Although we were only two-years-old at the time, my brother insists that he remembers our first trip to Hungary and especially this picture of us taken while playing tag in Hero's Square.
We passed it around at Thanksgiving and my kids couldn't stop giggling at "Uncle Bud's funny-looking suit," and "Mommy's goofy shoes."
No, I didn't crop it on purpose - though, scanning it to fit worked out nicely - it's a picture of a picture and...well...my sister-in-law's the computer whiz, not me!
She's working on a scrapbook for my brother - don't worry, he doesn't read my blog and I don't think I ruined any sort of surprise - and did wonders with this really worn (okay, it's not that old) photo of us.
I wish you could see it.
It looks practically brand new and as if it were only taken...well...way less than 40 years ago, anyways.
A lot has changed since then and - although we still try to see and speak Hungarian with my parents, as much as we can - my brother and I both have very busy lives which, unfortunately, means that we don't get to see each other as often as...well...since way back (okay, not that far) when we were kids, really.
But, when we do, it's like we were little...all...over...again.
[same dorky grin]
I stand on my tip-toes, kiss him, tell him what's been bothering me and then remind him to call our folks, sometime soon.
[sounding like Fozzy Bear]
You see, it's been like this...well...forever.
Even as babies, my parents said I was always the restless one - jumping the hell out of my crib while my brother sat in one corner, contently staring at his socks - and it's sometimes hard to believe that my brother is even a Gemini, let alone being born twins!
Gemini go everywhere together, hand-in-hand, symbolizing your dual nature. Our world comes in pairs: good and evil, male and female, in and out, yin and yang -- and you Geminis are living proof.
You think that's freaky - then you should really see my shoes!