My Beloved and I called our brother-in-law at 7 o’clock this morning to sing him happy birthday.
He didn’t answer. He might have been sleeping or working or fishing or just ignoring us (but I don’t think so–we’re excellent singers).
He’s the type of guy who makes May 30 worth celebrating. I love him almost as much as my sister does. He likes catsup by the gallon, a good deal, Apple stock, the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Vikings (for which we forgive him) and a good boat ride (which might mean a relaxing putt-putt around the lake or a raucous one dragging water skiers behind).
He’s an excellent pilot, a great dad, a capable remodeler and the voice of reason in most conversations.
Here’s to deserving brothers-in-law!