Carol Ann Kathy
The first two of fourteen
First born Second born
Siblings bounced on both their hips
Career Woman Stay-at-home mom
No children Three children Nun College Student
TV Anchorwoman Tennis player
A Run for Congress World Traveler
PhD from Trinity College Business Spouse
When she shunned college for the convent She snuck outside the abbey,
she yearned for news about her family. and whispered while she swept.
Worried about the brother born premature. Delivering the latest news.
Breaking her vow of silence. Sinning.
A year apart in age,
a lifetime apart in interests.
Two lives diverging since childhood,
And now they're back together,
taking care of their mother.
One last babysitting assignment.
Seventy years later.
About the Author
Brian Kissel is an Associate Professor of education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His focus is writing instruction. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Hattie and three kiddos: Charlie, Ben, and Harriet.