Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rebuttal from my Sister...

My sister and me...

Now, before I allow my sister to take center stage with her rebuttal as many of you inquired about, please remember there are three, yes, THREE sides to every story: hers, mine and the RIGHT side! 
I just want to remind you of that before she begins speaking with such nonsense the experiences she believes you all should be aware of to make me out to be the 'bad' guy in our growing up years.

So without further ado, my loving favorite, oh yeah, only sister, Dawn Currier~

A rebuttal huh?....wow, where does one begin? To all Tracy's blog friends, I know Tracy has all of you believing she is quite innocent in her childhood escapades, but trust me she knew how to push buttons and was often the reason for so many issues that occured in our childhood. One is that of our rollers. You see, my hair was very thick and would curl well with those sponge rollers. I always knew that my hair would be just beautiful once those curlers were removed.

Tracy was always very jealous. Thus, you see the pic of her getting rollers put into her hair and having a very bitter face. This is because she knows that sitting there going through the trauma of me doing her hair was all for nothing because mine was going to turn out pretty and she was just "wasting her play time". Too bad for you Ms. Tracy!

...at the lake~

Has Tracy ever shared the time that we were working on the farm down the road? Our job was to lay straw down for the cows...WHILE the cows were in the pen I might add. Well, she had a huge holstein cow watching her do her job. She was very fearful because this cow kept staring at her. I had to "push" her in front of me just to keep her doing her work. Now I must tell you we were about 10-12 yrs. old so those cows were as much afraid of us as Tracy was of them. I, of course knew that, but all she wanted to do was stand in the pen with the cows surrounding us yelling for our brother to come and get us.

I tried to tell her we were ok, but NOOOOO she had to yell and scream. The cows were not the least bit threatened. Soon my brother and the Dr. who "hired" us, told us to get the heck out of the pen and forget it. So you see as innocent as Tracy may seem, she got me fired from my first paying job.
WE are the cute ones in the swim suits...

There also was the time that Tracy and I were up on Lake Erie at our cottage. Our dad took us to an uncle who also lived up there. We were so excited to go out on the pontoon boat since we hadn't been out for quite some time. As we were floating out on the lake (I am sure it was only a few hundred feet from land) about 10 miles the chain broke off the steering wheel.

Well, because Tracy and I were such fish as we were raised near the water all of our lives, we decided to hop in and swim while dad and our uncle fixed the problem with the steering. As Tracy jumped in and crawled out she bragged how nice the water was. Now realize, both of us lived in our bathing suits so we were all prepared for our unexpected swim. Tracy hollers, "come on Dawn, jump in."

Of course, doing what I was told I jumped in. Just as I made that jump, Tracy decided to crawl out and "sight" Jaws about 5 feet away from the boat toward my backside.

I screamed, "Get me out of here" as Tracy sang, "da da da da da da," you know the tune! I was so scared I could not find the strength to pull myself out of the water. All my mind could see was Jaws chewing my legs off of my body from under the water. In fact, I could swear the water was a red color. As I am screaming from total fright, Tracy stands on the pontoon boat laughing her head off!

Now, since you think she is such a sweet women, I can agree with you there, but as a child....she deserved everything she got! Tracy, just know that someday I will live close to you again and I will be there to GET YOU!

...and there you have it MY friends; and although Dawn can be pretty convincing,  you decide~

"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost."
~Marion C. Garretty

36 comments:

Happy Days said...

Oh my goodness, sisters can be such a pain in the neck. Perhaps you just wanted poor Tracy to get into trouble and maybe you deserved to be eaten by Jaws...lol It sounds like my sister and I. She was a year older. I was always in trouble - she was the perfect one or so I thought. She locked me in a toy box once and went out to play, leaving me in total darkness in a wooden footlocker toy box. Now I have closed in places. She got in trouble and I was glad....I think I'm on Tracy's side here...debbie

From the Kitchen said...

I will just say that I have two sisters so I can pretty much tell which one of you is telling the truth!! = )

Best,
Bonnie

Mamma has spoken said...

I don't have any sisters, just four older and one younger brothers. They were mean as heck to me. They say I was the mean one. I reply that IF I was mean it was because of them ;o)

texwisgirl said...

such cute little pranksters!!! :)

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

In my family, there's two sides to every story -- their side and my side, which is the truthful, right side of course! This is so cute! :)

Jim said...

Tracy, I can tell you two are very close. This was fun.

Tina said...

How cute..what great memories! (even if some of them were traumatic!)
I had an older and younger brother. I was the innocent girl..but my brothers knew better. And that's all I'm going to say about that! LOL

Daisy said...

I enjoyed this post. Nice to hear the other side--or another side, in any case. HA! I love the pictures. So much of this reminds me of growing up with my sister. :)

Kim said...

Oh this post is so much fun to read. I can only imagine how much fun you two have when you get together now. Now I'll have that Jaws music in my head all day. Lol

Peggy K said...

Had the same kind of craziness with my two sisters! Enjoyed reading about how you two get/got along.

Donnie said...

That was too funny. My brother and I could really get at each other better than anyone else.

Ginny said...

Well, we now finally get to hear the other side! And some very good and enlightening stories! I only wish I had a sister to share stories about growing up. I was an only child and always wanted a sister. Sisters fight with each other and for sure know how to push each others buttons, but they are always there for each other through the bad times and share a common background. Here's to BOTH of you, may you both remain each other's best friend!

Old Kitty said...

I had three older sisters (now 2 as Christina passed away a few years ago) and I can so relate!! I was the youngest and by jingo I was and will forever be innocent of all sisterly crimes!! :-)

Take care
x

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

That is hilarious!!
You guys must have had a blast growing up!!

Lin said...

I'm still stuck on the first photo and wondering what the heck you two are holding in your arms?

Pondside said...

I have two sisters and the quote at the end of your post is just too true. No one knows me the way that they do - and know them. I don't know what I'd do without my sisters.

Patty Ann said...

Isn't it great to be sisters!! There is nothing quite like it.

Arkansas Patti said...

I just love the "other" side. How clever and brave of you show us both.
Both with my brothers and my sisters, the ones I fought with the most as a child, I am closest to today. Go figure.

The Chair Speaks said...

Childhood stories are great and heart-warming.
Love your swimsuit!

As to your comment in my blog about making those boxes bigger for the kitties. It is actually 2 book/utility boxes of 3 shelves each. Other kitties fit in nicely but these 2 are fat! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awe SISTERS..... You gotta love 'em!!!!! Both of you are lucky to have each other. I so wish I had had a sister.... I just had two older brothers (one 20 yrs. older and one 12 yrs. older).. I was almost an 'only' child... I would have loved to have had a sister I could play with and tease and get mad at and just LOVE......

Thanks Dawn for your side of the story.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandra said...

Sooo funny! Love that the THREE sides were expressed!
Love the pic of you two in your pretty little dresses!

Simple "T" said...

Peace and LOVE gals Peace AND LOVE... I am staying out of this and backing away from the computer....heheheheh.

I have stories like this about my brother and I and I have photos to prove it.

You gals are silly.... giggle...

Mildred said...

How cute! I have an older sis and brother and we have similar stories. Wishing you a very happy day.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely post, it brought back some good memories for me.My baby sis was called, Miss Priss, and could never do anything wrong.

KathyA said...

Excellent 'rebuttal'. Sounds like the two of you had the world by the tail!

Dawn said...

hahahah...oh too fun:)
Your sibling line-up is just like mine...a sister and a brother.
You could write a book...the Sister Re-buttal book.

Marydon said...

Oh, lawdy! TOO cute! So reminds me of my 3 sisters & myself ... ugh!

Tracy, I want to TY so much for your sweet note re my hubby's serious illness ... it means a lot to me. We are not out of the woods yet & face another surgical procedure shortly. Your support I appreciate so.

Have a beautiful day~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Krista said...

This is awesome, such a fun read! It sounds like your childhood was fun of some great sibling hijinx!!!

I am a younger sister to an older brother... I pretty much spent most of my childhood in traction. LOL!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I never had a sister... older brother... thye have teacher totes and heavier ones... There cheap fun....

Dianne said...

I love where your expression is referred to as "her bitter face"
that's hilarious!!

what a delightful post
and the photos are so lovely

here's to sisters!!

LTM said...

hilarious, funny fun stuff! I always wished I had a sister... *sigh* What I DID have were those sponge curlers AND a fear of cows. *snort* great post~ <3

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

JAWS in Lake Erie? We were laughing, until our Mama told us that SHE was scared of man-o-wars in the lake up in Wisconsin... AND she was scared to take a bath for a while because she thought man-o-wars might be in the bath tub!!! Also she had a cousin up at the lake who told her that giant, people-eating fish called Megadeaths lived under the raft. So... sure Jaws in Lake Erie sounds perfectly reasonable!

Susan Fields said...

What a fun post! I'd never let one of my sister's write a post for my blog - I'd be too afraid of what they'd say! But since I was the youngest, it would probably be mostly about my whining and tagging along after them and their friends.

Tiggeriffic said...

I have a sister two years younger than I.. She is my only sister and I call her "My Favorite Sister".. I love her dearly.. I read all your posts since I have been gone from the blogging world for over a week, It perked up my day~! Thanks so much...
Our family used to camp near Lake Erie when I was a little girl.. such great memories.. Never had jaws chase after us thou... LOL
Have a Tiggeriffic Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa.

Pat Tillett said...

A great retort! I choose to believe that you are both right! It was probably a little of each. Four boys in my family growing up. Much craziness...

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey what a terrific story I so enjoyed reading about you and your sister. I can tell you two have such wonderful memories of your child hood. What a blessing that is but also it must of been a pain to with a sister. hahaha
I never knew I have four brothers.
Love ya
Maggie