My Brother "Larry"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
A humorous if not macabre true family story

Submitted: June 06, 2008

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MY OLDER BROTHER “LARRY”
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First, let it be known that in fact I never had a real brother Larry.
 
Larry was created full grown at my Dad’s wake when my older sister Lenore became annoyed by being introduced as the oldest by either myself or my brother John to all the friends and neighbors paying their respects. We created “Larry” on the spot.
 
When queried as to why Larry wasn’t in attendance John said he was living in California and I added that he was a brain surgeon who had some particularly dire case that needed his attention. Lenore smiled now that she was no longer the oldest and our story held up through the long night.
 
If you think this behavior of ours was in some way disrespectful at such a time then you didn’t know my Dad. We were confident that if his spirit was near by he would be highly amused!
 
Later at the dinner for only family and the closest of friends my Mom looked up from her plate and sweetly inquired as to just who this “Larry” was that we were all laughing and chatting about….weaving evermore complicated and outrageous stories of ” Larry” as a child. When we explained Lenore’s need for an older brother she didn’t skip a beat and announced to the table,
 
“Oh, yes, Larry………………. He was a difficult birth”.


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