Sisterly love

Happy birthday to Shelley, my FOF middle sister, who turned the big six-o yesterday. Like all FOF women, Shell is her own woman.

She’s been  ecstatically married to brother in-law Russ for almost 40 years, had a decades-long career as a dietician in the New York City school system, and has two loving sons, Brian, 35, and Adam, 32. Brian is married to Julianne.

Left to right: Heidi, birthday girl Shelley, and moi

Heidi, my youngest sister, and I took Shelley out to a celebration dinner with our husbands last night. Except for holidays, Heidi, Shelley and I are not often all together. We didn’t invite any of our children last night, because Russ thought it would be more special if the three sisters could focus on each other.

He was right. We had a memorable evening. Lots of laughs, lively conversation and love.

Shelley called this morning to tell me what a wonderful time she had and how much she loves the two Judith Ripka bracelets we gave her.

No question about it. I am a lucky woman to have two sisters. Two FOF sisters, no less.

I hope our parents, May and Sam, came to the party, too.

P.S.  I’d love to run a photo of you and your sisters on the blog.  Email one a caption to

0 Responses to “Sisterly love”

  1. Maravonda says:

    Oh Geri, what a blessing it must be to have sisters! You look diverse, and yet you obviously belong together, your faces just glow! You are an advertisement for an article titled “Why families should stick together and get along”. Life is too short! And yes, if I know anything, your parents were definitely there!

  2. Geri says:

    Hi Jody,

    Thank you. Can you send me a photo of you and your sisters? It would be fun to run a whole lot of photos of sisters on the blog.


  3. Couture Allure says:

    Sisters are one of life’s treasures. I have 4, all younger than moi. As of June, all but the baby will be Fab Over 50! You and your sisters look great, Geri!


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