Today my other baby brother is older than he was yesterday.
I was nine years old when he was born.
50 years ago he posed for some photographs for me. I was doing a photography project for 4 H.
I was supposed to be capturing Action Shots. That Spruce tree in the background was planted by my baby brother (Carey) when he was little. That patch of flowers is where the outhouse used to be. The swing set had a glider and two swings. On top of that pole on the left was a big old birdhouse with lots of rooms for birds. In the background was the pasture….where beef cattle (Herefords) grazed.
A nice shot of the lilacs and a blurry other baby brother on his bike.
Since I was older my other baby brother listened to me really well. He talked non stop and asked why why why and I tried to answer as best I could…he was a curious kid.
Now he lives next door to us and plows snow for us in the winter. He still talks a lot but it is good for his business and he knows more people than you can shake a stick at.
If you want something done right…a road built, a basement dug or a building site prepared or a brand new septic system then my other baby brother is the fellow to call. That is him in the white hat. They were working down on a local corner one day…here they are setting a culvert.
Happy Birthday Jody!