Posted by: Admin | May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Roger!

When I was 9 years old I was given a brother. They named him Roger, after our dad, and he is still known as “Little Rog” in our family despite being over six foot tall. That was 41 years ago today and I’d love to post you a picture, but I know he’s shy. He also has a very responsible and very public job, so he wouldn’t want the whole world to know any of the following:

  • He can’t hold his drink (except when it’s still in the glass)
  • He once played guitar on the same stage as Paul McCartney
  • The two performances were only 30 odd years apart
  • Lots of children suck their thumb. Roger preferred to suck the digital components of a victory salute 
  • I have photographs of him hogging the bouncy castle at his niece’s 18th birthday party
  • And naked baby pics galore
  • He was loved and babied by 3 older sisters
  • Yet remained unaffected by any of the indignities we heaped upon him
Fact is, there are no skeletons in his closet that I can reveal on here. He loves his wife, he loves his family, he is a credit to his profession and a thoroughly decent human being. And I love him. Very much. I don’t think I’ve ever told him that (cat’s out the bag now!)
Happy birthday, little brother.


  1. Brothers and sisters are so important, because they help you to keep the memories of your generation – parents have a different perspective. I would be totally lost without my sisters – they are my constant support and joy.

    • My sisters drive me spare! But I wouldn’t be without them, and love them dearly 🙂

  2. Hear hear xxx Happy Birthday Bro x

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