My Sister

Now this has the potential to be a sad tale so, as the Beatles once said, ‘Take a sad song and make it better.’  My sister died last Sunday, now that is sad, but I feel like celebrating her life and rightly or wrongly I’m doing it here on WordPress.

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Me on the right and her on the left. Centre is my other sister

You see she drove me to the edge of insanity sometimes, not in a bad way, in a mischievous way, but let’s start at the beginning. I was born when she was eleven and I cried, I mean I cried a lot. When dear older sister offered to take me out in my pram there was relief from everyone. They of course didn’t realise she was going across a ploughed field. Everything was going great bouncing across the field until, with no warning, I  bounced out of my pram onto my head, she thought I was probably dead and decided to say ‘nowt.’ I slept for the rest of the day and most of the night and she was congratulated for achieving what no one else appeared capable of.

As I grew she liked to wrestle with me. I never won. She was eighteen and I was seven. Her grand finale was to kneel on my shoulders and lick me all over my face. Later in life, once when I had been naughty she stripped me naked and locked me outside the house. When she left home to be a nurse and I was relieved of the torment I cried all the way back from the railway station.

Eventually she married a soldier and lived in Malta and Germany before  returning home for a while. Then she went to live in Spain as an expat for seven years and had a jolly time, so did I on the times that I visited. As we grew older we debated, the rest of the family called it arguing. It seemed, just like Winston Churchill, she had an opinion on everything. Sadly there were no real facts to back up her theories, but she still argued them. I realise now that it was just mischief. But, we were alike in many ways. She would argue that David Beckham was a rubbish footballer I would argue that Cliff Richards was a terrible singer. She started writing, I started writing, she loved to travel, I love to travel. She was a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I couldn’t compete with that 🙂



So, after sixty years of driving me mad, you’re gone, to a better place, I hope Sis and maybe we’ll meet again one day and carry on the debate xx

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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60 Responses to My Sister

  1. Egyptian says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss, A lovely tribute to your Sister.

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  2. Suze says:

    what a nice tribute to a beloved sister. I am sorry for your loss.

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  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute to your sister.

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  4. JGomez says:

    I am sorry for your lost. Sister love is a blessing. May peace be with you and you family. Beautiful tribute to your Sister.

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  5. Thanks for sharing stories of your sister and your relationship. She sounds like a lively and warm woman who lived life fully. Hope happy memories are softening the sorrow of loss.

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  6. itsmylife126 says:

    Sorry for your loss but great way to remember her memories. Great tribute.

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  7. I wish I could have known her. You shared a beautiful memory. Thank you

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  8. GP Cox says:

    She will live on in your memories. It’s good you celebrate her life. The world has lost a beautiful smile.

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  9. Sorry for you loss, she was right Beckham is a rubbish football player :-p

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  10. Carolyn Page says:

    Wonderful memories, Charlie; mischief can be such fun!

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  11. Beautiful — so sorry for your loss. Words escape me.

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  12. englepip says:

    Losing a sibling is such a hard thing. My sympathies.How lovely that you have taken time to remember the good times.

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  13. newsferret says:

    Sad news, but happy memories.

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  14. Gene Molloy says:

    I am only now catching up on my blog reading. My condolences CCB. May your lovely sister rest in peace.

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  15. Sorry to hear of your loss Charlie. There was a big difference in age but a lot of love seemingly filled the gap! Memories are really priceless treasures! This was a beautiful tribute to your sister indeed!

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  16. inaloveworld says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tribute to your sister!

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  17. chungwipff says:

    A beautiful tribute to your sister. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Sorry to hear the news, even if I am a bit slow. Sisters can be very perceptive – Beckham was brilliant at marketing. 🙂

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  19. marisselee says:

    This made me smile. I have a very good relationship with my older brother but I would agree that sisters can be real pain in the neck that I wonder sometimes if he thought I was the devil-incarnate when we were younger. Lol!

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  20. cdrslan says:

    A beautiful tribute to a full life.

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  21. K E Garland says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, but this is a wonderful tribute to her. I hope you’re at peace as much as you can be.

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  22. Beautifully written. You did your sister proud.

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  23. I am so sorry about your loss. Losing a sister is definitely beyond difficult. Praying for you. Remember she is in an amazing place now surrounded by God’s love. ❤

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  24. sunshinysa says:

    Im cant release my loved ones who passed. I hold on. I can feel them with me. I talk to them and often i fee my beloved aunt with me. There is no timeframe for grief.
    Sadness prevails. Celebrate her. Remember her as you do here.
    Im sure she is looking dow on you.

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  25. How funny that I should write a post on loss, and then come across your lovely tribute to your sister, Charlie? I feel sure you will meet again.

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  26. lbeth1950 says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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  27. I love all your old photos 😍

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  28. Beautiful writings!! Loved your blog !!

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