I wish I had something special to say to you on this, your belated birthday. However, since it would appear that I have nothing to give or to say, this more or less will be short and sweet..or at least one of the two aforementioned.
Happy belated birthday to my older brother, Carl.
You have many things to be proud of and wonderful kids and wife to light up your life.
I wish you and your awesome family best and nothing but the best. And I’m quite sure that “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you (and yours) all the days, all the days of your life.”
I know dad is looking down smiling, swelling with pride and joy for the man, husband, and father you’ve become.
Although you and I have never been particularly close, which is, yes, almost completely my fault, I do love you and am now and always have been very proud to be able to call you my older brother. I know that the next 100 years will be even greater than the past 100.
Love, Uncle Bub