Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Four of Us

Hi. It is Kelly--not my Dad. Sorry to disappoint. I hijacked his blog. Just couldn't help myself. I wanted to make sure this photo found its place here. It made me grin. The four of us at my godfather's retirement party in the very early '90s. The bulky shoulder pads on Mom and me give the decade away. At least we don't have the big bang thing going on. AquaNet was my friend in the '80s. And Bryan in a suit--a rare find!
The Four of Us. It makes me sad that we won't have anymore family photos. Our family is getting ready to take our yearly family picture (though it has been more than one year since the last one!) and I was lamenting that Bryan wouldn't be in it. But then again, he only endured them out of courtesty to me and Mom. Lucky bro, you are off the hook this time! And I am so thankful that we have so many of us all together. They are priceless treasures.
How are you all doing? It was nice to see the Klungreseter Klan a few weeks ago. I have some fun photos of our time together. But not of all the marinara sauce slurping down my chin as I devoured a BellyBuster from Busy Bee. That will remain a mental image for you lucky ones!
Miss you!
"Grief is what cultivates the soil for the seeds of joy. " Ann Voskamp


Anonymous said...

What a great picture; I really don't remember it but I love it. Bryan was really a good looking guy but it's his smile and laugh I miss the most. How he could make me laugh. One of my fondest memories is of him and I watching "Blue Collar Comedy". It was just him and I and we laughed so long and hard we woke David up.

Anonymous said...

I remember that night too! It brought me out of a dead sleep and when I came into the room to see what the heck was going on, the two of you were doubled over in convulsions holding your sides and laughing to beat the band. I had to wait until the next evening to see it and although I laughed hard myself, it never reached the peak that you and Bryan hit that night and I think it might have something to do with the fact that Bryan wasn't there with me to share the momment. I know also that there will be many more times than I ever imagined that he won't be with me to share in my joy,happiness and yes even grief and for that I will surely ache time and time again. But rest assured that my "Little Snuss" is never far from my thoughts and will aleays be on my mind.


WARNING! Tissues Required-Video Slideshow of Bryan's Life-Sorry the music was muted!