This week my favorite thing is my baby brother.
This isn't the greatest shot of him and it's about 3 years old, but it's all I had in my vast collection of photographs. Well, he's in our wedding pictures, but he looks like Lurch (from the Adams Family). He towers over everybody. He and I used to get to stay up late and watch Creature Feature (monster movies) when he was little. He was too scared to watch them by himself, so I'd have to sit with him. Just how many Godzilla movies are there?
When he was 3 years old he started carrying around one of my Dad's motorcycle magazines because it had an add for this little Indain motorcycle that was just his size. Dad finally brought one home. He learned to ride that little motorcycle before he learned to ride a bicycle. He still rides motocycles, every chance he gets.
He's got a wicked sense of humor, he'll have us all rolling when he gets going (not that it takes much with my family). I'm amazed Mom didn't kill him somewhere along the way. He'd make all kinds of faces when she was getting on to him about something (to be honest, he still does that). It was hard not to laugh. Now that I'm a parent, I understand that strategy, as I'm sure he did.
We almost lost him yesterday. He's fine, resting in the hospital. I'm a bit shaken, sounds like more then he is, which would be typical.
For those in the US, happy Memorial weekend. Enjoy the time with your family and friends, appreciate every moment.
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