A to Z Theme 2016
For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
N-Number of siblings (#atozchallenge)
Number of Siblings...
My family was kind of divided into two eras in a manner of speaking. My sister and I were born at the beginning of the 50's while my other brothers and my other sister were of the 60's. Actually, I have a twin brother and sister who were born in June of 1959, but that means their early years were mostly in the 60's. Another brother--the last child that my parents had--was born near the end of 1962.
What this span comes down to is that when my sister Joy and I were in high school, my other siblings were all little kids still in elementary school. I helped take care of them when they were babies and they annoyed me as they got older. By the time I had left home as an adult they were in high school leading lives that I didn't know much about.
Having a bunch of siblings was nice back then and it's nice now. I didn't know anything else, but I'm glad I had brothers and sisters. I try to keep up with them on a regular basis, especially Joy--I usually call her at least once a week. And it's great when we get together, which for me is only once or twice a year since I live far from them. We almost always have a good time.
As a side note, my brother has told me some of the things he did back when he was younger. I would have never known it had he not told me, but he and his friends used to get into my stuff sometimes. I would have been so mad back then, but now we both laugh about it. After all they were ornery kids at the time so I should have probably expected it.
Family is pretty wonderful in my view. I've got decent siblings and growing up with them was a good time. Oh, and in case you didn't figure it out, the number of my siblings is four--two brothers and two sisters and I am the oldest.
How many siblings do you have? What kind of relationship do you have with your siblings now? Are you oldest, youngest, or in the middle?