Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My only sibling and baby brother, Kel,turns 59 today.
I sat up till midnight last night to call him on the phone, "happy birthday".
We usually start celebrating our days around midnight, that way the feast lasts longer.
Only 15 months younger than me, but I've always felt like big sister to him.
On the picture we are standing just outside our home. We are dressed in clothes our mother sewed of worn out clothes from her and my dad.
I never felt bad about wearing them, on the contrary.
After I was 20 I still would ask my mom to make me new dresses, even coats.(New fabric then, of course).
Here we are just home from Sunday school, waiting for our mother's homemade dinner, genuine 50th.
A bit of snow, just like now. Maybe it was around the time of little brother's birthday.
Take care, my very best brother, (and worst too, he'll add).
Thank you for the good times, for the games we played, for the late nights we shared, for the music, for travels, for the stories we wrote together, for always being so gentle to Serina.


Anonymous said...

Dear Felisol,

I just visited your blog and wrote a comment, but it refuses to reach you so I am copying it here. I tried several times

Happy birthday Brother Kel. Many blessings , joy and happiness in the new year which dawns in your life today.

Both of you look like cute cherubs, big sister looking so lovingly at her baby brother.

We also got clothes made with old garments. Our late Muslim tailor was an expert at that and he did he quite cheaply.

Amrita from India

Crown of Beauty said...

I love this song...used to sing it often in Chiang Mai Thailand where people love to listen to Ernie and me sing the English songs...

And I love your post about your baby bother.

So heartwarming, the stories you shared.


John Cowart said...

Happy Birthday, Kel. At only 59, you are just getting started!

Amrita said...

I am trying to post a comment again to see if it is accepted.

This is one of my favorite songs

Mrs. Mac said...

Belated b/d wishes to brother Kel. He and Mr. Mac turned 59 just days apart. It's nice to have such fond memories of your childhood and youth shared with each other. Loved the Carpenter's music you shared today ...

Debbie Petras said...

Happy Birthday to your brother! It's fun to get along with your brother, isn't it? I love how you draw out the celebration. It sounds like something I enjoy too. I love the music of the Carpenter's. I well remember that song you included. I was so sad when Karen Carpenter died.

I've missed you lately. I've not been online as much since we just finished selling our home and moving into a smaller place in AZ. I hate packing and right now everything is so disorganized with boxes still to be unpacked. But I wanted to stop by and say hello and tell you I misssed you.