GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Monday, October 11, 2010

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother



About my brother. 

 Jimmy was a Marine who served in Vietnam and received a purple heart.  

He doesn't do well with life in general...  he's had addictions, several marriages that ended in divorce, and health problems.  

He's lived in shacks, hotels, houses and cars.  He's always been a hard worker but has never known quite how to 'have a life'.  He has a beat up old car that barely runs and lives a few hours away from me.

  He is now disabled.  

His medal might be purple...  but his true heart is made of gold.  If Jimmy had ten dollars to his name and you asked him for it... he'd give it to you.  His generosity is probably why he has absolutely nothing to this day. 

I love my brother Jimmy, and I missed his birthday last week.


That is why I'm baking his favorite cupcakes and sending them out to him tomorrow.


Grandma's Chocolate Chip Muffins



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Shhhh...  don't tell Jimmy I'm sending him cupcakes.  It's a surprise.



Ready for the oven



Golden and Delicious.  

Happy Birthday Brother!!!