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I recently received a package from my eldest sister, Kel, who by the way is another year the elder just recently, LOL. That sounds strange, but I think I’m going to leave it just like it is. There’s a reason for the wordage, Kel dislike’s the term OLDEST. She will always advance a year, two days before I gain another year. So you see I can never catch up. We could travel the same road, but there is no passing lane. I know, I’m tortuously cruel, but what else is a little brother for, but to pester the “elder” sister.
Back to the subject at hand, sorry for the teasing distraction. She included a letter, hand written in beautifully flowing script. I just want to share the first paragraph with you.
“Well… considering how carefully observant the US Postal Service is of holidays, I doubt this will reach you before your birthday so “Happy Belated Birthday Rico”!
It was dated 08/30/90!!! Well, it did arrive before my birthday Kel. 19 years later, LOL. It’s interesting to read letters like this. The things I was involved with back then, and her own intellectual aspirations, seem so distant to me now. I was not even a year out of the service, and just finding my way into yet another form of public service. She had sage advice for her little brother, recommending I keep an open mind and strive for decisions based on compassionate intelligence in my future profession. She was right of course, as big sisters tend to be. The letter really was fun to read, and brought back some fond memories of those days.
The package also contained a few books, obviously well read, and I’m sure loved. We are a family of book lovers, we read, read, and read some more. On Kel’s profile in the section where one is to list their favorite books, she says
“Whoo . . . this is a hard question . . . how can a person have a "favorite book?" I'm more of a mind that there are so many books and so little time.”
One side of my mind wonders if there is a educational motive behind her selections, or if she just liked them so much she wanted me to enjoy them also. Either way, I’m sure I’ll have fun reading them, lots of fantasy, a little Sci-Fy, and some romance. One can never go wrong with reading material as a gift.
Thank you for the books Kel… and the letter, (19 years late). Happy belated birthday to you also.
Oh yeah, the picture has absolutely nothing to do with this post. I just liked the look and feel of it. There’s something enticing there, captured on film and shared with the rest of us.