Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Sisters Made Me Gay!

I was the 'third born' in a family of nine kids. My Dad got the baseball team he always wanted! lol


Having two older sisters I always found myself in unusual, but strangely comfy,  situations. Some I didn't object to....like being the 'practice' dance partner before Friday night dances. 


Some situations I probably should have run the other way! But I didn't. I chose to go along with their requests. It felt very natural and not foreign at all.


Take for example this scenario at the age of 12 :


Marilyn: " Jimmie I really need you to go downtown and get me something before I go out and I need them now !!"
Jimmie: "But I have something I have to do!"
Marilyn: " I'll pay you and give you the bus fare."
Jimmie: " OK. What do you want and where do I go?"
Marilyn: "Reitman's Lady's Wear" for a pair of nylons. And I want Autumn Leaves, size large."


                                                        


And away I went on the number 3 bus to downtown Halifax on several Saturday evenings.


Then there were those 'regular' monthly requests from Jo-Ann:


"Jimmie please run down to the drugstore for me."
Jimmie after several 'runs': " Let me guess, Special K?"
Jo-Ann: "Yes, thanks!"


And away I went. I always wondered what the big secret was!


                                            


You know, I really didn't think twice about doing any of these things and many other things for my sisters. I never questioned where or what it was.


Goes to show you that some things are already predetermined for us.













36 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong in any of that Jim. Just helpful is all.

    Question is; Did you wear the stockings home? ;-)

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    1. I'll NEVER tell!!lol Some things are private you know......

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  2. If that made you gay then my husband's gay too lol!!

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  3. I knew it! It was my sisters too.
    But why then, are they lesbian?
    Surely I didn't do that.

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    1. Stew, those sisters of ours will do it every time!

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  4. have to ask my Baby Brother about that...I was already out of the house by the time he was aware of his sexuality ,don't think my sisters wore nylons and i'm pretty sure they bought their own hygiene products at the store across the street hmmm

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    1. Good morning CC12! You never know! Some things just evolve on their own.

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  5. I think they made you independent.
    Gay? "You were born that way".
    m.

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    1. Yes, independently gay! I like that Mark!

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  6. Sounds to me like you were a terrific brother!

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    1. I'd like to think I was Martha. They were great sisters too!

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    1. Youy really have to watch those Ontario gals!!! lol

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  8. Hahahahaha -- "special K" -- never heard Kotex called that before!

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    1. Must be an 'eastern' thing Debra. That way we didn't have to say THAT word!!!!

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  9. You are a good brother for some very nice sisters! Sounds like harmony.

    It doesn't sound Gay.

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    1. Harmony didn't come to mind I assure you. But maybe it was all along and I didn't recognize it. Thanks.

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  10. I`ve never heard of Kotex being called Special K, either! =)

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    1. This would have been early 60's in Eastern Canada......maybe 'our' secret language! lol

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  11. Hmmmm. . . "Jimmie", hehe, running errands made you gay? Naaaaw. . .we know better. Early on I was doing deliveries on my bike for the pharmacy in towm (Chatham) but I was already gay. . .I know. . hahahahaaaa. . . so it waren't the errands. . . One of my friends said we got gay by swimming with the dolphins. . .hahaaa. . .Btw, there is a strange phenomenon going on at one place in Cape Cod Bay where they dolphins are getting caught at low tide, beaching and dying. . in alarming numbers. Climate change is confusing then, it is said. Sheeesshhhhhh. Sad.. . . ..I am all over the place this morning, hordes of thinking. . memories, ideas, plans, hopes, desires. . .all kinds of things. .a 'racing spirit' since I got up early; I shoulda stayed in bed all morning. . skip school. . but I cannot do that. "It is not nice". . .LOL. . .justin

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    1. I knew you would understand! Now, 'deep breath in, deep breath out......'

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  12. John always blames my older sister for making him dance ballet style moves aged 5 !- Sounds like you had a very normal upbringing to me Jim with lovely siblings-you are a very close knit family -as we are ! x

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    1. Janet, this is good to know!!! Let me see.....
      Yes I guess I had a pretty normal upbringing.

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  13. Jim- a big thanks to your sisters for helping to make you the great guy you are. You are loved by so many-- I'd rather have a gay guy for a friend than almost anybody! Love the scenarios-- so funny. I can just imagine---!

    Love
    Vicki

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    1. AW! Thanks Vicki! The 'scenarios' were very entertaining to say the least! lol

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    1. Thanks Pat! It is funny that's for sure!

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  15. Hmmm. I used to put makeup on my little brother.

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    1. Poor guy! Think of the drama he has gone through! lol Unless......

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  16. I used to be the boss of my littermates cos I was first born - Mum says she can tell - I try to boss her around - works most of the time!! :)

    Hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Keep it working! Some people just need a little leadership! lol

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  17. You sound like the perfect little brother!

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    1. Now that would be stretching it a bit Fiona! But thanks for the observation.

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  18. Ha ! I had three big brothers & had to be wicket keeper for cricket ( got my head smashed by a cricket ball )was tied & rescued from the Totem pole in their games but when one of them gave me a turn with his air rifle & I shot through the hedge narrowly missing the neighbour my brother took the blame ( which was far worse than mum knowing I'd been given the gun ) Families !!!

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  19. Yikes! Penny, that was way rougher than buying a pair of nylons!! I bet they taught you how to look after yourself though. No one messed with Penny I bet! lol Mom's don't have to know everything....oh yes, you are one....ooopps!

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