My sibs are 13, 11 and 5 years my senior. Quite a few miscarriages in between and I was a "slipped drip" I am sure. All very different people and spread out such that we dont know each other well as adults. Then there's the current of religion running through a couple of them.
Hmmm. Well I have a goofy, born again Christian/hell fire and brimstone, only sister 13 years my senior. She did indeed change my diapers and was a best friend of mine growing up. She was always a 4.0 student and got a masters in psychology and another in nursing. She was/became a failed yuppie, spinster and found religion in her 30's. Actually met and got married at 51 (1st time I ever knew she dated). Married a far right Methodist minister. He kind of centered her lol and leaves me and my being gay alone. Nothing but respect to my face. Who knows otherwise. He was a Navy nuke sub reactor tech and got "the call". Has real life experiences from around the world. She has lived in central NY all her life. Near as I know never been west of Buffalo. Sat on a couch as much as possible (became immensely obese) watching The 700 Club, Jimmy Swaggert, Kenneth Copland, Crystal Cathedral dude, etc. (no shit) and gave $$ to all of them. My mom hated I was gay but kept her mouth shut about it. Not like her at all, she was a hard case, so she was trying at least. I never heard my mom swear, ever, except when she (did an a la Dan Savages mom moment) said to my sister and moms twin "If you have a fucking problem w/him you have a fucking problem w/me" and those 3 were love to hate each other best buds. Aunt/moms twin died year before mom and sister kept her distance until we shoveled dirt over mom in 2006 (old gal made it to 90 lol). I had to get a restraining order in NY and WA, and OR, against my sister. She went nuts once Mom died. Phone, mail, ridiculous literature showed up.
My big brother is a great man and good friend as is his gay son, my only nephew and fellow home brewer. Other bro was my tormentor all my young life and we cant be in the same room for 20 minutes w/o being at each others throats. He's an ass hole. I like his wife. Needless to say I do a well attended young and old orphans Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter here and very much appreciate those that took care of me over my young vagabond years.
Sorry about the long post response. Venting after 3 pints of home brew. My apologies. If anything I will say I do miss my dad and he died in 1983. Still crushes me. He was awesome.