I grew up in Abbeville, South Carolina, not that far from Laurens! That area is a wonderful place to grow up,isn't it? Loved your picture. Loved your post!

Cass said...

What a sweet photo, and a great story, too. And a lovely, thoughtful gift for your lucky sisters!
Cass

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

That is a fabulous picture and I just have to say how incredibly cute you all look! I love the saddle shoes!

YayaOrchid said...

Oh, what a sweet post Elaine!! You know I love those old b&w pics, and in fact yours reminds me of some of me and my family when I was little. You gave me an idea for a post. You are so inspirational!

char72 said...

This is so precious. I am an only child and always wished for a brother or sister. You are so blessed to have two lovely sisters and great memories. I love the picture. What a nice gift for your sister,
Charlotte

Susan said...

Wonderful picture Elaine!
Happy Three or More Thursday!

Susan

Lorrie said...

Hi Elaine, this is my first visit to your blog. What a sweet picture this is of you and your sisters. I loved hearing the story of the time you spent in the house where the picture was taken. Sisters are definitely special!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Aww, what a precious post and photo for 'Three Or More' Tuesday. You are truly blessed with having two sisters. I'm an only child and always wanted siblings.
Thank you for particiapting and have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Tracy said...

What a great photo! I never had a sister, sadly, but have 3 daughters and they are great friends.

Eve said...

What a great photo and memories to go along with it! I am stopping by from SITS to say "HI" :)

Connie said...

Elaine!!!!! My sweet cherub, thank YOU for leaving "those" sweet comments!! I just approved both of them, no matter. But I loved reading your blog also, honey. Looks like you live in the southwest or maybe San Diego. We lived there for several years. Then moved to northern Calif. and now over to Idaho and shall DIE here. No more moving for this chick.

It's so nice to meet you and I'm adding you to my Google Reader and that's how I keep track of everyone. Just don't forget to come over and giggle with me......and sometimes cry, chickee. I doubt that you'll be sorry!

xoxo,
Connie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I have three grown daughters and very similar pictures of them when they were little. I miss that time, but of course, having three grown daughter is lots of fun too.
My own sister is no longer on this earth, so having my three girls is a real comfort.