|Brothers Ronald and Isaac Tipton 1945|
I have two brothers. I am the oldest followed by my brother Isaac who is a year and a half younger than me. Then there is my youngest brother John, who is 2 1/2 years younger than me.
This is the first of several parts of a posting about my brother Isaac. I was going to have one large post but my posts have gotten so big lately that I have decided to shorten my posts. If I have more to say, then I will do additional posts.
I am one of those very lucky children who has brothers. I'll admit that growing up I wasn't too thrilled (at times) that I had brothers. After all, I was the oldest and this 'heir to the crown' or crown prince so to speak. Now that I have matured I have gotten over my selfishness and sibling rivalry and realize how fortunate I am to have two such brothers as I have.
Of course we all have totally different personalities. We don't even look alike. The older I get the more I look like my father (which upon first discovery somewhat disconcerted me because my father and I never had a close relationship but that is a subject for a different blog posting).
My father's name was Isaac. When I was born he wanted to name me Isaac, Jr. My Mother was vehemently against that idea. She said "You're not going to name any of our children that ugly name!" So my father relented because Mom was the boss of our family, and I was named after Ronald Coleman, the movie actor popular at the time I was born (1941).
When my brother was born a year and a half later, my father wanted to name him Isaac, Jr. This time my Mother relented. How ironic because my brother is so much like my father! In fact, both of them were blonde (I have very dark brown hair, I take after my Mother.)
Growing up we had the typical 'Oldest Child, Middle Child, Youngest Child' factor . Being the oldest, I was the favorite of my Mother. Yes, I was a "Mama's Boy." I plead guilty. Isaac, being the middle child, tended to get overlooked. Our youngest brother, John, was my father's pet, which I greatly resented.
Now that we are adults, I am very proud to state that we are all the best of friends. Even though Isaac, John and I have differing political views and they are straight and I am gay, we are not only brothers, we are best friends. In fact they are my BEST FRIENDS. Know why? Because no matter what I say or do they will ALWAYS be my brothers and always have unconditional love for me and I will have for them.
I love my brothers, especially Isaac.
|Brothers Isaac and Ron Tipton March 13, 2011|