.......my brother, Bernard, was born.
I remember that day in 1952 because he had beaten his four other siblings
as far as weight goes.....he weighed in at 12 lbs. 1 oz!!
He was a big baby!
And of the eventual nine children, he kept this family record.
Many years have passed since Bernard died back in 1972
two months before his 20th birthday.
I have often imagined what it would have been like if he was still with us.
That is a futile exercise to be sure.
I prefer to remember him as he was..... feisty yet gentle, intelligent, lover of all music,
great conversationalist, and wonderful brother.