Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 2011

A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.  ~Author Unknown

  Carey 1954

My Baby Brother

57 years ago today..I became a big sister. 

The bossy big sister, the one that used to punch him in the arm until he winced..the one that held him in a headlock till he said “I give” and the one that could beat him at arm wrestling. The one that held his arm behind his back until his feet lifted off the ground.  The one that would wet her fingers and give him red welts all up and down his arm..the old two fingered fight.

The one that played games.  Checkers, War, Chinese Checkers and Parcheesi. I would “let” him win once in a while just so he would keep on playing. 

The one that became a bit of a tomboy dribbling a basketball on the crumbling piece of cement where the old garage used to sit where we played “horse” for hours. Playing endless games of, hunting, swimming and picking leaches off each other. Riding our bikes so fast we could almost catch the wind. Getting in trouble together..wincing as the other received their punishment..knowing you were next.


October 2010, he was going to talk to our Father who was in the cat.

He survived childhood and all the adventures with his big sister..even the time I stabbed him with a pitchfork in the foot..and the time he stepped on a nail playing barefoot at the old grainery, and I am sure I saved him from certain death the time he stepped on the bullhead and got blood poisoning and had to be waited on hand and foot.  He didn’t swallow much water the time we made breathing straws out of reeds down at Zauche’s Lake although he did cough until he puked. I even looked for him the time he got lost deer hunting because he was walking in circles.

Despite me, he grew into a wonderful brother.. Happy Birthday baby brother:)

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  1. How sweet. In spite of all those childhood pranks, I am sure he feels blessed to have such a wonderful sister. Happy birthday to your baby brother.

  2. Happy Birthday to the baby:)
    I laughed at your description of your childhood together. What fun...well maybe more for you than him:)

  3. :)

    Happy Birthday to your brother! ♥

  4. ...."October 2010, he was going to talk to our Father who was in the cat."......

    Help me out here, darling.....what does that mean and does it show in the photo?

    As usual, love your blog.

  5. Happy birthday, bro! And good thing you grew into such a caring sister after a rocky start! :-)

  6. Happy Birthday baby brother! He was so cute in that picture.

  7. Hi Lo, I took the photo in October My Brother was walking down that road to talk to my Dad who was inside the Caterpillar (the big is called a cat:)

  8. Happy Birthday to your baby brother.

    My older sister is 58 , my brother is 53, I am the baby 45 .
    Nice photos. Glad he made it through a tuff sister lol
    Have a great day !

  9. Some might say you made him tough! But a pitchfork in the foot? Please say it was not on purpose. That hurts to think about it whether it was accidental or not. Been there with the nail in the foot - - - - not pleasant.
    Hope his birthday celebration is great!

  10. Happy Birthday to a real survivor!!!

  11. This made me smile! Hope he had a wonderful day!

  12. Wonder if his memories are as vivid as yours, or maybe even more so!!!! lol!
    Happy Birthday Carey!

  13. What a sweet tribute to your brother! Sounds like you had a lot of fun as you grew up together.

  14. Wow, and here I thought only baby sisters were tortured beyond belief. Well like Bet continually mutters around here, "What doesn't kill ya, makes ya stronger"!


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