Family: Part III

Little Sis


My youngest sister is an anomaly in our family: she is a blond bombshell.  I didn’t meet her until she was 16. One night, she asked me to help with her geometry homework. I was excited to get the chance to act like a real big sister! But the geometry problems seemed to be written in Chinese. I was horrified that anyone was expected to understand that shit. I tried finding a tutorial online but it was way beyond my limited Girlie Brain.

When our dad’s health declined, I slept at his house and got to know my sister better. I already knew that our dad had won custody of her after  years of neglect and abuse by her mother. Being raised by a father in his 80’s must have been hard for her.

She told me abut the time her older sister, who I will call “Tennis,” read her diary when she was 14 and snitched to our dad. This caused a huge commotion, after which Tennis convinced our dad to put his daughter in a foster home.

Eventually, our dad changed his mind and let my little sister come home. When he was dying, she tenderly manicured his nails. He had always liked a good manicure, even a hundred years ago when I was a kid.

Now that our dad is gone, my little sister is on her own. Tennis and their brother, the Weightlifter, keep their distance from her. They don’t like responsibility.

I’m glad I had a chance to briefly bond with her. I think she’s a “survivor,” like I am apparently, often to my dismay. I hope so.

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19 Responses to Family: Part III

  1. I know that’s a terrible story about your little sister but, vacant headed as I am, all I can think is that she has such ridiculously beautiful hair.

  2. Sister Wolf says:

    Madame Restora – Yep, she is more beautiful in real life, a young Britney Spears, I always thought.

  3. D.R. says:

    Sweet young thing….just like her sister (as in “sister wolf”). Please don’t lose contact with her.

  4. Andra says:

    She has an “impish smile”. You are two very beautiful ladies – it’s great to have a sister.

  5. Kellie says:

    I am happy to hear that you have a non-turd sister.
    The other one is absolutely a piece of crap. I have an easy time believing she stuck the knife in the fairy princess sister.
    Jealousy is a terrible thing.
    Does Tennis know she is going to hell?


  6. Sister Wolf says:

    Kellie – Not yet, but it’s a done deal!

  7. Hammie says:

    Tennis sounds like a psychopath.

  8. Sister Wolf says:

    Hammie – Please never leave me, Hammie.

  9. Cricket9 says:

    Ugh, Tennis and Weightlifter. She’ll be better off not having much of these two around!

  10. Marky says:

    Do they play tennis in Oxnard? What about in Hell?

  11. Ali says:

    She’s beautiful.

  12. Aja says:

    I love your family stories. You tell them so well even when they are kind of rough.

  13. kate says:

    poor briteny deserved so much better than all that… but tennis is like a force of nature. like a sinkhole.

  14. Cat says:

    I’m a bit confused, though- you say she is on her own and that you briefly bonded with her. Can’t you have a relationship with her now?

  15. Sister Wolf says:

    Cat – Yes, but it’s limited by distance and by her lifestyle. She knows I am here for her if she needs me.

  16. Rainbo says:

    I love that you call one sister Clinique and one Tennis. I have two sisters, and only get along with one. My “Tennis” is “Rabid Badger” and I think she handled my parent’s estate similarly to the way Tennis is. I am having such a great time reading your posts. I can totally relate.

  17. Sister Wolf says:

    Rainbo – I hope that Rabid Badger will live to regret it.

  18. Cat says:

    Ah, fair enough.

    Tennis and Clinique sound horrid.

  19. Paul Chardin says:

    Tennis Clinique sounds like a Williams sisters dad solution. Thx for the glog. I had a bad week of toilet humour, a man kicking door and saying get out motherfucker to reveal his sexual organs to me followed by a Japanese punk rock drummer doing the same thing to the tune of straight to hell. Discovering your blog has reopened the index of possibilities. I got a horse whisperer couch surfing with me next week – verbs nouns random that’s what I like about yer blog.

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