“little deeb, little peeb” (Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland)
I am three years older than my sister. These photos of us were taken when were around the same age—7 or 8. I am wearing my school uniform because I’d been sick the day before and didn’t know it was picture day, which meant regular clothes. (This is also the same photo that’s on my U.S. citizenship papers.) Both my sister and I rocked the multi-braid, multi-barrette look in many of our school photos. I don’t think Debbie ever smiled in any of her school pictures. I don’t know why. It has taken us a long time, but my sister is my best friend. She is, truly, the best-tasting pickle I ever heard!