My Sister’s Birthday Weekend

Jane would have turned 69 yesterday, June 12, 2022. I love this picture of her in Greece, 1964, with my mom in dad in the rear and her friend next to her. This photo captured my sister’s essence: sassy, tall, good looking. All that and a bag of chips.

Jane in a contemplative mood. My sister was a smart and troubled young lady. In retrospect I believe she struggled with mental illness all her life. She had a lot of bad luck due to illness. A dancer, she began having terrible leg cramps around age 17. Later diagnosed as Myasthenia Gravis, the damage had been done to her body and it kept progressing.

Jane towards the end of her life. She was incapacitated to a great degree but never lost her inner spirit and great love of people. She helped many of Paterson’s children in her work on the child study team and always called them “my kids”. My sister is greatly missed.

I did some art work this weekend but I’m not sure these are finished. My new larger table area has made it much more convenient for working.

Have a good week! Nina

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22 responses to “My Sister’s Birthday Weekend”

  1. msjadeli says :

    What a loving tribute post to Jane. She sounds and looks like someone I would have liked to know. Your art is intriguing and aesthetic as always, Nina.

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  2. JebusandAndrea says :

    Thank you for sharing. Our loved ones are always in our hearts. Your work is wonderful 🙂

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  3. ben Alexander says :

    A Beautiful Tribute, Nina. Thanks for sharing!



  4. Prior... says :

    Cheers to Jane and her perseverance until the end – and that photo of her is sassy and cool
    ☀️😎 –


  5. memadtwo says :

    Jane was such an advocate for your work. I think she would have come to appreciate the blog I especially like that middle photo of her. xxooK


  6. memadtwo says :

    She would be happy about the paintings I’ve done since 2020 (and rocks). I don’t know if she would have ever adapted to technology.


  7. Claudia McGill says :

    What a loving tribute. Thank you for sharing it.


  8. neil reid says :

    It is nice, you remembering your sister this way. I am glad for you. Love


  9. robbiesinspiration says :

    Hi Nina, I am sorry to learn about your sister’s illness, but she made the best of her life from what you’ve said here.


  10. SelmaMartin says :

    I’m glad you got a lovely sister like that. Lucky. And I’m sure she was lucky to have you too. Your well wishes and lovely heart whispers reach her. I bless you and happy birthday. lovely post. thanks.


  11. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Sorry for your loss, Nina. You gave her a wonderful tribute.


  12. Jewish Young Professional "JYP" says :

    This is a beautiful tribute to your sister. ❤️


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