Carol Ann has always been one of the leaders in our family, leading mostly by example. She has raised three wonderful children: Candace, Corey and CJ(Claude Joseph). She is married to the love of her life Claude and most of the time they live in Trepassey.
The fourth born child of Albert and Joan Finlay was sweet from a young age, from birth I would say, though I can’t remember much about when I was four years old. As she grew a little older, she liked to make others happy. She held the record for making the most and best fudge of any sister anywhere. I could vouch for that! My family would vouch for that and back me up! She still does make the best chocolate fudge, bar none! So that is one meaning behind the “sweet” sister comment! She has definitely earned that after using up more sugar in my mother’s cupboard than anyone of us, for sure. It’s a good thing I’m not eating much of her fudge these days or I could say that my larger than average belly and hips are a product of her kindness!
Carol Ann had a health scare a few years back and suffered a lot recovering from the recommended treatments. Through it all she didn’t complain or give up. She was a real trooper! She was as brave as anyone I’ve ever known. I offered to go to the doctor with her, but she chose to do it on her own. Many people sent her Get Well cards, and I think she was overwhelmed with all the support. She is such an independent person, that she couldn’t see what all the fuss was about. I think she felt that she was going to get well, and there was no need for worry or panic.
Having seen her kindness and concern for people in the community of Trepassey and surrounding areas I know she is sweet in every sense of the word. She devoted many hours of her time to look after our father when he lived on Daniel’s Point, especially when he was sick. I believe she is the most like him, in her love for growing anything and looking after her garden. And so not to embarrass her futher, I will end by saying that to the present time she likes to help out in any way she can, to the betterment of her neighbours and community.
You might also call this piece a tribute to a wonderful sister, one I’m glad to live so close to! Now I have four more sisters to think and write about! I do get myself into a whole lot of trouble these days.
Thought for today:
If you have someone in your life who is a real sweetheart, tell him/her so today. Go one step further, and make a phone call, or bring a bouquet of flowers.
- Brown Sugar Fudge (mixitup.me)
- Recipe: Three Minute Three Ingredient Fudge (sweetnicks.com)
- Carol Damon: Sisters In Homelessness (dianebockdotcom.wordpress.com)
- Who is Sister Carol Keehan? (ncregister.com)
- Yes, I want fudge. (yesiwantcake.com)