|The Tipton Brothers - Ron, Isaac and John December 1985|
I am the oldest of three brothers. I have no sisters.
I was born in 1941. My second brother Isaac, Jr. was born in 1943. He was named after my father because my Mother said she hated the name "Isaac". Also, Isaac is blonde as was our father.
|My brother Isaac, Jr. - 1945|
|Isaac W. Tipton, Jr. Army MP Germany|
My third brother John was born in 1944. He was named after our uncle John Hannum Tipton who our family thought died in World War II (he was a paratropper who parachuted into Belgium). After the war we discovered our uncle John was a prisoner of war in a German prisoner of war camp in an Austrian castle.
|My Uncle John H. Tipton (on right) - 1943|
|My brother John Tipton - ironically he spent his Army years also in Germany as a driver|
|Me (in the middle) pushing the point in on my brother John's goofy hat. I remember doing this! - 1947|
Of course we had our "differences" growing up. Mainly because both of them resisted my direction as the Older Brother.
|Proof positive that Big Brother Ron is still giving directions to his "little" brothers - 2010|
|Me (middle) enjoying a Dixie Cup after weeding our eight rows of Pop's corn - 1951|
|Me (in the middle) with my brother John and our father Isaac, Sr.- 1962|
|Me and my "little" brothers - 2010|
|Me (left) with Isaac and John - 1980|
|Mom with "her boys" - 2005|
|Brothers John, Ron and Isaac - 2005|
|Isaac, John and me at the French Creek State Park - 1955 - the day the Andrea Doria sunk (I remember where I was)|
|Brothers John and Isaac with kittens - Isaac has a cat today - check out the bare feet - we never wore shoes in the summer time - 1955|
|Pop and Mom and me (middle) with my brothers John (left) and Isaac (right) - 1946|
Isaac lives in the family home in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with his cat Ditto.
|Isaac and me at the family home in Downingtown, PA - 2012|
|Me with my brothers on my back deck in 2010. Guess whose in charge? So obvious.|