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Hey Dave
Hey Dave

Hey Dave

It’s me wee widdle bwudder’s thirty-second birthday today. Little brother, my sweet white tush. He tops me by 5 inches.

mommy-and-kids(Dang, J looks so much like me…and yes, I do realize I look a great deal like my mom)

He got the best birthday present in the world, courtesy of the US Army. He’s stationed in Germany right now and has missed the whole campaign hell. Dave? Be sure to thank them. 😉

baby-cowboyHe really is something else. His personality? He is exactly like A. In fact, you know that whole thing parents do? “I hope you have a child just.like.you?” Yeah, I think it got mixed up in the ether; I got him and when he and his wife have kids, I guarandamntee they’ll have lovely little girls. The upside is that he and A are the best of friends. I keep trying to get him and Diane to move out here, but (sniff) I doubt it’ll ever happen.

jen-and-dave-july-77Thirty-one years since that photo was taken, and he and I still give each other that look.

Dave married the most wonderful, beautiful, perfect woman. He and Diane have been together since high school, and you truly feel their love when you’re in their presence. She is also smokin’ hot…the bitch. 😉 And I love her like my very own sister.davedianemomdadYeah…my fam. Wish I could have been on that trip with them; mom and dad visited them in Germany last month.

pictures-3-288Happy Birthday, you wierdo. Geeze, I can’t believe we’re related.


  1. RC

    I’m envious of your sister-in-law, and people have told me I have full lips. And your mom? Good grief – did she have you both when she was 10? She is so young looking!

    Nice tribute and I’m sure he adores his older sister (and would never do what I do to my older sister and say “much older sister.”). 😉

  2. Dave

    I don’t know whether to be touched or embarrassed. I love you Jen and miss you all so much. Thank you for writing that; it made my day. Give our love to the family. Oh, I have not missed out on the election madness, I have fed off of it. I may be in Germany but the internet is everywhere. Love ya.

  3. Me

    Oh boy! Sure hope Dave will speak to me after seeing those pictures! I especially love the one with the hat (that dad made – ugh!) The one with the two of you starring at each other is priceless. He looks pleased with the chocolate cake (1st birthday?) all over his body and you look absolutely appalled. But it is a wonderful, touching tribute and I would love to the same for you, if I had the talent, cuz you deserve it. (and of course, I have the pictures!)

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