Thursday, January 17, 2008

Darryl's Birthday

Yesterday, January 16th, was the 46th Anniversary of my brother Darryl's birth. I say it that way because my brother died over 21 year ago from Leukaemia. We like to celebrate on his birthday and remember him with a slice of apple pie since that was his dessert of choice. I had my brother Dion and his family over for the celebration. A few years ago Dion put together some DVD's of memories and pictures and old home movies so we watched those and laughed and cried. Its always a special thing for me. I don't have a lot of memories of him, I was only 4 when he died. But its very important for me to keep his memory alive and to teach Ryan and my kids about him. So Happy Birthday Darryl. We love you!


Emily said...

this made me tear up a little. i don't have a lot of memories of darryl but i do very specifically remember his funeral. i also remember riding on his back (like a horse) and playing tiger in our basement. that's about it. happy birthday darryl!

Nicole said...

That is really nice to celebrate him and remember him like you do. Very neat!

Anonymous said...

I wish I lived closer at times like this. No one in my family likes apple pie. :-( Happy Birthday Darryl!