THE Sibling Rivalry!


My mother is in New York for the next few months.

Or forever, depending on who you ask.

Before mom had to decide where to stay, our house in Stamford or my sister Marci’s house in Westchester County, Marci and I had a conversation about where mom would be the most comfortable.

But it seems only one of us was just conversating!

In the time it took me to open the box containing the contents of my former office at Benjamin Moore in Montvale, and get a few family photos placed around my office, my sister turned a den into bedroom. And added a walk-in shower!

Which I felt, was sucking up.

Needless to say, on Saturday mornings, I find myself driving to my sister’s house if I want to see my mother! When Guy and I got there this weekend, my sister and mother were just walking in from their early run for haircuts and manicures.

Marci's treat!

Clearly, my sister is taking our sibling rivalry far too seriously.

Still though, I needed to address the situation.

Thinking fast, I changed our plans. I needed to score some points or Marci was going to win this round in a runaway!

Anyway, mom and I can lay on the couch and watch college football on another Saturday!

With a renewed sense of purpose, we threw mom into the front seat of a smooth-driving (and free to me!) German sedan and headed north and west to Cold Spring, New York. Mom’s first trip through the Hudson Valley’s autumn colors in over 20-years.

Cold Spring is a village laid on the Hudson’s flatter eastern