I am so grateful for the gospel, and for the sacrifice of the son,
so that we might have resurrection and be assured of our place beyond the veil.
from the Journal of Elaine Murry [February 16. 1980]

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Sisters, My Friends

[written by Teresa]

They all grew up in Logandale, but little did they know,
What the world would bring to them, or where they would all go.
Playtimes became shorter and naptime was all gone,
The Murry girls had all grown up, it was now time to move on.

Sheila was the first to come, and so the first to go,
Now with 4 kids she has learned how quickly they can grow.
When Sheila laughs-you will laugh too, her smile lights the day,
To make one smile, Sheila's best, you know she'll find a way.

Lisa came next as 2 of 7, but know one knew back then,
She wanted 12, kids that is, but didn't know quite when.
Lisa knows a lot of things, she always knows what's best,
5 kids keep her on her toes, that girl could use a rest.

Debra is the 3rd you see, and defiantly not last
3 kids, a job, and Michael too, boy, time sure flies by fast.
Debra, she is always there to tell you problems to,
She has a shoulder meant just for tears, when you are feeling blue.

Angela, she's #4 and always has a ball
Even with three boys and a girl on the way, she is loved by all.
She listens and she'll make you laugh, the first to place a dare,
But deep inside her laughter, I know that she does care.

Teresa, that's me as #5, I love you all out there,
For each of you I'd give my life, that's how much I care
My 6 sisters, all my friends, the ones that make you smile
It is for you I wrote this poem, you make my life worth while.

Carma is 6, in line that is, with a little boy who's 1
He laughs so hard and squints his eyes, he has so much fun.
Carma cares for everyone, a peacemaker, a friend,
She's always standing by your side, she's with you till the end.

Karena is the baby, last but not least, I know,
She always tries to find a way to help her spirit grow.
To Texas she will go, real soon, the last to leave the nest,
With this I say, Good luck, dear friend, may you strive to do your best.

We share a bond as sisters, unlike any other,
There's more to being sisters, as you know, than having the same mother.
All these things I say are true, my love it never ends.
For each and every one of you, My Sisters... My Friends.

[This poem was written 'many moons ago'... so here is a quick update. Lisa lives in Valley View, TX with her hubby Nick and 7 kids. Debra lives in Overton, NV with her 3 kids (Michael passed away May 2003) Angela lives in Overton, NV with her hubby Dave and 5 kids. Teresa lives in Austin, TX with Austin her pug. Carma lives in Issaquah, WA with her hubby Jared and 3 kids. Karena lives in Danville, IL with her hubby David & 3 little girls.]

1 comment:

Karena said...

Thanks for sharing that Tess, I had forgotten all about it! I LOVE YOU!!

All about me... in my own words [contributor: Teresa Murry]

Where were you born? 'I was born in LaVerkin, Utah.'
What was your first job? 'It was a bank job--book-keeper at First National--Later I became a teller, even when I was pregnant with Sheila.'
What was your education? 'No college.'
What was your most frightening moment? 'When I was sixteen I almost hit a guy and your Grandma was scared.'
What is your favorite holiday and why? 'Easter. Potato salad and ham.'
What is your favorite music? 'Hymnals. When I was challenged with my 1977 cancer I packed a hymnal to the hospital and there I would sing from it's pages. My roommate would ask for more, more.'
What were your childhood chores? 'I had Loris do them all. I always did less than more.'
What do you miss the most about your Mother? 'The way she smelled- Coty powder was probably the reason. She would always powder her face.'
What tradition do you carry on from your Mother? 'Potato Salad. if my Mother made it, it would be good. I was a fussy eater when I was 5 to 6 years old. I hated to eat when I was little, so bad that I would throw up.'
What is your favorite dish to make? 'Potato Salad.'
What are your memories of your Mother? Mother cut everything exactly so.'
Did you have a pet as a child? 'No. My boyfriend gave me a dog when I was fourteen and i gave it to Judy. She named it Curly. She took it to save it's hairy life. We had a family of kittens in the laundry room, they wouldn't sell so we got rid of them.'
Where was your home as a child? 'It was the Lewis street home. I shared the garage with Loris.'
Did you have any boyfriends before Harris? 'No more than a hundred.'
Who was your first boyfriend? 'Ralph Adams.'
Who and when was your first kiss? 'I don't recall. I was very bold. I kissed everyone goodnight. I had a very ugly friend Eldon Clothier-I was Eldon's first kiss.'
When was your first kiss with Harris? 'November 20, 1958 at the Huntridge Theater & mt. Charleston.'
What is your favorite weather? 'I don't enjoy the summer. Winter is my favorite for mild, nice times.'
What is your favorite smell? 'Rain on the desert. Sagebrush.'
What is your favorite 'Murry Tradition'? 'The Christmas prayer chart made by Grandma.'
Why don't you like to swim? 'I fell off Grandpa's shoulders as a child and I have a fear of water. I don't like swimming.'
How did the cow tradition come about? 'At the first sisters reunion. Janice always kept the tradition of course.'

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