Friday

Remember?

Remember that time we went to an magic island in Canada and all of the people were polite and the food was delicious and it was generally pretty sweet? No? I don't blame you, because we never put up any pictures of it, even though I have literally thousands of them. Here. These are for you:

Remember how we were all upset that morning but not with each other so it was actually alright? Remember deciding to have an absolutely perfect day just out of spite? Remember how much better that made everything?


Remember when we saw lettuces and tiny baby radishes still in the ground and met the future King and Queen of England and then Prince William was all like -- "get your hand off of my wife's boob" and we were all like "no because actually you're a cardboard cutout and can't talk to us or tell us what to do" and his expression didn't even change even though that was a super rude thing for us to say?

Remember how we sat in all those places next to each other because we were wearing coordinating clothes and wanted everyone to see how cute we looked together but we never actually got a good picture of all five of us and I tried to hang my camera on a tree to use the self-timer but instead it fell off and almost broke? Remember how everybody's name was Will?

Remember when we drove into town and Charity asked to street-preform with that boy who was handsome but only because he could play the piano so well and wore plaid and was polite. Remember when he said yes because it would have been rude not to and was so happy and surprised when Charity actually opened her mouth and sang like she does? Remember when we all sang along?


Remember when we ordered oysters on the half-shell and I ate one even though I usually don't and you told me it would taste like a salty kiss from the sea? Remember when I told you you were right about the oyster, but I still didn't like it?


Remember when we found the hat with red braids and we all pretended to be Anne of Green Gables? Remember how Momo bought Hettie one and whenever she wore it she'd become courteous and kind but also a little fiery and only answered to the name Anne? Remember the deep-sea diving shack that also sold the best lobster rolls you've ever tasted and pretty excellent salads too? Remember getting annoyed at all sorts of things that may or may not have mattered but still having a beautiful time?


Remember saying we wanted to walk back to the house but only because we didn't want to go in the car and didn't understand how far it was? Remember trying not to squash the tiny frogs as they hopped across the sidewalk? Remember being scared when we heard sounds coming from the forest and it getting so dark none of us could see and using Liberty's phone as a flashlight and all thinking to ourselves if a kidnapper or a rapist or a wild animal came out from the trees I'd stay and fight it so the rest of you could run away and get help and be safe?




Remember getting back just fine and seeing them read to the babies in the main room? Remember knocking on the window and then hiding just to scare them and then almost deciding to go skinny-dipping? Remember all the stars?

12 comments:

  1. Oh, I just love this. When I see the five of you together it makes me really wish I had even one sister...or even one daughter...

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    1. I will be your sister!

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    2. I claim you both!! And - your sons can each have one of my girls to make it official. Xxoo

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    3. huzzah. Fionn is the only one left that needs his marriage arranged - this will be perfect!

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  2. Can we please do this again soon?!? With a few changes... ;)

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    1. It was The Best Ever. Charity made it happen. Yet another reason she is my hero lady.

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  3. Charity needs to release a single of that, like right now. Like a modern Judy Garland.

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  4. I especially love the video of Charity performing. She was perfect. And the pianist reminded me of my dadAnd I just really liked that.

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  5. linda20.4.14

    Amazing and beautiful photos, every single one of them! (as well as the text!) !! I will look at this again and again.
    And I agree, Charity should release an eclectic cd including this piece! That performance was pure happiness - and sunshine of course!
    You might also remember, your trip inspired me to see Anne of Green Gables for the first time.

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  6. So Jealous you got to go to here....

    I may have a *slight* Anne-girl problem.

    Liberty...why did this not come up last night?!?!?!

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  7. loved everything about this. such a wonderful trip and what a way to remember it!

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  8. Anonymous23.4.14

    Absolutely the most outstanding vacation ever! Love, love, love it!

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