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September 2011: Legacy of the Sisters

Three sisters, each with the disease ... one remains to carry on their message

"I am proud of the example my sober sisters set, but I still miss them."

My two sisters died in 2009, both sober, within three weeks of each other. Cancer took one, and a progressive heart disease the other. I miss them very much.

When life hands you a lemon, you make lemonade. Well, the brew that stirs around in my head is both sweet and sour. Some days, I am angry at God for taking them. Other days, I know our Higher Power did not cause the cancer or heart disease. Even now, two years later, I tear up with thoughts of them and I count them as two of the many blessings in
my life.

Betty, the youngest of our three sisters, was the first to... Login to read more
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