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A Second Chance to Smile | by jimheid
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A Second Chance to Smile

My late sister Margie was born on July 4.

 

According to my mom, when Margie was born, my dad told his friends, "We have a firecracker—without a fuse."

 

One day, Margie took her little brother Jimmy into a photo booth. I remember the surprise of the flash going off in the first shot.

 

I remember getting a second chance to smile.

 

Originally posted in 2005. Brought to the front of my stream because today, March 29, 2009, marks eight years since she left us.

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Taken on July 3, 2005