Mom scotch taping our bangs to our
foreheads so they would dry straight?
How you were always the banker in
monopoly (which you always won?)
Our matching stiff orange vinyl minidresses
for expo '67 that mom made from leftover upholstery vinyl
from the kitchen chairs and bench?
The shadflies swarming on the backdoor
screen and having to go in and out the door really fast
Playing cards like "crazy eights,"
"double solitaire" and the very exciting "electricity"?
Our dog "Froodle" peeing
in the sugarbowl?
Doing jigsaw puzzles at the cottage?
Watching men land on the moon at the
cottage? Stepping on rusty nails, DOCK SPIDERS!!,The chart
you made beside your bed of all of the small animals sweetie
killed at the cottage? (including the nice old man's trained
chipmunk from up the hill)
Going to Aunt Betty's and watching
their huge colour console TV and eating delicious Bugles
and drinking wink? Aunt Betty, the originator of "chocolate
Taking the commuter train downtown
with mom maybe to meet dad and go to nana's or something
and then dad driving us all back at night and there's
that highway where all the neon signs are : la belle fermiere,
Those big family things with all the
aunts, uncles, cousins and g'lernies, chips and cheesies,
little glass bottles of coke, chocolate cake with fudge
icing, the firepit in the backyard, guitars, bongo drums,
Huge moths or spiders in our
bedrooms causing mass panic usually ending with mom smashing
it with her bare hand which was a different kind of horror
There actually could be an entire webpage devoted to
sue brophey spider stories by the way.
Did you know that i was sue's first
television remote? Yes upon the request "Jean, be
a dear?" i would get up off the colonial chesterfield
and stand at the TV and turn the dial, without blocking
the picture of course, while sue channel surfed. "
Forward...forward...next...wait..can you fix it, it's
fuzzy?..okay forget it go back to Mike Douglas then I
thought the Mod Squad was on. Do you feel like a glass
of milk and some chocolate chip cookies? Good then can
you bring me some too?" Being the oldest has it's
benefits i guess..
Anyway thats okay you had to learn how
to drive from Dad! At least when I got to learn it was
from you which as you know makes two perfect drivers in
the entire world and everyone else is stupid.
the Sue Brophey fleet: i may have
white-ish volkswagen beetle
black volvo station wagon
Thats only 9 cars i must have forgotten a couple!
Here's to another
50 years of fossil fuel availability!
Happy Birthday love, Jean!