Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Growing up without video games, ipods and all the other devices that keep kids in the house today, we actually used our imagination when we played. One of our favorite imaginary games was "Tarzan", and yes...I was usually him. It was just no fun being "Jane"( that was usually played by my cousin Pam). But the MOST important part of all was that of "Cheeta"(you know...the monkey) That role always went to my brother Greg. I am almost 6 years older than him so he was easily convinced that playing a "monkey" was great! And he was a GREAT monkey... complete with sound effects. The best part was that after a while he really WANTED to play Cheeta. I don't think he would have been Tarzan if we offered it to him. (of course we never did)
Looking back, I couldn't have asked for a better baby brother.

Greg is over 40 now and is one of my best friends. I don't get to talk to him that often but, I know where he is and he knows where I am, always. Greg managed to graduate from College while raising a family (no easy task). He has always been the Dad that helped Coach the girls in softball when they were small, and now that they are older you'll find him cooking hundreds of Boston butts to raise funds for the team, in other words...he's a very "hands on" Dad. I appreciate Greg for so many things, things like being a great role model for my boys, being a great cook and carrying on the Fourth of July tradition, and for having sense enough to marry Melody. But most of all for being a Christian and raising my nieces up in a Christian Household.
Love ya "Cheeta"
It was nice growing up with someone like you - someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on! ~Author Unknown


Anonymous said...

Greg and Jimmy are the best brothers in law a man could have. I am so thankful to call them brothers.

greg said...

Finally, The prop's I deserve :) But....is all you could come up with is the Cheata story?

Love you,


LaBreeska said...

I was talking to Sharon and she said Greg always played the "Fonz" too. Got any of those stories?!