Thursday, February 19, 2009

happy birthday, bro'!

My brother Pat has a birthday today. I can't believe how old he is, and how old all of us are. I remember back to when we were kids ... it doesn't seem like 45 years ago! Pat was - and is - my much-smarter big brother. He always earned better grades in school, probably because he cared and worked harder and I didn't care and didn't work hard. He was focused and planned his future; I just went with the flow.

There was one incident where I wondered about his intelligence. On a snowy day in Connecticut, he went sledding down a hill in the woods behind our house. I'm talking LOTS of trees. Pat slammed head-first into a tree on his sled. I don't know what it did to his brain, but he still seems smart.

Happy birthday, Pat. Watch out for the trees.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, thanks - had blotted that memory out. I'm calling this my year of the ketchup - Heinz 57!

barb said...

hahahaha...

Dan said...

I thought the favorite memory was when he locked himself in the freezer of McDonald's...the freezer that locks from the inside...? =)

Barb said...

Good one,Dan! I should add that!!

Lisa said...

Your brother and my brother have the same birthday.......

Anonymous said...

So much abuse...can't wait to see what comes my way when I turn 60 in 3 years!

Anonymous said...

and this is hard in what way?

anyuser said...

Or you could do it this way as well

Anne said...

I was trying to tell Craig that I couldn't leave a comment, so the previous comment is from Craig to me - see what I live with? Now that I have better access to a computer, maybe I can join these online family conversations. Beware, I am long winded.....

seaeye said...

And so the lessons go with how to leave a blog comment post...........