I'm pretty sure we had several different milkmen when we were young. Or I should say my mom had several different milkmen - but then that wouldn't be very nice now would it.
I jest of course, but only because of the extreme differences among us siblings. The oldest, my sister, has bright red hair. My older brother Rick is blonde and not too tall. I'm next with the dark hair at 6'4" - and my little brother Mike starts it all over again with the red hair.
This happens to be somewhat of a milestone year in our family. Because the four of us are all five years apart - and because Rick just celebrated his 50th birthday... this makes Michael 40 years old next week on Nov 2.
And with that - I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my little brother Mike!
For whatever reason, Mike and I didn't really get the chance to "hang out" together too much when we were kids. I had my own group of friends and he had his and these two groups didn't cross over at any time.
Mike is also very different than me in a lot of ways too, so that's another reason we didn't spend much time together. For example, he LOVES to hunt and fish. Me - eh, not at all.
By the time Mike was in high school I was already out of the house and on the road. Then, by the time I got off the road, he had enlisted in the Air Force, was married and had a son. In fact, he and his darling wife have been sweethearts since the 7th grade!
Now Mike and his wife live just an hour north of me, have three great boys and a beautiful house right in the heart of the "Brainerd Lakes Area," a paradise for anyone who enjoys outdoor sports - especially fishing.
So happy birthday to you little brother. I hope you find the big 4-0 to be everything you ever hoped it would be!
Oh, and maybe someday?... The four of us kids might want to think about a DNA test.
You know, just to make sure.