Saturday, August 2, 2008


This is me (Echo), Brandy, and George. These are my cousins. Our parents are Brothers, and Sisters so that makes us First cousins. This was taken down on the Uphold farm at the Reunion on July 26, 2008. This is a very special photo for me for alot of reasons:
1- I don't have alot of pictures of myself. Looking at this I remember why. I mean I take up over half the photo.
2- I don't have any pictures with Brandy, George, and Myself as adults.

I was so glad to see Brandy. We were close growing up. My mom and her mom had a relationship alot like Amanda and I's. I would think they were the original PICs. I am not taking away from how much I love Brandy, but I am writing today because I want to talk about George.

The last serious conversation I had with George was right after my brother Jimmy died. He and George were really tight. I do not want to take away from the relationship they had, but I am not ready to write about that yet.

Today I want to talk about the relationship that I have with George.

George was born in April of 1975, I was born in July of 1975. We were young and we were close. I always thought Georgie was so smart, funny, cute did I mention smart. Hehe
He always did better in school than me. He always had alot of friends. People just always thought he was so cool to be around. He used to come and stay with us in the summer. I have a picture somewhere of the two of us playing Jenga.
At some point he lived in my parents basement, and at some point my brother lived with him. I only ever partied with George once. We were teens and he was with Sheri then. It was a ton of fun. But later in life we just were in two different places, just doing our own thing.
I sit here right now and think, and hurt about how much I really missed George.

I called George on Friday
I said 'I really want to see you'
he said 'I want to see you too but you know I just have less hair and I'm older'
I said 'So, I am older and fatter'
he said 'you're not fat'

Thank you George for saying that but you haven't seen my in like 7 years.

Anyway, when I saw him at the reunion he said 'You're not fat'. Thank You George for loving me just the way I am.

Something else George said to me.
he said 'Echo you and Harmony are like the sisters I never had'
I said 'George you are like one of the only brothers I got left'
then I said 'but we are not going to talk about sad things today'

Then later in the evening I went up to the pavilion to see George shake a leg. He was having a good time. Then the song 'Pictures' came on and he grabbed me and we danced and sang. That song at that moment with that person couldn't have been better. At the end of the song I said 'You have to always stay as cool as Kid Rock'
Lyrics to Pictures
I saw you yesterday with an old friend
it was the same old same how have you been
Since you've been gone my world's been dark and grey
you reminded my of brighter days
I hoped you were coming home to stay

I thought about you for a long time
I can't seem to get you off my mind
I can't understand why we're living life this way

George I am glad that we have found each other again, and I hope that we will work on staying in touch.

I love you Man!


Amanda said...

Good friends are like good beer, I just can't get enough of them.

All joking aside, that was one of the sweetest things I ever read. I hope George reads it and that y'all keep in touch.

gigi said...

Echo, I have a cousin that is like your George. We are closer than my sisters. She actually looks more like me than my sisters do. When people ask we just say we're sisters. Her daughter looks more like me and my boys. BCFF are the best! Stay close to George. He probably needs you more than you know.