Big Brother Travis

Writings by Grace: Letter to My Big Brother

February 6, 2020

Dear Travis Elvis Chicken Butt, Butt Cheeks,

You are my big, handsome brother who inspires me.

I know you went to college, loved cooking, loved hiking, loved skiing, biking, just about anything being outdoors, and were a personal trainer. You were such a good brother, a good uncle, friend, and were so lovable, and loved animals. Your cat Toni misses you, her daddy. She is so funny and still plays with her ping pong ball. I remember her playing and dropping her ball down the basement stairs at your house. Sif your turtle is cute and limber. She loved Toni. She lives with Jessy now, our big sister with Tator Tot and Small Fry (AKA Caleb and Riley) your nephews. Adam and Jessica are married now.

Some things I remember about you are: When I was a baby, you helped me with my muscle tone by jumping on the trampoline with me. I remember you exercising and putting me on your shoulders, and lifting me up and down behind your back. You would talk on the phone with me too, which helped with my vocabulary. I really, really remember and LOVED it when you wore Axe Body Spray and smelled handsome!!

Travis, you drove an Audi car which inspires me to get an Audi when I learn to drive. I wish you were here to help me learn and go driving with me. I remember you’d have the music blasting in the car. You’d play Rock and Roll music, 90’s music, your favorite bands you had on CDs. And don’t forget, Elvis Presley, NOT Elvis Parsley. (That is part of a joke I tell people.) I loved them all!!!

The walks we took to Dominos, DQ, and Walgreens inspire me to walk more. I remember you taught me how to use a smartphone and my Ipad. I really like using emojis and Bitmoji’s today. I wish I could send you a message in heaven with LOTS of poop emojis! I know you would LOVE that! Your love for cooking and training people helps me to think about eating right and helping people with their goals. I’d like to be more like you my BIG, handsome brother and honor you by eating healthier and losing weight. I miss you so much, Travis! I love you!

I hope I can inspire people like you inspired me. To me you will always be a loveable, likeable, handsome leader of health and fitness who had a caring heart like Chewbacca on Star Wars, known as Chewy. I love Chewy now too Travis. He reminds me of you! I will NEVER forget you Chicken Butt!

Love you to the moon and Back!!!!

Love forever, your little sister, (I listen to that song and remember you, my big handsome brother.)

Grace Emily, Chicken Wing Priscilla Presley Schara