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Thursday, December 08, 2005

When I was a toddler, my brother interviewed me in a little tape recorder. After about three questions he said "enough about you, let's talk about what you like about me".

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When I was in elementary school, my family went to King's Dominion. I liked Scooby Doo but didn't (and still don't) like rollar coasters. My brother rode the Scooby Doo coaster, and when he got off, he gently patted my hand and said "you can't handle it".

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When I was in middle school, I got into a fight with my parents, and my brother took me out to dinner to the Tomato Palace without telling them. I remember we got in trouble, but mostly I remember how cool he was to do that.

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When I was in high school, I was pet sitting for a friend's dog while she was out of town, and stupidly locked the key in the house. My brother climbed a tree, broke into second story window, and got the key for me. I don't think we ever told my friend.

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When I was in college, my printer ran out of ink with three pages to go and nine hours before a paper was due. My brother bought an ink pack and drove down from Pennsylvania in the middle of the night. The paper was on time.

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When I got married, my brother stood right next to me the whole time. "Reverand Dave," as my husband has him saved in his cell phone, performed the ceremony. He'd requested someone else do the music, and I said "if you can recommend anyone who'd do as good a job as you would, that would be fine". He did the music too.

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When I was diagnosed with cancer, my brother was the very first phone call I made.

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And as punishment for all that and more, I give you his birthday song:
this is an audio post - click to play

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday David!!

From Nancy
(The Yellow Bridesmaid)

4:59 PM  
Blogger David said...

She's making all of this up. I don't remember any of it.

Well, okay, I remember the wedding part.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

Aren't siblings wonderful? Mine are my best friends.

Happy Birthday, David!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Brava (and bravo - I listened to Dave's tune too)! It sounds like you're both very lucky to have each other.

Here's to more blessings, birthdays and original birthday tunes too!

9:51 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

happy birthday david (i'll pop in your blog as well). and i LOVE the song! magnificent!

BRAVO!

BRAVO!

BRAVO!

10:17 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

Oh, sweet, sweet, sweet!! I'm getting all teary....

10:37 PM  
Blogger jane said...

How lucky you are to have a brother like that! Have a good weekend, Jane

8:18 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

your brother is such a doll

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Shea said...

Wish I had such a great relationship with my brother... you're very lucky :)

Shea

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're both whacked-er, ideally suited for the other!
Nice re-write, too.
sallyjo

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Nice birthday song :o)

Happy Birthday wishes to your brother :o)

7:40 PM  

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