Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Company On The Prairie

Since it's obvious that my brother was with me on that fateful wagon train ride into the wild west, I thought I'd use his photo from that day to mark his birthday.

Wide eyed, with a smart crew cut to streamline his head, he clearly took the casual route to dressing back then. Not that it's much different now; he still favors casual. On any given day, you'll find him garbed in clothing emblazoned with his company logo. Well excuuuuuuse me, Mr. Picture of Success! Who woulda thunk way back on the wagon train.

Well, actually, most of us did. If you needed something, Michael was the one to do it. Wagon wheel broken? Not to worry, he'll fix it. Need firewood? Done. Horses need shoeing? He'd forge new ones out of whatever steel was handy. And our wagon? Oh, it was the envy of the colony; tricked out with anything fancy that bartering could buy. We were the only ones to have "custom" wheels on our wagon. And I'll tell you what, they were not easy to come by; unless of course, you had a friend who worked at WagonWorld.

I am blessed to have been able to take this journey through life with my baby (although more responsible) brother by my side. There is never a day that I don't think about him or wish to hear his voice. All of my best memories were ones that included him; even if it did take a bribe of Bubble Yum and Sweet Tarts.

Happy Birthday Scobble Head! I look forward to the next journey. And yes, I have plenty of Bubble Yum.

1 comment:

lynn said...

I have a NEW nephew that was just born on your brothers birthday. Perhaps he will be as kind, caring, generous, and goodlooking as Mike!