Humor for a Sister's Heart: Stories, Quips, and Quotes to Lift the Heart [NOOK Book]

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Celebrate the Bond of Sisterhood

When it comes to sisters, there's plenty to laugh about -- and this joyful book is filled with humorous stories about the special relationship that sisters share.

Sisters share secrets, sorrows, success, and sometimes silliness. It's ...
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Humor for a Sister's Heart: Stories, Quips, and Quotes to Lift the Heart

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Overview


Celebrate the Bond of Sisterhood

When it comes to sisters, there's plenty to laugh about -- and this joyful book is filled with humorous stories about the special relationship that sisters share.

Sisters share secrets, sorrows, success, and sometimes silliness. It's this sense of sharing that brings sisters so close -- and in that closeness, there are all kinds of reasons to laugh.

You'll giggle and grin as you read stories from some of your favorite authors and comedians -- like Patsy Clairmont, Martha Bolton, Karen Scalf Linamen -- and new friends you'll delight in getting to know. Whether sisters by family, faith, or friendship, you'll find yourself -- and your sister -- reflected in stories of childhood antics, shopping trips, midnight heart-to-heart talks, and the many shared "oops!" of life.

Whether for yourself or your sister, this cheerful infusion of humor will bring joy to a day that's dreary and giggles to one that's already glorious.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416567080
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 8/17/2007
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 847,891
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Howard Books publishes adult trade fiction and non-fiction books. Our goal is to inspire readers one word at a time. With a reach into both the Christian and general markets, we are the primary imprint at Simon & Schuster for faith-based books. Howard is also home to numerous bestselling authors including Karen Kingsbury, Debbie Macomber, Dave Ramsey, Frank Peretti, Brad Paisley, and more.
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Chapter One

Sisters Are There for You in a Pinch

Make My Day, Doughboy! by Karen Scalf Laramer

For some unknown reason, I was awake at 3 a.m. when my sister Michelle tiptoed past my bedroom door. I said, "Hey."

"Hey back." She poked her head in my room. "I'm glad you're awake. I heard a noise in the basement."

Ten months earlier, my two kids and I moved into a big old house in the woods and invited my sister and five-year-old niece to move in with us. No husbands or sons, just two single moms, our three daughters, and enough clothes to fashionably outfit a third-world country. Now the dark basement of that big old house was making weird noises in the middle of the night.

I threw on a robe and we tiptoed down the stairs, through the main hall, around the corner, and peered down the basement stairwell.

I whispered, "What did you hear?"

"I heard scratching. It was so loud I thought it was you."

I frowned. "Just how loud do I scratch?"

"I think we need a weapon."

"Curling iron? Stilletos? Cheez Whiz?"

Michelle smacked palm to forehead. "Gun!"

Michelle's former husband, Russ, had been a police officer. Of course there would be a gun. I followed her into the office and watched as she tried to remember the combination to the fire safe. Eventually she gave up, rocked back on her heels, and looked at me. At the exact same moment we both said, "Rolling pins!"

It's amazing we even own rolling pins. After all, we are a household run by two single moms. We don't have husbands to keep in line, and we don't have time to bake from scratch. Nevertheless, five minutes later we were armed and dangerous.

Michelle said it well. Brandishing her rolling pin she shouted, "Hey, whoever you are -- we're armed and dangerous!"

I sighed. "The Pillsbury Doughboy is quaking in his boots. Look, maybe we should call the police. Sure, we could go down together into the dark basement, clutching each other, flashlight in one hand and rolling pin in the other, but, frankly, I've seen those movies and it never ends well."

She saw my point. We called 911, and ten minutes later we spotted flashlight beams darting around the house. When we answered a rap at the door, three o fficers filled the hallway. Michelle btold them what she'd heard, and they disappeared into the bowels of the house.

We waited.

I sat cross-legged on the floor of the hall in my terry-cloth robe. Michelle sat on the bottom step of the stairs leading to the bedrooms where our daughters slept soundly. There were three men in our basement. Four if you counted the intruder. Or maybe three men and a squirrel. Michelle was still holding the rolling pin and wearing fuzzy slippers. Now that we no longer needed to protect our children with a baking implement, this suddenly seemed like an awfully exciting thing to be doing at 3:42 a.m. Adrenaline high and danger on the wane, we began to giggle. I admitted, "I called the police once like this when I was living in California. I kept hearing noises on the porch. The cop searched the outside of the house for ten minutes, then rang the bell to give me the news. Turns out I'd put a bag of trash on the front porch and some animal had been digging through it. Boy, did I feel stupid."

Michelle laughed. "When Russ was a rookie cop, he was doing a patrol check on a vacant house that was under construction, when he really had to pee. The plumbing was working, but none of the rooms had doors yet. As he's standing there taking care of business, it dawns on him that someone could sneak up behind him, so he draws his gun. Sure enough, he hears something behind him and whips around, a gun in one hand and, well...let's just say he had both hands full. I guarantee that electrician will think twice before showing up early for work ever again!" We laughed, exchanged more stories, laughed until we cried. We hadn't howled like this in months.

Michelle and I grew up happily together in Downey, California. Six years apart, we had rarely argued and were the best of friends. Moving in together twenty years later as adults should have felt familiar and predictable. Instead, the transition had proven a little more interesting than that. As it turns out, Michelle enjoys planning ahead while I, more often than not, am flying by the seat of my pants. She loves lunches downtown while I prefer grilled cheese at home. She likes to plan intimate soirees with close friends, while I regularly invite hordes of acquaintances to drop in anytime they're in the state of Colorado.

Circumstantial stress had taken its toll as well: We'd each had our hearts broken. Finances had been tight. Merging two households into one had been a major undertaking. And on top of everything else, our old house in the woods kept handing us interesting challenges like a flooded basement, beehives by the front door, and cell phone reception so unreliable as to be considered a myth by many who knew us.

Yep, we hadn't laughed like this in a very long time.

Eventually the officers reappeared to report that our basement was secure. They had no idea what Michelle had heard, but they were certain we were safe. They returned to their beat, and Michelle and I returned, lighter-hearted, to our beds.

Still--

Whenever life throws me a curve, whenever I feel tired or discouraged or alone, I think of an image from that night and I have to laugh.

It's the image of two sisters clutching each other, walking bravely into the unknown -- pointing a flashlight into the darkness and waving rolling pins. After all, sometimes things go bump in the night. Sometimes they go bump in your life. A sister by your side can make all the difference in the world. The fuzzy slippers are optional.

Humor for a Sister's Heart © 2007 by Howard Books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Team Rue

    Post 4 scav hunt! :)
    P.s.: What do we do after we pick teams?????The scavenger hunt person sent almost no info! :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Hey im with team rue too! Question

    Urm quesion wat happens after we pick a team?

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    Rue

    I'm with Team Rue

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    Team peeta

    Thnx for the help. The directions were kinda confusing. I' ll have them do that.

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    to team peeta.

    U need to have the new members write reviews with team peeta as a headline on the last book of ur hunt so i can count it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2007

    Great Giftbook

    You'll relate to these humorous stories, cartoons and quotes if you're blessed with a sister relationship. Sisters share so much, why not share this book with yours? Other terrific authors include -- Janice Elsheimer, Carmen Leal, Becky Freeman Johnson, Rebekah Montgomery, Fran Sandin and moi, Brenda Nixon. We like to laugh, enjoy life and our sisters, and hope you do, too, with this short, easy read. Brenda Nixon, Author of Parenting Power in the Early Years: Raising Your Child with Confidence -- Birth to Age Five

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