My cousin, Susie, was born September 26, three months and one day before I was born. She was born in Missouri. I was born in Indiana.
Our first pictures of us together – Susie was 13 months old, and I was 10 months old – were taken with an 8mm camera at our grandma’s home in Missouri.
Our last pictures of us together – forty-eight years later – were taken with a digital camera at her home in Missouri on Memorial Day 2008.
I cherish all of the pictures taken of us in between.
Susie passed on July 3, 2008.