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.