Brotherly love

I chose this title because when I posted this on FB, a couple people who didn’t know my brother (who died in 2005) thought this was my husband. There is a resemblance in this photo but they do/did not really look alike.

It is interesting that my family and the GG’s share similar heritage, being mainly British Isles/German. I am mainly Scot and he is not. He has more German and Irish than I do but I have some of both. I have NO French but my children do 🐸.

Years ago, we took a trip to Fla to visit the GG’s parents with our then toddler (first child) and her Mean Old Grumpy Beautiful aunt Susie. We had a great time but it was interesting that often when were oot and aboot people sometimes presumed that Suz was married to the GG and I was his sister. Why? I think it was because she was a beautiful redhead and me and the GG both have(had) blond(e) hair. If you don’t spend a whole lot of time analyzing our other facial features, I suppose we could be taken for siblings, especially if you were trying to assess whether the redhead or the blonde was somebody’s wife.

Facebook kinda blew up (in our little corner of the world) after I made this my profile pic and then the GG did the same. My brother was kind of a heart throb for women but he wasn’t someone who “horned around”. He married at 22 (or so) and never cheated on his wife or family unless you count borrowing a tuba from the local high school cheating. Actually that might equate “horning around”. Sorry to get down into that rabbit hole.

I attended his wedding (WITH THE GG!) in Houghton Michigan. I didn’t marry the GG until a couple years later. Now that I think about it, we picked up my step Grandma Bolette and drove her to my parents’ house in Sault Ste. Siberia. We continued to Houghton that night and the parents drove her the next day. We drove her back afterward. Man oh man…

Done done done for the night. Love y’all/yous.

2 Responses to “Brotherly love”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Younger daughter looks quite a bit like you, doesn’t she? I don’t resemble my only living brother; he looks almost exactly like my dad and one of my late brothers, while I favor my mom. I do think I have a lot of my dad in me too though. Resemblances are tricky. My two daughters don’t look much alike, yet everyone knows them as sisters. So there must be something people are seeing that I’m not.

  2. Pooh Says:

    What was the occasion for this photo? You and Jim both looked very dressed up. Was it his wedding? I’ll admit when I first glanced at the pic, I thought it was Bill. I think it’s the mustache and the hair.