September 12, 2008

Sisters

"Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers."

~ Pam Brown


The Four C's: Chantele, Charmaine, Cherise, Cherelle circa 1973 (Mom was big on salt water sandals)


and the sister shot from 2 weeks ago: Grandma and the great-aunties



"Sisterhood is powerful." ~ Robin Morgan

22 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful picture..I always say this, "Nothing like family"..you can always be yourself around them..

Sarah McBride said...

thats a great family shot. I wish I could say I have pictures of me with my brothers, but the last family picture was 1983, Olan Mills with the library background.
sad isnt it??
we cant ever seem to all get together.

ChichiBoulie said...

wonderful! I have 3 sisters as well and everything in that quote is true!

Cicada Studio said...

I don't have a sister. I'm sure my life would be different if I had. How nice to see you altogether.

Lisa B. said...

I always wanted a sister...you girls look just beautiful!

willow said...

Awww...I love these beautiful pix!!! What a gorgeous group of ladies. Now I'm humming the song from "White Christmas"...sisters,
sisters....

nuvonova said...

How wonderful! I love before and after photos!

..and your names! Not only just C's, but CH's!

glimmering prize said...

Charmine! You have a beautiful family! What a joy!

jewelstreet said...

You guys look so beautiful. Such great family shots. Must be nice to have sisters at least most of the time. lol.

RainbowMom said...

Wow. I never had a sister or a brother. Always wanted one tho. The photos are beautiful! :)

tatsuko said...

Priceless pics! Adorable girls and lovely women - glad you have each other :)

* goes to call sister Pat, and email other sister Nancy...*

fly tie said...

love the idea of giving all the siblings names with the same first letter.what sweet photos. and sandals. :-D

T.Allen-Mercado said...

*Is misty eyed* What charming before and after photos. My siblings came to be after I'd left home-I missed out on all of the fun stuff! ;)

Karen from A`Musements said...

You must be really proud of your family when you look at how you and your sisters have risen to all of what life has had instore for you; good and not so happy. How beautiful you all are, and how sweet that you are there together; not always physically but always in thought, in heart, in spirit.... where it counts! Yep, "Sisterhood is powerful"....
xoxo
Karen

Mrs.French said...

you are so lucky to have so many sisters...makes me miss mine.

M.Kate said...

Dearest C, you are so lucky. I only have a younger brother whom I bickered and fought throughout our growing years. All of you have very unique names. Happy weekend :D

Fog and Thistle said...

I always love your Then & Now sister posts!

Hey Harriet said...

Beautiful photos! I wish I had a sister. I have a brother & I love him heaps but having a sister would be great also. I think the bond between sisters is different. Not better, or worse, but simply different. In a good way.

Cate Holst said...

Fabulous photos. Our family have no photos of any of us when we were young due to a flood damaging all of them. Precious memories!

littlebyRD said...

I love the picture of you all as little kids! Saltwater sandals - I loved those!!!

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Karine said...

Love the sister shots of then and now! Four girls! No brothers? We had three girls in my family. But now there are just two of us, and my Mom says she wishes she had had more children. Sisters rock.