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It was great to hear from my “brothers’ and “sisters” on the occasion of my birthday today. For the “actual” relatives who chose not to, thanks for the validation.

theleansubmariner

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. ~Maya Angelou

If you are lucky in life, you get to have a real brother. This is no reflection on my actual siblings that I grew up with, but with the exception of my Brother Little Mac, I didn’t find out what “brother” really meant till later in life. (Little Mac is the guy trying to escape in the picture bellow. We spent nearly four years together on the USS San Francisco SSN 711) Don’t get me wrong, I would still honor all of the “family” obligations. We come from a very long line family connections dating back to the family’s arrival in the US.

MacPhersons 1960's 2nd

Brotherhood means a lot more to me now. A brother is someone who…

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