My sister Kathryn - who we called Candy - was born sixty four years ago today - December 14, 1952.
This is my favorite picture of her - the big smile, the energy.
No loss in my life matches this one. When Candy died two days after my mother in February 2015 she had long been diminished in health, the old buoyancy gone. She left behind Molly and Max, and her two grandchildren - Ella and Clare, named for our mother and her aunt Ella Curtis Steel to whom we were very close as kids and who baked great butter cookies. I hope she is enjoying one now.