Archive for January 22nd, 2010

Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou Gun

January 22, 2010

BigBroSteve & YoursTruly

This picture was take in the summer of 1957.  My mother wrote on the back of the photo that I was 9 months old.  BigBro would have been about 4 years old.  We were sitting on the couch at Grandma Packett’s.  I think that I might be wearing a christening outfit.  Irma, my godmother, had said when I was christened by sprinkling, I reached out and pushed the minister’s hand off my head.  I didn’t like water in my face even then, and I’m not sure what that says about my rejection of the minister. 

But the funniest part of this picture to me is the gun.  BigBro is holding a gun, probably only a water gun.  Water, christening, sprinkling, I’m starting to see a pattern.  Surely he didn’t wear overalls to church. 

But I’ll bet he took the gun.