Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ode to a Brother

Today is my Brother Kelley’s 43rd birthday. I wish I was creative enough to come up with forty three things to tell about him but I am a slow thinker and an even slower typer. Maybe this should be a post in progress. Here are a few extraordinary things about my brother

1. He’s the alpha and I am the omega of our family.

2. Kelley is very quiet unless he has a story to tell and then you had better listen closely because it is going to be the funniest story you have ever heard.

3. When I was in high school he would let me drive his truck to school and uptown. He had awesome sound system. My friend Kathy Walker and I would turn up the cassette tape(yes it was that long ago) with our favorite song “Whose Johnny” and sing at the top of our lungs.

4. We look a little bit alike. We both have reddish hair, light complexion that always burns at the lake, green eyes and the same build. We both have bulging bellies. We inherited that from my mother’s side of the family. A long time ago it was funny to compare who could blow their belly out the most. Now I try suck mine in and his just stays that way.

5. He’s been a great dad to 3 kids. Jarred is the most unique and respectable young man I know. He is currently serving our country in the US Army. Kaitlyn and Steven are smart loveable kids. All three have a love beyond measure for Kelley.

6. He is a momma’s boy and I am a momma’s girl. Angela and Zane are daddy’s.

7. He can read super fast. I mean so fast you can’t even understand it like this ANHDUAFIAFJHFHOUh. A whole book in milliseconds. The neices and nephews love to have a story read to them by Uncle Goofy.

8. Since 1979, he has sat in the same seat at the dinner table at Mom and Dad’s.

9. Kelley keeps a precise calendar of the events that happen on Quincey Farms. \He started this when Jarred was a little boy.

10. He uses a cow bird for everyday analogies. For instance, he would say I am as thirsty as a cowbird or I am as hungry as a cowbird.

12. He loves to vacation at Lake Weir.

11. He’s my big brother and I dearly LOVE him.


  1. Sorry that was supposed to bed impresseD!

  2. Oh that about made me cry..(I am sure it wasn't supposed to..ha) but makes me miss my brother and sister so much..you all just seem like us growing up...great post!!

  3. I'm loving the cowbird analogies...that is so J! Heaven help y'all if I were to write a post about him!


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