|Clarice and Rudolph (gifts of my sister), flanking a light-up, water and glitter-filled Santa|
My sister loved all the Christmas specials. The night before each one was scheduled to play on TV, she'd call and leave a message on the answering machine. "Ho, Ho, Ho, Rudolph's playing tomorrow on CBS at 8" and then she'd giggle gleefully.
I didn't realize my daughter missed Karen's calls like I do. And so, I'm going to do a mini-tribute to her here today.
|Karen (right) and I with our puppy, Freckles|
|My family on my college graduation day|
|Goofing off on the day Karen earned her Masters degree in Hospital Administration|
|Karen and my children; it was a mutual admiration society|
|Karen and I on her surprise 50th birthday dinner|