It's my baby's birthday today. Bill is 33 years old. Hard to believe that's possible considering I am only 40. Be that as it may, Happy Birthday Billy!
We had some fun birthday parties back in the day. I found this photo from his 9th birthday in 1986. He is surrounded by pretty girls. That frequently was the case while he was growing up. In this photo, cousins Angie, Jessie and Lizzie and neighbor Courtney Oleson look on while he opens gifts. Doesn't he look relaxed in this setting? Doug, seems to be disinterested, but my guess is he was listening to everything that was said and planning his next move.
Doug did get his goat sometimes, not that Bill didn't get back at him plenty.
But they were very close in spite of their competition and teasing. And they still are close and there's nothing that makes me smile as easily as hearing the two of them laugh at some private joke they have together.