We will be traveling back up to Pennsylvania in August. This will be the first visit “home” since we moved 1000 miles south and 8 states away. We will be staying with my parents. My mom is quite excited to have Maxfield staying with her. Lauren and I are merely Max’s means of transportation to PA.
Mom sent out an email to my siblings. Part of it read …"we will have a family get together to welcome the Florida (our Last Name), who will be visiting for a week. Hope the date is good for all. This way everyone will have a chance to touch base with the family, and see how Maxfield has grown. It will be casual. We'll have food and drink. Not sure yet what the menu will be. Time wise, it will be afternoon say, around 2:30 or so, till whenever. Please let me know if you are coming. "
I think it is very nice that my mom is arranging to have a gathering for us. It will be easier than Lauren and I trying to visit everyone while we are there. My other brother’s have already started with the barrage of comments.
Lawn Whisperer replied to all: "This is an outrage! How come he gets a special day? Memorial Day, Labor Day, Presidents Day, and Bill Day. That is amazing. Bill, you should be honored. Jim never had a Day, and Tony (brother in law) has yet to have a Day. That is impressive that you leap frogged those two. August **st is now Bill Day. The same guy that makes fun of us over the internet. The Blogosphere is filled with jokes about us, and incriminating pictures because of Bill, but he gets a Day. I am not jealous. No."
Dan replied to all: "I moved to Florida for a short period of time..............YEAH, NO PARTY
I have been in New Jersey for 12 years now, and not once has someone had a party for me because I moved out of state............NO PARTY Bill, who must be MOM'S 2nd favorite son, has been gone for maybe 4 months and is getting a summer bash. I think we should make it just like old times and get a little rowdy so the Police Department have something to do on that weekend. I hear it has been a little quiet around there since we all moved away with the exception of Mike and Baby Jesus (The Favorite)."
I have not heard of any other fall out from my other siblings.
John (LW) did call me to tell me he is calling his local congressman to see if it can be a National Holiday. He said, "Oh I am wiriting it in my calendar right now. Next year there better be a Bill Day."
I know I am loved.