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Brother's & Sister's Day

These are my bother's and sisters, some of them I have not seen since my fathers funeral. When we moved my father into a nursing home the last piece of glue keeping us together dissolved. We each had our own children & each of us concentrated on those children and drifted into different lives more or less forgetting each other.

It is strange to some of you I'm sure but other than our parents we had very little in common. We didn't hate each other as some families do but seeing each other reminded us of the things we were trying to go beyond. A drunken father, a distant mother and rampant sexual abuse by an uncle was what I saw when I saw them, I do not know if they saw the same.

I made a life for my children and me though not as good a one as I could have they tell me. It saddens me to think that this was 15 years ago. I have seen my baby sister many times and the middle one as well but neither of my brothers.

Strangely as sad as it makes me I really have little reason or interest in reconnecting with them I have my hands full with 8 grandchildren and a part-time husband.

Still, if your brothers and sisters are close to you celebrate with them today!

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