Comin' home to a place she'd never been before...
(Okay, but seriously, folks... she was John Denver's biggest fan)
Cindy joined the family in the summer of 1961, and I believe she was the tiniest baby.
That musta been why it was so easy to fling her toward the ceiling from the top bunk...
when she was little anyway. We were roommates for a while as I recall.
I've never lived that down, smacking her noggin on the ceiling. Of all my sisters, Cindy was The Great Moralist. While big sister Tami lorded over me,
and baby sister Tracey reported my activities to the proper authorities, Cindy would simply
let me know in no uncertain terms when I was a disappointment to her. And even now,
whenever I feel even a minute twinge of guilt... well, okay, sometimes-but-not-always...
I think of her! She is renown for her stubbornness. She transformed this mere trait into a quality:
Amongst many other things, she took up horseback riding, and equestrian care. She owned three
different horses before she turned eighteen. It's a good thing she had such a hard head, too:
From the time she was three, she was also the undisputed master of taking head-first diggers! She married young, interrupting her college career to have her first two children, Jory & Samantha.
When the marriage failed, she took her kids with her to Texas A & M, and completed
a Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Biology. It was at A & M that she met her future husband, Glenn.
Cindy and the kids moved to Wyoming in 1992, and once again she was my roommate!
We shared a house for about six months...
and then she and Glenn got married! They moved to Pinedale, and then to Sybille Canyon, and,
wouldn't you know, those two stubborn newlyweds up and moved to Alaska, where they could do more
dogsledding, hunting, fishing, exploring, hunting, fishing... did I mention hunting? They have increased their family size to seven, with the additions of sons Seth, Caleb and Noah.
Now that they have lived in Tok, Galena, and most recently Fairbanks, I have to say I am pretty dang jealous. Here are some pictures of sister Cindy & her family...