Happy Birthday, Lin!

With one of us named Kirby and another nicknamed Lin you can imagine that people used to get my brother and I confused on first meeting. My mom is still ticked off at the Frederick and Nelson Santa who said, “And, Kirby, what do you want for Christmas?” and then got mad at me for answering, instead of my brother to whom the question was directed.

Lin has a wicked sense of humor and is prone to adding his name to birthday cards other people have bestowed upon our mom and dad. He is a gifted high school English teacher, avid fisherman and Harley rider. He’s faced some big life challenges with quiet strength and though he tries to be curmudgeonly, he doesn’t quite manage.

Happy Birthday, little brother.