Sibling Day 2014

For 2014, we headed to the capital of our state, Jefferson City, MO. We decided to wear one of our previously made Sibling Day t-shirts. I mean, really, we wear them once a year. How many Sibling Day t-shirts can one person have?

Of course, the first thing we did was tour the capital and view all the artifacts on display. The building is just gorgeous, as are all old buildings that are built with such character and detail. I'm always amazed how much I learn--things that I think I should have learned in school, but... what can I say?

We then did our usual shopping at the local stores, had a bite to eat at a local sandwich shop. We wanted to tour the old prison, however, time didn't allow as the next tour was in the evening. But I heard it was worth seeing, if you're into that kind of thing.

Naturally, a Sibling Day is not complete without ice cream involved, and Jefferson City has a great ice cream place so we were all over that!

Where We've Been on Sibling Day

When we started this blog, I think we began in 2009 or, well, I don't know exactly.  I'm going to post what we all can remember from our past 20 years of Sibling Days. We may need to make some corrections along the way. I'm also not sure when we started taking pictures, but... that too may get updated as we come across any photos. Sibling Day began, if we haven't shared this yet, was when Suzanne, the oldest, invited the rest of us to a St. Louis Cardinals ballgame. We all had so much fun together--just the four of us--that we declared once a year, every year, we would get together making this our office Sibling Day. If there is something that sparks our memory at any of these events, we'll log them in a separate blog post.

1.  1995 Ballgame
2.  1996 – Alton, IL antiquing
3.  1997 – Washington, MO or Kirkwood, MO ???
4.  September 17, 1998 - Museum of Transport
5.  September 17, 1999 - Train to Springfield, IL
6.  March 31, 2000 - Cahokia Mounds
7.  Friday, August 17, 2001 - Pontoon Boat
8.  July 28, 2002 - Quincy
9.  June 30, 2003 - Forest Park
10. Friday, July 23, 2004 - Old Town Florissant
11. Thursday, August 18, 2005 - Missouri State Fair in Sedalia
12. Thursday, August 17, 2006 - Ballgame, Old Courthouse
13. Saturday, November 10, 2007 - Hannibal
14. Saturday, August 23, 2008 - Main Street St. Charles (My 60th surprise bday party)
15. Friday, August 11, 2009 - Nauvoo and Keokuk
16. Saturday, August 6, 2010 - Clarksville
17. Saturday, July 16, 2001 - Visit George & Rosemary; Eureka/Pacific
18. Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Shelbina, Benjamin House
19. Saturday, August 10, 2013 – Hermann
20. 2014 – Jefferson City, MO

Sibling Day 2013

From left to right:
Suzanne, Warren, Lynn, Ruth

Due to flooding, we weren't sure if the four of us siblings were going to be able to go to our destination on Saturday, August 10, 2013 to Hermann, MO. We had a back-up plan, but found out the town was not underwater, so away we went.

Once we arrived, Warren presented us with Tshirts for this event, like the Dr. Seuss Thing One, Thing Two - well, we added Thing Three and Thing Four.

We toured the town, had lunch of German sausage. We ventured to a wine garden to take in the view.

As always, we had a good time, had ice cream and then Warren had to head back home early so that his family could celebrate his birthday with him! And since I'm writing this almost two years later, the details are a bit foggy.