My brother Jim called today (7/15), and as always we chatted for about 30 minutes. We didn’t say a lot we asked about each other’s health and spoke of our families and what was on our respective agenda’s and teased each other as we are and always have been prone to do. But during this conversation, Jim admitted that he has been reading my blog and has found it interesting, but complained (maybe a touch strong a word) there wasn’t anything in my blog regarding my sibling, to which I blew him off, saying I wrote an entire blog about my sibling. Well apparently I wrote that blog in my mind, because a quick review of the posts I have done so far would indicate a mind is a terrible thing to waste (and doesn’t transfer well to blogdom). So this blog will be dedicated to my sibling. Probably one of the topic’s I know the least.
First I need to introduce the guilty. James Robert, (Otis) born 8/52, John Howard (John) born 10/53, Nancy Ellen, (Nanc or Nancy) born 8/58, and Edward Connell (Ed) born 10/61. I didn’t add the exact date because they need some privacy but not much. I was born 10/49 ergo I am the oldest. As sibling go, I have very good brothers and a very nice sister, and I love them all. We are different in so many ways and similar in even more ways. As we have aged my feeling for them has grown, from them being sibling to having a very good friendship with each of them. It wasn’t always this way. The living arrangements as kids had me, Jim, John and then Ed sharing a room, which probably made Mom think of the mess of the century. Nancy had a room to herself, and of course Mom and Dad shared a room. I don’t remember us fighting in the room (we did that every place else), but we were certified pigs. As far as size goes, I am the runt in the family (even my sister is as tall as I am). But I have better nicer hair (and all of it). Mom was shorter than me but trust me, she wasn’t the runt in any litter.