Fork in the Road

From the end of 2012, some updates to this post. The news went out February 2013 and was received pretty much as expected. Since then new economic worries continue to badger the remaining Family Project. And that “thin, barely trodden path”? It’s a bitch, brothers and sisters. Pack light if you decide to take it.

Completely in the Dark

My beautiful picture All families, it seems, have their secrets.

And while that may or may not be true, there’s one secret that this member of the Family Project will need to reveal to the other remaining member in the next couple of days.

But let me back up here a bit.

As previously mentioned, my brother’s birth was the first watershed moment of my life. I now have a photo (below right) that directly links to Mom’s description of Sunday, Feb. 11, 1962—the day Brian was released from the hospital, since he was born a premie on Jan. 3.

Mom wrote in my baby book: “Today we brought Mike’s baby brother home. He was very thrilled but also seemed worried about his status in the household. After I put the baby in his bed Mike climbed on my lap and hugged me very tightly.”

Four days later, my resentment seemed to…

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~ by completelyinthedark on March 21, 2014.

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