Friday, September 19, 2008

Running on a dark race course



In the early '90s, Kristin had a buddy that liked to bet on the ponies. Living in Orange County, Los Alamitos Race Track was convenient, so they sometimes went there on weekends.

One day, a Sunday, if I recall, she called me, excited:
"I won a car!"

"What?"

"I won a car!!"

"How, where?"

"Becky & I went to Los Alamitos, there was a raffle, and I won!"

Actually, it wasn't a car, but a Toyota pickup. Not every girl wants a truck, but Kristin made it work for her, and she proudly drove it for many years.

Some wonderful things happened in her life, and some really crappy ones.

My beautiful sister, Kristin Carol Anderson, would have been 49 today.


We all miss you, Ms. Karrot.