As I do every year, on June 1st, I take an opportunity to wish my sole sister a happy birthday. Growing up in a house with four brothers, she was a tough tomboy... she still has those tendencies, though she has mellowed a bit. My sister and I are Irish twins, and every year, when we overlapped in age, we were a pain-in-the-ass to be around. Thankfully, our annual snappiness ended when my birthday rolled around, and the family breathed a collective sigh of relief.
My sister and her family are currently living in the L.A. metro area. One of these days, I'll have to return to California after a two-decade absence. I'll make sure to get the word out, I know people out there.