Today is my brother Hamilton's birthday. It's a family name that goes back to Scotland I believe. Above is a picture from earlier in the year with me and Ham and my older sister Angie. Ham currently lives in Miami. I see him often enough, about 4 or 5 times a year.
Ham has a genius intellect combined with the worst common sense in the history of the universe. He's a a scientist and a born salesman. He now sells chemicals to pharmaceutical companies and has traveled around the world with his work. He spends more time in airports than I do at the grocery store.
Ham and I are probably more alike than either of us would ever care to admit. This is why we drive each other as crazy as we do.
I remember my younger sister Karrie telling a story years ago. She was at Blockbuster in our hometown when the guy behind the counter asked if she was related to Paige Lenox. She said "yes, she's my sister." He asked if she was related to Ham Lenox, and she said "yes, he's my brother." The guy looked her up and down and said, "well, how did you turn out so normal?" I think that about sums it up.
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