Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Those Were the Days, My Friend"

Recently I went to my Brother's 50th Birthday! Almost 5 years younger than me, I remember when he was just a toddler, following me around everywhere.

We had fishing poles made of long bamboo sticks that we used in the pond in the field in back of our house.  There we would sit for hours, just talking. We never caught any fish, because nobody ever decided to tell us there weren't any fish in the pond, just frogs!  As we grew older we went with my Dad out on the rowboat at Piedmont Lake, and we certainly did start catching fish. On family camping trips we would spend a quiet afternoon together fishing by the side of the lake.  Our favorite games were chinese checkers, Monopoly, Battleship and Rummy (Played with REAL cards - no computers back then!!!)

As we got older life got in the way of our times together, as life usually does.  But I don't think the fond memories were ever quite forgotten!  So what a great time the whole family had getting back together and celebrating good times we all had together growing up!

Happy 50th Birthday, Ed!                       
~ Deborah Jackson


  1. Such a sweet story of you and your brother~
    Glad you had a nice time at the birthday party.
    What a beautiful plate you did for him :)

  2. Thank you Mary Lou. I had to make special plate for him on his special day! It wouldn't be right NOT to! ;D