Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ilene!

My sister Ilene was born when I was a teenager. I left home before we really had a chance to get acquainted. Thankfully, our adult lives allowed us to connect. She retired this past June from her career as home economics teacher and drama instructor. She packed her stuff and moved to New Jersey to be near her children.
Upper left: Three graduates. Upper right: Her daughter and grandson.
Lower left: Christmas with parents, siblings, nieces a long time ago.
Center right: The Birthday Girl. Lower right: Her son.
Centerpiece: A youger Ilene, above and below her, those who live with her.
Happy Birthday, Ilene
We love you.


Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Ilene!! We are wishing you a happy day. :)

(Sidenote: So does she??? "I LEAN"--get it?? Get it???!) Sigh. I know it's bad.

Vee said...

Like the pics! My favorite picture of Ilene is her one-year-old studio picture. She was wearing a bonnet that matched her dress.

vanilla said...

Lin-- Thx for greeting. (Sdnt: we know you couldn't help yourself.)

Vee-- I remember that picture. Don't know why I didn't think to look for it. (I also like the snap where she is sitting on Dad's hand-- near the ceiling.)