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Old 07-12-2020, 10:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation ~~Surprise Statement By My Brother !~~

Wow! Out of the mouth of Babes! I mean Brothers!


Vicki and I went over to my niece's home today for a long anticipated dinner. We have not brought the Central Florida families together for about 5 months, due to the virus. Vicki made a huge baking pan full of home made lasagna and various family members chipped in and brought salad, bread, dessert, etc.We had a nice time and we kept our social distance as best as we could.


Our two and a half years old granddaughter, Savannah ( Savi ), was certainly the center of attraction. We put on Mickey Mouse Playhouse cartoons on for her. It is amazing how she had memorized the many songs in the videos.


We celebrated several birthdays, Mother Day, Father Day and the 4th of July today.


I got a Father's Day card from my brother, who is older than me! He never gives me a card for any reason, so this surprised me to no end! When I opened it up, it had a signed check from him for $200.00! The check was not made out to me...it was not made out to anyone. Everything else was filled in. I looked up at him and he said, " Make that check out to your favorite avian organization as a donation."


I about passed out! My brother has every penny he ever earned, so to speak! He has a sizeable saving's portfolio. He was married for 3 years back in the early 1970's, got divorced, kept his daughter and raised her well as a single parent, and never married again!


I thanked him many times for the check. He said, " I wrote you something on the back of the card. I wrote it with you in mind."


This is what he wrote and it brought me to tears....


" The Human who takes care of birds, must love other's besides himself! " Love, Gerry. ( His words! )



He gave me a hug after I read out loud what he wrote! He never hugs people. Wow! What a day! Talking about lifting my Spirits!
My 70 year old brother is a softy after all. Hmmm....Wow! Later, he said that he noticed that during my weekly phone call to him that ever since Ricochet passed away that I had been pretty down in the dumps when we talked about birds.



I'm telling you all...I can't get over this kindness from my brother! It makes me feel so much better.


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Old 07-13-2020, 03:28 PM   #2
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That was really nice and thoughtful of your brother to do that
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:32 PM   #3
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That was really nice and thoughtful of your brother to do that
You're correct, Jackie. My brother is not a writer at all and for him to write that amazed me. My brother worked for NASA at the Cape in East Florida for 34 years and designed and re-designed equipment for the astronauts. He designed the machine that tests the space suits for space walks and he designed the hydraulic system on the shuttle crafts. The hydraulics are used to make the shuttle turn upside down or sideways, etc. in space. So, his gift in life is mathematics. I can't add 3 plus 2!


I called him this morning and told him I matched his check for $200.00 and that I am trying to determine which avian society to send the checks to.
Life is full of surprises!


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Old 07-14-2020, 12:02 PM   #4
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What an amazingly talented family. You are very lucky to have such a support system. And, how wonderful that you matched and are now researching where your donation will do the most good. There are very special people down there in Florida! Stay safe.
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Sometimes family will surprise you more than you ever thought possible. What a wonderful gift from him.
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It must feel great finally getting to know how much he cares about you. He seems like a very talented man. It must run in the family.
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