Well, it appears that Oprah Winfrey and Gina Gallagher have something else in common besides struggling with diets and hosting talk shows (though Oprah’s might be a tad better known): we both have sisters named Patricia. That’s right, last week, Oprah made a startling announcement that she has discovered her long lost sister, Patricia, who she didn’t even know existed. What’s remarkable is that my sister Patty has been lost for a long time, too. (“Gene, what am I doing with my life?”)
This is truly fabulous news for us, as we’re always looking for fascinating sisters to double with (Mary Kate and Ashley just don’t talk enough for us). And of course, we’re very happy for Oprah and Oprah’s sister. Those of us who have sisters know that a sister is the greatest gift you can receive, though Patty didn’t see it that way when Gina was born. (“Mommy, please give her back!”). And well, if your new sister happens to be the richest woman in the world, that’s an added bonus (one of course, neither of us can relate to). “Hey Gene, do you think the toll booth attendant will take a few sticks of gum instead? I seem to be out of cash.”
So congratulations Oprah! With your sister, you now have everything. We look forward to seeing you at the next Sister Mixer.