There are times when I really enjoy being the Big Sister in my family.
The ‘being responsible’ thing really does blow, but do you know what the upside is?
You get to get away with a lot because as the oldest you get to blindside your inexperienced parents. Seriously, they have no idea about what is normal and what is not when it comes to kids.
Especially if your firstborn is a creative thinker.
Like, I have been exploring my family tree and I’ve come across a few interesting things- like one of my relatives was a solider in the American Revolution- something I don’t particularly crow about because the other half of my family were British and Canadian and why cause a bunch of my dearly departed to spin in their graves?
Anyway-meet Isaac Ross:
But a recent find tickled my Big Sister funny bone.
This is a distant cousin of mine named Bertram Douglas Godfrey- he was a Reverend.
Yeah. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around that. The thing is, the Godfreys have been naming their sons Bertram since the 16oo’s- so finding another Bertram Godfrey wasn’t exactly a huge find- what I thought was great was that my Dad’s name is Bertram Godfrey and my little brother’s name is Douglas Godfrey.
So when I found a grave with both their names mashed onto the headstone I had a big laugh and great idea little brother’s birthday card or better yet a Christmas card because I am THAT kind of Big Sister and I can get away with things like that.
If you would like, in the photos below, you can meet Bertram Douglas Godfrey in his final resting place.
He lived and died in England, he and his wife and children lived in Australia for about three years and he served in the military for the British ( ahem ) in WW1
and he made me glad I am the kind of Big Sister who shall always do and revel in being and doing the kind of silly stunts that Big Sisters do:
Anita Marie Moscoso
Anita Marie Godfrey