December 24, 2003

Happy Birthday, Brother!

Having resurfaced from the end-of-year crunch, I note that my brother is a year older today. I think he always felt a little screwed, having a birthday on Christmas Eve. From my 10-years-younger perspective, though, I always thought was extra cool … imagine having your birthday surrounded by family, food, and frivolity WELL above and beyond that of the average celebration. So JR, what you saw as a liability, I saw as an asset.

So is the way of the world.

Regardless of perspectives, if you’re a reader who knows my brother (and yes … the biblical sense counts), wish him well in the comments. We won’t speak to how old he is, but know that however old that might be, he skis and lives with the vigor of men many years his junior.

Happy birthday, bro!

Posted by Avocare at December 24, 2003 11:03 AM | TrackBack

Its not the years, its the miles. JR has a bunch of miles, but I suspect it has been quite a ride. Happy Birthday.

Posted by: DHM at December 24, 2003 11:10 AM

Happy birthday John from your favorite aunt (GRIN) who is only seven or seven and a half? years older than you are! Hope to see you and the kids this summer! Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Susie at December 24, 2003 02:56 PM

Thanks, Big Awesome Bud. Truth is, I never did feel shorted on the birthday deal. Mom and Dad never ONCE gave me the Christmas/Birthday gift, you are dead-on about the annual Christmas Eve' party, and I always thought "We wish you a Happy Birthday, we wish you a happy birthday, we wish you a happy birthday, and another good year" was a better song anyway. Plus I was blessed with the best brother and sister for which a guy could ever ask. I'd go on and wax sentimental, but I still have miles to go before I sleep. love you, JR
ps. thanks Suzie, sorry I can't give you the annual hug this year --I miss the way you squeak one out when you're squeezed. ;-)

Posted by: j at December 25, 2003 10:07 PM

Dear "Johnnnn-nieeeeeeee",
Thanks for letting us sing to you on your special day. You've got it, Big Awesome Bud! We are all truly blessed.

And thanks, also, to My Sweet Baboo, for this wonderful website! I love It! XOXOXO to all in SPokane and NJ/PA. --Us

Posted by: Shan and Clan at December 27, 2003 10:32 AM
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