Happy Birthday to my brother Paul!

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I emailed my oldest brother Paul the other day and asked him what he wants for his birthday dinner.  His ideal dinner would be a grilled steak, baked potato with sour cream and chives, steamed broccoli, and a dark chocolate cake with ice cream. When I spoke to him later on the phone he asked me why I wanted to know, then asked if I was flying out to California to cook it for him.  No, I won’t be doing that, but I’ll be there in spirit.

Paul and Deb on porch


I found this fuzzy old picture of us and I bet he doesn’t even remember it.  Judging from my hair and clothes, it must have been in the early to mid-’70’s.  Around that time, Paul was an operator on a cable car in San Francisco.

Paul and Deb on cable car


Deb on cable car


Paul later became a firefighter/paramedic and held that position for many years, even helping to deliver a baby alongside the road at one point.  He is now retired and living a happy life with his beautiful family, who I am guessing are busy making him his favorite dinner today.

Have a happy birthday, Paul.  I’m glad mom is there with you too.  Enjoy all the good food, and that new grill you got for a gift.

Thanks for always being such a great big brother.

Deb and Paul in woods copy

4 Responses to Happy Birthday to my brother Paul!

  1. May 2, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Birthday to your brother! Love my big brother, too! And so fun to see the pictures of you. Such a lovely lady, then and now. I remember wearing the ‘black go-go boots’ with the short skirts and the slick coats. What were they made out of, vinyl? But we looked cool!

    • May 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Wonderful birthday tribute for Paul. You have great brothers. Much love.

      • May 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

        EJ- I am guessing Paul doesn’t remember any of those old photos, especially the ones at the cable car!

    • May 2, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

      Kim, I think those coats and boots were some kind of vinyl! We certainly loved that look, didn’t we? Such fun clothes back then. However, I’d skip having the clothes back if I can have my long hair and legs back again!

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