Today is my brother Ted's birthday! He is the 5th of seven children -- but he is the oldest of the three "little kids" in our family. As mentioned in earlier posts the experiences of the "big kids" are completely different than those of the "little kids." It's almost like we were not raised in the same family.
Ted was the clear leader of the little kids -- all three were boys. He kept them in line (or so I hear). Dan and Don need to leave a comment. When "Teddy" was a baby, we idolized him. We would all sing to him in his baby bed and make him laugh. We used to have this stupid little song that we made up and would sing. The words were:
Teddydore, Teddydore, always standing by the door . . .
If he hollers let 'em go, he falls down on the floor.
This makes absolutely no sense, but I remember it to this day.
We lived in our first house in Golf Manor until Ted was three. Here he is pictured celebrating his third birthday. My mother was already pregnant with child number six. Within four months of Ted's birthday, the family would have added Dan to the family and moved into a new (to us), bigger home.
As I write this I was just hit by the fact that my Mom and Dad had to try to market a too small house with five kids when she was VERY pregnant. In addition, with a six-week old baby they had to pack everything and move. No one got to be "the baby" for long.
Karen, Tim and Ted celebrating his 5th birthday.
|Ted is the one standing in the middle.|
Ted -- be sure to check them out. You may not even be aware that some of these pictures exist. Happy birthday from all of us.
Links to the photoshows: Open Your Gifts
Happy Birthday (Jones Version)
Be sure to click to see them "full screen."