Sisters meet after 73 years – level 3

17-12-2021 07:00

Linda Hoffman and Harriet Carter learned that they were siblings when they both signed up for, and then they took DNA tests.

Nearly two years in the making, the first face-to-face encounter finally happened, and the two sisters have been talking on the phone nearly every day since they found out that they were related. The sisters later learned that their parents gave up Carter for adoption shortly after birth, when they were just 18 years old. Both parents died decades ago, taking the secret with them.

76-year-old Carter and 73-year-old Hoffman lived in different US states, and they weren’t able to meet earlier due to the pandemic. Last week, they finally met when Carter arrived in Denver, Colorado, from Sacramento, California.

Even before leaving the airport, the two sisters looked at some of Hoffman’s old photos, providing an idea of missed memories. However, it’s not the time missed that they dwell on. Instead, the women choose to cherish the time that they have, saying that they found each other when they were supposed to.

Difficult words: in the making (in the process of developing or being made), dwell (to live or continue in a given condition or state), cherish (to protect and care for something deeply).

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