May 7, 2020

May 7th ~It's My Sisters Birthday

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get 
rid of. A sister is both your mirror and your opposite...

What makes today special?  My sister Nina was born, 
and before you knew it we became best friends.  We are 
one year apart, and I know that no matter where in the world
 we are, she and I will always  have a special connection.

Many many years ago she and I shared an apartment
 in New York.  The first time ever we had left home, 
and the safety of our parents' protection.  We were 
ready for a big adventure, and adventure we had.

We graduated high school in Puerto Rico, and as
 our graduation present we went on a cruise together
 with our graduating class.  It was an amazing time.  
The ship was called the Carla C.  Pictured below.

We embarked on a seven-night cruise from San Juan, 
Puerto Rico calling at St. Thomas, Martinique, Venezuela,
 Curacao and Grenada.We had the best of times. 

Below is our waiter Juan.  He was super nice and
 catered to everything we wanted.  We all flirted with him
 and he corresponded.  Was a very fun time in our lives.

 To this day my sister loves to cruise.  Me not that 
much anymore.  Probably because Arvid complained
 so much when we went on a cruise.  Not worth it.

The above picture is blurry, but it's Nina and
 I and some of our classmates.  Taken in Martinique, 
one of our stops during our graduation cruise.

Another beautiful day here.  Yesterday morning our 
home phone rang at 7:30 in the morning.  The caller was 
from Sweden.  Arvid ran out of bed.  Grabbed the phone.  
Yelled at the person calling, then hung up.  He told the man
 to NEVER call him this early.  That's Arvid in a nut shell.

Hello world.  Stay safe and be patient.  Better days are coming.
  Happy Birthday to my sister Nina.  I love you very much.

The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.