kid brother

They say that he wrote this himself, when he was this boy (he can’t remember it), but it seems quite possible that it was a poem he merely had to copy out in school.  (However he does write pretty good poetry in his adulthood!) 


(**credit for the scrapbooking goes to this guy’s Mom**  Do you know, she spent four years, and did a huge album for each of her four kids?  The Mom doesn’t like pictures of herself; however, it does include the family history–and she was rather cute as a small child, of course… but this littlest brother is the one who kept his good looks–even now.  Okay, so now we’re going to have to prove that:  see picture at the end of this post.)

It’s hard to see the words to the poem, plus, we do have friends on our list who can’t read jpg’s, so…

“HOW FLOWERS GROW
A little seed for me to sow
A little earth to make it grow
A little hole, a little pat
A little wish and that is that
A little sun, a little shower
A little while…
    And then a flower!”

By the way:  this brother got picked on and teased so much by his brother & sisters when they were young, perhaps you could say it was a typical “middle child syndrome”, BUT–he turned out to be the most successful in many ways, in his career as well as in the physical realm:  he does various races–bicycle and running and so on; just last weekend he did an ironman race (involving running, swimming, etc.), and in a race the weekend before, he managed to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  And he’s in his LATE 40’S!!

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