Sorry Joey, I'm late again

Mum, me, Joey and Nana, 1961
That's me in the middle, holding my baby sister Joanne Frances Bruce. I was her big sister back then. Round about high school, she turned into my big sister. She was the confident one, stage manager of the school plays from grade 10 to graduation, the bossy one.

I loved my sister dearly, but it's a bit irksome being overshadowed by a younger sister.

I learned to deal with it. I would love to still be dealing with it but my sister is gone. Yesterday was her birthday.

Yeah, I'm late again, Joey.  Happy Belated Birthday.

Joey 2002