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Birth Order, Family Size and Its Influences by
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Being first born, I got to do things first. Generally an advantage, but not always.
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My Brother Dan by
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  Compared to most mid-century couples, my parents married very late. Dad was 34, Mom 29, and they figured they had no time to waste in starting a family. My brother Danny, born August 25, 1949, came first, and for a brief time he reigned unchallenged, the celebrated prince. For Dad, it was a long-deferred…
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Untitled by
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Never get in a fight with the youngest kid in his family. It took years to make that deduction. Finally, it came to me when someone said, “My big sister hits harder than that.” I was the oldest in my family. Not only could I not take a punch, but I was afraid of hurting…
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The Big Sisters’ Club by
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When you are the oldest, your parents practice on you. So you receive the benefits of more attention and bear the brunt of their mistakes.
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Who Took the First Breath? Does Nine Minutes Matter? by (2 Stories)

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I am the second born of a set of identical twins. Does our birth order – he (Twin A) older, I (Twin B) younger – make a difference? Did it ever? If I recall, it made a difference with Cain and Abel. And my father always said that the ancient Romans considered the second born…
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Little Sister by
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In 1961, Elvis sang "Little sister, don't you do what your big sister done." But I was always trying to do what my big sisters did.
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Pecking Order by
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I was one of five children growing up. Larry was about four years older than I was, Ricky four years younger, and Keith and Kevin six years younger. So in our family hierarchy, Ricky and I shared billing as middle children.
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The Four Things I Told My Mother in Hospice by
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The last person to know me from moment one was reaching the end. What did she want to hear from me? What did I want to say to her?
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