Monday, February 15, 2010

True Story Tuesday by Mr. Daddy

True Story Tuesday sure snuck up quick while we were so busy celebrating presidents (hardy-har, more like celebrating Valentine's Day candy).

If you're new around these parts, here's the scoop:  you know those amazing, outrageous, No-Way-Jose, hilarious family legends?  Yeah, the first one that came to mind probably qualifies as a True Story Tuesday!  If you've already blogged about it, just add the TST button code shown on the right sidebar.  If not, write your story of hilarity or miracles and stick the same code in it.  Then come back and link up the web address to the actual post (click on your post title, then copy the whole shebang that shows up at top - just linking your website will lose us quick once you post a new story).

So have fun y'all - we'll be around for some comment love!  This week brought to you by Mr. Daddy...


The joys of an older sibling

Looking back down the halls of my memories, I can now attest to that fact.

At the time probably not so much. I was sure that Mom always liked her best....

And there was absolutely no doubt that she was Daddy's little girl, regardless of the fact that she was a better tomboy than I was a boy...

She was my knight in shinning armor when the neighbor boys would pick on me in the sandbox.

And my nemesis when she got mad at me and kicked my A@@ in said sandbox.

(Rach in:  I'm dying here)

My eternal guardian, while at the same time being the totalitarian ruler over my life and freedom.

O how I loved and hated her.....

We grew to a mutual toleration, and I could hold my own..... Life was better...and even though at this point I am pretty sure, Mostly sure, quite certain that I could take her in a good old fisticuff. She had taught me that cunning and subtlety, was a much better way to get my point across.  So I named my FFA project after her....

(Rach in:  Oh yes he did)
In time our relationship modulated into a peaceful friendship. Her being the more worldly and wiser in experience, all the while watching over her little brother. Not so much in tackling the tyrants and bullies, as being the confidante and counselor.

The one who went before, and was more than willing to share her advice, (whether wanted or not). That also being tolerated, cause she had a cool car that she would let me borrow to impress the ladies with.

(Rach in:  *plugging my ears* la la la la la la la la)

(Mr. Daddy in:  Rach, what good would that do???)

When exactly my feeling turned to love and respect I have not a clue, and will probably never be able to point to an exact moment when I can say, Yes, this, right here, right now...

It just was....... And Is........ And always will be......

a Joy to have an older sibling...

Love you Sis.


Your turn... what's your story?  Link up below for some linky love!


brian said...

Dude, really? A '65 Fairlane coupe?

Nice tribute, Mr. D.

Few things are more rewarding in this world than a close sibling. They're with you through ALL of life's ups and downs. They know all of your foibles and love you any way.

He & Me + 3 said...

What a sweet post!
So someday my little brother will write something so cool about me? I am not holding my breath. LOL
I had to laugh out loud when Rachel plugged her ears. You two are so funny!

GunDiva said...

I'm pretty sure my children are years away from writing nice things about each other.

I, too, laughed when Rachel plugged her ears :)

Shana Putnam said...

Aww, that is so sweet. I have an older brother and 4 older sisters. I lvoe my brother so much and am closer to him than all the others. I love them all but it is different.

Pam D said...

Too sweet, Mr. D! Your older sister sounds MUCH nicer than my older brother, whom I dearly love now. But then? Not so much. Yeah, I need to think back on those days.... I could come up with a good TST...

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

What a sweet, fun tribute! Thanks for sharing!

Kmama said...

Okay, yes this post was sweet...but I can't get over Rach plugging her ears and Mr. daddy asking her what good that would do. I'm totally cracking up over here.

You guys are so fun!

Foursons said...

Wow- Mr. Daddy has a soft side! Where's all the stories of how you tortured her until she was so close to death you became concerned that maybe life in jail wasn't such a good idea?

Shannon said...

Rachel (or Mr. Daddy) that was hilarious! I totally can relate as my sister is 2 years older, had the car first (although it was a big brown Oldsmobile boat, not a cool one)...she would hang out and smoke (well act like she was) cloves and make sure I knew she was super cool while I was her little peon who made sure to let her know if mom was coming! We are best friends now..time does so much!
Fuond your blog through Linny! Glad I found it! Just did my first memorial box post yesterday!

Emily said...

I'm with Kmama...the hilarity behind the scenes got me crackin' up too! Glad y'all have a peaceful co-existence. My (younger) brothers and I get along great but they never fail to remind me that they can now beat me up! ;)

Anonymous said...


Why do I ALWAYS start my comments like this on your blog?? LOL Mainly because I usually am laughing so hard!

The pig....seriously? BHAHAHAHA OK that is HILARIOUS!

I TOTALLY love you guys!

Jennifer Haas said...

So funny. I can see my boys so much in this post.

I am finally back linking up again!!

Tara said...

For the longest time, I had been playing along with TST but never knew there was a place to link up until I came across your blog a few weeks ago. I have plenty of stories to share and my TSTs were a hit with my readers. I'm going to start playing along again and actually link up in the future.

Maude Lynn said...

What a wonderful tribute to your sister!

Pam said...

Very sweet post.

Danielle said...

Now, that was the sweetest post. How cute. I hope my younger sibling will write something sweet like this for me! :)

Lisa said...

Hey, you had at least ONE color picture from your child hood! Moving along. LOVE the pictures and can't believe you named the pig after her and she still let you use her car! LOL Love it!

Unknown said...

This is a sweet post :-) in a funny way too - which are my favorite kinds of posts!

Floortime Lite Mama said...

awwwww that is so sweet
You both sound like such great brother and sister
I am very close to my sister as well

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said...

What a great post. I have an older brother - and while I have never named a pig after him, I can relate in so many ways - he was my body guard and confidante for year.

on a side note...

"(Rach in: *plugging my ears* la la la la la la la la)

(Mr. Daddy in: Rach, what good would that do???)"

Yeah...I laughed out loud at that one....

Aunt Crazy said...

aaaaaawwwwwwwwwww how sweet

and OMG that is one bad a&& car there!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Daddy, it is so good to get over here and read your stories again. Loving the photos, too. said...

Such a sweet post from a sweet little brother.

Such a softie :)

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