Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to my brother.

It's birthday week in my family. My brother's is today, Dad's on Saturday and my sister's is on Tuesday.

It is a Caribbean tradition not to cut a male child's hair until he is one year-old or starts speaking. One of my friends said it's an old school Jewish tradition as well. As a result my younger brother had the biggest 'fro ever as a baby.

As I was packing up I asked my former co-worker to scan these photos. Today my brother is a married man with two young boys.

Aught! Happy Birthday to one of my best friends.

My poor Pink Panther stuffed animal is on the floor. The second photo was taken at the Turtle Back Zoo in South Orange, New Jersey.



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

tracey k/ohio: moving to Italy = $$$; photos from old school w/older sister wearing hair barrette to hold down her bangs & baby bro with big fro braids = priceless! (LOL!) Also, I missed yesterday's post - LOVE the Charlie Brown clip - I'd never seen that one to OutKast. I also hear ya on the news. Some mornings it gets to be so much that instead of news while getting ready for work, I watch reruns of the Steve Harvey show & laugh instead. Have a great Easter weekend!!!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Tracey K - ha. Those are some big fro braids.
You have a great Easter too.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

You guys were the cutest sibs ever! And I'd forgotten about those bunny head in a transparent oval balloons.

Happy B'day to your brother!

Claudia said...

Happy late birthday to your brother! Great pics.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how cute!

Ms. ATL

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

jen - I used to love those ballons. ha

claudia - thank you.

ms. Atl - grazie.

Linda said...

Awwww! What sweet pictures! You guys were so cute. Childhood pics from the 70s are the best. You can't get polyester like that now. Now I feel like calling up my little bro.

p.s. When did you meet Claudio Santamaria? I hate you! ; )

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

linda - don't hate. :)

I met him the last time I was in Rome. One of my friends knows him and we were hanging out at some cafe near Piazza Navona. He is very nice.

gibber said...

cute pix! you should have posted the one where bro is being rude and laughing on the couch and you have this absolute look of horror on your face. hands down my favorite picture of the two of you :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

gibber - ha. I remember that photo. He was "haddin" at times.