Dear Brother: Happy Birthday. I won't say how many years because we both already know. I hope you get lots of presents just like in this picture that was taken circa 1957 or '58 at our house on Wilder Avenue in Hawaii.
I have no idea who that blonde girl is with you, but she is either taking your presents and you don't care because mom is showing you your birthday cake, OR you were as sweet and generous then as you are now and encouraged her to select one to open and keep. Chris is making a brisket in your honor along with some corn on the cob and I am going to throw together some cole slaw with apples, cilantro, and celery that I saw on the Pioneer Woman this morning. There may or may not be some kind of caramel-cashew-white chocolate-oat squares to go with as well. Because even if you are not here, we are celebrating like you are. I mailed your present to you today. Be watching for it. It's extremely special.