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Monday, June 05, 2006

Whatever you say.

I was reading Kelly's blog and she mentioned a boy named Travis Dolan. He lived next door to us when I was growing up. He was a total punk! He taught my brother, Kevin, many a bad word. Well, he had a little sister named Tiffany. I think she was a year younger than me and she and I were friends. She was very sweet, compared to her big brother. We would be sitting at dinner and she would walk up the steps to our back porch and just walk right into the kitchen - whacha doin?? Granted she was probably 4 or so at the time.
One day, when I was about 5 years old, my brothers told me we were declaring war on the Dolans. I had no idea what this meant but I figured if they were doing it, it must be important and I wanted to be involved. So Rob...or was it Kevin (Probably Kevin, he is the evil sneaky middle brother) told me that my job in this war was to take care of Tiffany. No questions asked, I marched outside, very determined and angry. I didn't really understand why, but felt it was important. There I found little Tiffany happily playing in our front yard. She smiled and said, "Hi" as I walked up to her and just clocked her one without a word, and watched as she fell to the ground crying. I just stood there proud and satisfied that I had carried out my task.
I think back at that now and wonder why she continued to talk to me. Probably the same reason I did whatever my brothers told me to do.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's why I liked you, you are one 'tough chika'. Never mess with the 'Schmidt's'. Have a great day.
Shan

Gingers Mom said...

never trust the pastor's kids.

beadinggalinMS said...

gotta luv your siblings.
Thanks for the visit at my blog. :)

DreadPyrateRobert said...

Now, in all fairness...that was freakin' hilarious!

Robert aka Big Brother(Who is in fact watching you)

DreadPyrateRobert said...

You know, she's probably some sociopathic maladjusted freak now because she was taught by the neighbors daughter at a very tender age that you just couldn't trust anyone. With THAT thought, have a nice day. ;)

Robert aka Big Brother(Who is in fact watching you)

Gingers Mom said...

I take no responsibility. I place all blame on my brother, Rob.

DreadPyrateRobert said...

I'm sure the courts would see it differently...

Robert aka Big Brother(Who is in fact watching you)

Carolyn said...

Aren't you a meanie? LOL

Mel said...

hahaha!! Must have been something wrong with me...I NEVER did what brother said. My favorite thing was to get him into trouble. Hey...he made it sooo easy!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

QueenieCarly said...

That story was awful! Wow. Was it as horrific for you to tell as it was for me to read??? Wow.

Gingers Mom said...

I have to admit, it used to make me laugh. Now that I am a mom...it makes me feel bad.

Blogget Jones said...

You took care of her all right! My sister once clocked the kid across the street with a pot lid, because he'd been mean to me earlier in the day. I do wonder what that was like from his perspective.

Isn't it funny how our childhood memories change when we look back as adults? Well, maybe not *funny*.... ;o)

Miss Kelly said...

Do pastors' kids believe in Karma? Maybe you should be like Earl (My Name Is Earl) and try to make it up to her now.

Sharlene said...

Hey there! Never been to your blog but logged on through Kelly's. I forgot you were the one that lived next to Travis. The Dolan's were my parent's best friends. Up until they divorced anyways.

Very sad story! It was Tiffany though, not Stephanie.

Gingers Mom said...

That's right! Tiffany! Of course. She really was a sweet little girl...

tiffany said...

I am sure that it was the sneaky, evil, middle brother, Kevin's idea. He likes to manipulate people and stand back and smirk as the pawns do his e-v-i-l work. So, I married him!