Monday, October 24, 2016

I'm So Excited

I received email last night from the Kid Brother. Email! His wonderful family, the staff at AHRC NYC, took him to buy a mobile phone and immediately set up an email account for him. He's already taking pictures and sending them to me.

FIFTH AVENUE AND 54TH STREET.
(MOMA IS ON 53RD BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH.)

Yesterday afternoon, they went to MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art) where I'm told he really enjoyed himself. Along with a slightly blurry street scene, the Kid Brother also shared a couple of even blurrier photos of his favorite artworks, and a close-up of his own artistic creation inspired by his day at MOMA. Of course, I like his creation the best.



It was 2 a.m. when the messages came in, but I happened to be up and immediately sent him a quick (and simple) note. This morning, I sent him photos of the cats.

A KID BROTHER ORIGINAL.

So, now not only can we speak on the phone every weekend (and, hopefully, one of these days on FaceTime), but I can also email a brief note and photo to him every day just to feel connected.

NOW IF THEY COULD JUST GET HIM TO
SHOW SOME EXCITEMENT!!!

If the Kid Brother were to watch this video, he would say, "You're a nut!!!"

35 comments:

  1. Fantastic and heart-warming news!

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    1. Stewart:
      You were always so kind! Ah, those days bowling with The Kid Brother in tow!

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    1. anne marie:
      We've got three of his watercolors framed. He's done some beautiful work.

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  3. What fun to be able to stay in touch with him! I had to smile when I saw the PLAID design he made for you!

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    1. Ms Sparrow:
      I thought that plaid was hilarious. Maybe he'll give it to us next time we see him!

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  4. Very Nice! I feel your excitement myself... just makes me feel good read this. Sounds like his "family" are very good people.

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    1. Sharon:
      The people at AHRC are wonderful!

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  5. I really like Chuck's painting!!
    How cool that you guys are connected by phone/email!!! This is wonderful for you both.

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    1. Jim:
      He's done some beautiful watercolors that we've got framed. So great to have a way to contact him every day. I just wrote a brief note that he should be able to read.

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  6. Looks like Chuck inherited some of DD's artistic talent! And he's right - you are a nut.

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    1. Wilma:
      He would laugh out loud at your "a nut" agreement. Yes, he really does have some artistic talent. I'll have to do another blog post on the paintings we have.

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  7. Very cool, and I love his artwork as well. That's a talented Kid brother you there!

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    1. Bob:
      It's amazing how much more relaxed I am knowing I can send him a picture or brief note whenever I want. He is definitely talented.

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  8. Such good people where your brother lives. So glad you guys can stay connected now. He is artistic just like you!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      AHRC really did change his life and the entire family's. A great organization filled with really kind and caring people.

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  9. He probably already knows more than me with technology.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      He has no fear of technology. My mother used to sometimes drive me crazy. "I don't have that button on my printer." "Yes, you do, mom, I set it up and know it's there." "No, I don't. You're mistaken." "Chuck, show her, please!" He'd step over to the printer and voila!

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  10. Oh, that's great news! I agree with "Cheapchick"'s comment :) I really like his use of color and all of that :)

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    1. Judy:
      He's got a great color sense when it comes to painting and I wish he could teach me how to correctly use and blend watercolors.

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  11. How wonderful that now you can feel even closer to your brother.

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    1. Stephen:
      I shouldn't be, but I am surprised at how much more relaxed this makes me. Such a great connection.

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  12. Great news.... it really is incredible what we can do these days ... distance isn't what it use to be...

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  13. How fun. Facebook can't be far off.

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    1. Travel:
      Oh, I think Facebook might be a step too far! But this is more than we ever expected.

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    1. Michael:
      Yeah, I'm still excited. I love being able to write him a little note every day. I hope he's been able to open what I've sent him. I'll found out Sunday.

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  15. now your brother is a man of 21st century

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    1. Gosia:
      And he's better at it than Jerry who has never even take a photo with his phone!

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  16. That's fantastic! So proud of Chuck and very happy for you both!

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    1. Carole:
      Really fun for me! And he's more advanced than Jerry now, who still has a dumb (as opposed to a smart) phone!

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  17. We always expect they can't do that much, but I see it in my own brother (with Down) they do remarkable things.

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    1. Peter:
      Everyone needs room to spread their wings.

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  18. I too marveled at the artistic endeavor of your brother. Good for him !

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