The Mind Bending Truth
I don't know If any of you guys had an older brother growing up . I sure did . And my older brother did , well , older brother things . You know , like knocking my displayed G.I. Joe's over from across the room with a balled up sock . One day he threw my Secret Wars Captain America figure out of a second story window . Into the snow ! Luckily Cappy left an imprint and I was able to to pull him out of his icy grave . How apropos . But here's the mind bending truth . Our older brothers loved us . Albeit In their own weird,oppressive way . I remember one day , I'm guessing In 1987, I was sitting on my bedroom floor looking at a G.I. Joe card-back , checking off figures I already had . Just then my brother walks In . I wait for the pillows to come flying across the room and brace for impact . To my surprise not a pillow was thrown . Not an insult hurled . He wanted my card back to see which Joe figures I needed . He tells me to choose one , places the card back inside the pocket of his leather bomber and walks out . An hour and a half later he walks back into the room , reaches into his coat and tosses a carded Dr. Mindbender figure onto the bed ! Faith restored!!!! I knew my brother had It In him . These small yet memorable acts of kindness happened on more than one occasion and I'm sure they were his way of saying "I love you,bro!" ,without all the mushiness.