Because Louise was born in July, and the days tend to be very warm, I thought it would be appropriate to post a winter picture of her. Love this photo - I suspect we all know right where she was standing (approximately) when this was taken on South Church Street in Penrose.
I remember how I wanted to be like her - pretty and smart. And I remember how Dad would call her "Louisie Babe" - at least in my memory. And the year she taught school in Powell was the same year I was in 3rd grade, so I felt very important - and at the same time very sad that I couldn't have her for my teacher, to say nothing of being in the same building where she was teaching. Life has been very good to us as sisters - I continue to learn from Louise, and to admire her determination to find happy and good things in each new day. When the day comes that I call her and ask "how are you" and she says something like, "miserable, life stinks, I can't keep doing this, etc." I will know it must be the worst of days!
Happy Birthday to a wonderful sister. May this next year be a wonderful one for you.