Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy Birthday

I love a good telling anecdote.  Like this one.

Once when my brother Jimmy and I were standing in front of his house in Henderson, NV on a hot summer day, a big garbage truck rounded a corner and came into our view.  Without staying a word, Jimmy slipped into his house and returned with a couple of Capri Suns.  When the truck rolled past his house, Jimmy tossed each of the sanitation workers a drink.  And then without missing a beat, he and I continued our conversation.

I've always thought this was a defining story about my youngest brother.  He's so aware and so endlessly kind.  He's also the funniest person I know, and he doesn't hold it against me that I used to make him wear a dress.

Happy birthday, Jimmy.  Get crazy today.


Emily said...

I love this story. I love that it was a Capri Sun and not a beer or a coke. It made me laugh a little.

James said...

Thank you, Ann. Is there a rule on whether an open-toe pump or a sandal is better with a polka-dotted sun dress? Its gonna be crazy!

Lisa B. said...

Fantastic story. Happy birthday to your little brother!