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It’s my brother John’s birthday today. We haven’t kept up as much as adults. I would remind myself to call and mostly managed to do so. It comes right before Christmas so he always seems to have the special days combined. His wife was always good to John. Here he is with each of my children when they were young. And that’s our first dog Reggie. If John looks afraid that he might drop Julia, I can say that I know the feeling well. Somehow he held on. It gets easier as you can see with David a couple years later.

8 responses

  1. Moving story and photos! Thanks Victor! … I emailed you my season’s greetings but they continue to bounce…

    December 19, 2011 at 7:14 am

  2. Fanny

    Thanks Victor those are nice.

    December 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

  3. Cute photos of your children. Hope your brother has a Happy Birthday. My brother was born on July 4th. and always thought the fireworks were for him. It is hard having special days combined especially around Christmas.

    December 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm

  4. Victor – how nice to dedicate a post to your brother on his birthday! Great photos. And you know what, from your profile photo, O thought you were a twin.

    December 19, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    • We do look kind of alike. But the profile was a picture done by photoshop on a boring winter’s day.

      December 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

  5. Carol emailed
    I just saw the tribute to your brother John – very nice. Loss is not an easy thing but time does help to make it easier to bear.


    December 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  6. Susan emailed
    Liked the photos of your brother that you posted yesterday! Very nice way to remember his Birthday! Your photo blog is a good thing in so many ways–Always enjoy the photos and stories!


    December 20, 2011 at 6:54 am

  7. Ginny emailed
    Great pictures of John…..

    Good to have great friends.

    December 20, 2011 at 6:55 am

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