Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Brother's Keeper

Traveling in the 60's with Dad!  My younger brother James, always Jimmy to me.  We were an inseparable pair until I started school.



Hi Bro,
I just noticed that the trim on your socks don't match.  Ha Ha!  I think you got that from Dad.  I always wondered if he was color blind or if he wore some of those combinations just to annoy Mom.  I called Mom a few minutes ago because today is difficult for her.  We sure miss you.  I was talking to my grandson about you and realized you have been gone for seven years and he just turned six.  Maybe your spirits connected somewhere.  He is quite a character and some kind of cute!  The girls and I are going out for dinner tonight and we'll raise a toast to you and to everyone else we get to missing this time of year.  I am somewhat dismayed to mention that I have not made it to Mt. Ranier yet.  We plan a trip to the left coast, I mean West Coast next year.  (Carl's friend Rick lives in Cali and he always calls it the left coast)  I think some of your pals from the AT have already hiked the Pacific Coast area.  I realized that while I do love to hike...I am not the one who will go into the woods for months (or even days) at a time.  I will climb a portion of that mountain by proxy although I imagine you have a much better view of it than I do.  Say hi to Dad, Dot Dot and everyone else...I love you...til we meet again. 

Love, Your Big Sis



There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. ~Astrid Alauda


Appalachian Trail - Springer Mountain, Georgia to Katahdin, Maine approximately 2179 miles.  How many can say they have hiked this great Eastern trail or done it more than once?

Trail name: PapaSquat
September 30, 1961 - November 17, 2003

11 comments:

Michelle said...

I cried!

Michelle said...

I cried!

Cinner said...

Oh Connie, he sounds like he was quite the adventurer. I have always admired the dedication it takes to accomplish something like that long hike. hope you make it to the mountain one day. I cried too....hugs.

Jayne said...

Beautiful post! I like to think of you and your girls raising a toast to him at dinner the other evening.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your brother sounds like a very good guy. I'm sorry for your loss... and I love that you looked closely enough to the photo to notice the socks ;-)
Cheers, jj

SE'LAH... said...

wow...you are so blessed to have shared such memorable life moments with your brother. what a blessing. sending lots of positive vibes to you and your mom. one love. thinking of you.

SE'LAH... said...

wow...you are so blessed to have shared such memorable life moments with your brother. what a blessing. sending lots of positive vibes to you and your mom. one love. thinking of you.

Relyn said...

Hello, my friend. I LOVE this post! It's Thanksgiving Day today and I wanted to stop by and wish all my friends the happiest day. I wanted to tell you that when I count my blessings, you will be among them. Thank you for adding to the richness of my experience in the blog world. Your blog is a wonderful place for me to visit. Thank you for that. Happy, happy Thanksgiving.

Yolanda said...

oh connie I cried too. I just want you I hold you in my heart as a dear friend and I love you lots. Hugs to you sweet friend.

Natalie said...

thinking of you, friend. hope that this holiday season is bright even though there will be empty chairs at your table.
xoxo

SE'LAH... said...

just letting you know that i'm thinking of you. hope you are well. please know that you are so very loved. one love.