Big Sis / Little Sis

Been a funny kind of day. Not feeling much like prose, or poetry for that matter. Pictures? I’ve always got a few of those for you.

I was 14 when my baby sister, Sarah, was born. For the next five years we would share a bedroom and I would be her main caregiver when my parents were away working. Then I was gone at 19, out into the big wide world, and out of her world.

Sare & Bex

Fast forward several years, our family is gathered together for Thanksgiving at home with little Sarah on the right, then brother Chuck, then yours truly… a teenager still.

Family Thanksgiving dinner in Marblehead with Nana, Auntie Margaret, Daddy, Bex, Chuck, and Sarah

Not sure of the exact year, but I can usually tell when a photo was taken by the outfit I am wearing in the photo! I remember this dress of mine and I loved that dress. So I think it was taken at around the age of 19 – Sarah must have been around 5:


At 20 I moved down to the D.C. Area, Bill came home from Viet Nam, we got engaged, and at my first wedding Sarah, our flower girl, was 8:

Sandy, Nana Washburn, Bill, Rebecca, and Sarah

Years later, once I’d moved back to this area and gotten divorced, here we are again, sisters visiting our brother’s home for a holiday:

Sare & Bex

Another decade goes by, or so, and here we are again, at my second wedding where she was my maid of honor:

From left: David Henrick, Sarah Lothrop, Aimee Lothrop, Chuck Lothrop, me greeting wedding guests, Ruth Sinclair, and Marcy Rose Dion

Later, another family gathering for a holiday, by now you can spot us – Sarah on the left and me on the right next to Paul.

David, Sarah, DJ, Amanda, Toni, Rosina, Chuck, Paul, Aimee, Katie, and Bex

Sarah and me. A trip down memory lane.



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6 Responses to Big Sis / Little Sis

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    I’m fixated on the picture of you in the red dress with Sarah, and the white Christmas tree behind you. In that picture she looks almost exactly like my cousin Tammy did when she was that age! They could be mirror images.


  2. Reenie says:

    *laughing* at Bonnie’s comment. Bex, I LOVED this post so much. As I get older and years fly by at warp speed, I look a albums and often wonder, “Was that me? Is this my life? No, it must’ve been someone else.” This is all because it doesn’t seem possible that so many years have come and gone, and that so many memories have accumulated. Again, thanks for sharing. xoxo


  3. mz. em says:

    Loved seeing your family photos. You had quite a family.


  4. Bonnie says:

    I’m still looking at the mini wedding dress. 🙂


  5. Rhubarb says:

    Nice! Enjoyed meeting your siblings and you!


  6. Lovely photos and sentiment Bex!


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