Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The "Haves" and the "Have-Nots"

My baby brother (I say "baby" - he'll be 18 in October) is in Washington, D.C. this week participating in a scholar's program created by his school. He will get to meet heads of state, have dinner with congressmen, tour the White House, intern at the Pentagon - all sorts of fun and once-in-a-lifetime things.

This is Bran and Bud Krogh after their round-table discussion. You may know him better as a member of the Nixon administration who served time for his role in Watergate; he also is the guy who introduced Elvis to Nixon during his infamous visit to the White house.

This is a program Brandon was chosen to participate in by people at Baylor, the private school he attends.

I attended Ooltewah High, the very public Home of the Owls, at which I learned what a doobie was (not by experience) and the closest I got to meeting a diplomat was when I gave a tour of the new wing to a school board member.

My dad, ever the humble public school teacher himself, was quick to remind Brandon when he began Baylor that "there are the 'haves' and the 'have-nots.' We are the 'have-nots'."

I wasn't there for the conversation, so I'm not really sure what exactly we "have- not" of.

Until today, when I viewed this picture of Brandon on his trip to our nation's capitol.

What we have not of?

Is class.




Whitney said...

What an honor though, seriously!

Betsy said...

Hahaha....does Brandon go to Baylor University? I went there for two years!

Meagan said...

LAUGHING MY BOOTY OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Amanda said...

That is hilarious! I love Brandon! However, it is so awesome that he had that matter how he might have acted! Haha!

Rosie said...

LOL! That's hilarious. You really crack me up. I miss you! My friend that lives in Ooltewah went to Baylor and all three of her sisters. Small world!

Sarah said...

That's really cool! He'l always remember this kind of experience!

Lauren Kelly said...

How exciting!!!!!

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Jess :) said...

That's great!! I so, sometimes, wonder what it would've been like to have a brother?!?! :) Now you've shed just a little more light into what that would be like!! :0)

Thank you!

Leigh Ann said...

Hee hee hee hee hee hee! What an honor and how hysterical!!!

Rachel Wheat said...

I'll take humor over class any day!