Although we meet many people throughout our lives, no one knows us better than our siblings. For children who were born into large families, siblings are those who can always support you and with whom you can share your worries. Although having grown up some of us may live with our siblings, most of us don't. And even fewer people live with their siblings in their old age. If you find it interesting, this story is sure to warm your heart.
In a nursing home in Massachusetts there are five siblings from a family-of-eleven living together. The oldest is 98-year-old Carmen Vesala, Georgia Southwick is 93, Mary Sina is 92, Lawrence Mallya is 90 and Lucy O'Brien is 85. These siblings have not lived together for more than 70 years.
"We're all so happy to be together again," Sina says. "I just wish my other siblings could experience this with us." Despite their reunion, these siblings have been close in recent years. In fact, they often played weekly bridge games and visited each other.
Their close ties date back to 1970, when four of the five children worked together in their own family grocery store until 1978. Nursing home staff say they spend a lot of time with each other and are the most intimate friends.
Betsy Mullen, chief operating officer, says she has never seen anything like that throughout her career. "I've had sisters living together, brothers, husbands with wives, mothers, and daughters," she says. "But this is so unusual. I've never seen anything like it.
There is enough love in this family to inspire anyone, and it reminds us of the importance of family ties. Over time, many minor disagreements and quarrels, can ruin the relationship between us. But as this story shows, we don't need to pay attention to these little things, and maybe we will be able to spend 24 hours a day together with our brothers and sisters in our old age.
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