Bobby Brown and Richie Blue: A Spiritual Memoir by Richard Penaskovic

By Richard Penaskovic

Bobby Brown and Richie Blue: a religious Memoir tells the tale of a collection of twins and their targeted viewpoint on existence. The booklet discusses issues starting from the pre-and post-Vatican II church and spiritual existence, city lifestyles within the Nineteen Fifties, the antinomies among ethnic teams: the Italians and the Slovaks, and the psyche of twins. each one bankruptcy concludes with a piece referred to as "Counting Our Blessings," within which the authors replicate upon the religious classes they've got discovered all through their lives. regardless of demanding situations in the course of youth, the twins relied on one another for emotional survival and realized to belief in God at an early age.

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Bobby, born five minutes earlier than Richie, became the take-charge person. Richie found contentment in looking up to his older brother for leadership. Q. tests we both scored the same. Bobby scored higher on the quantitative level, but Richie scored higher in terms of verbal intelligence. The combined scores came out to be the same. Sometimes we received presents both of us could share. On our eighth birthday we received a small, yellow plastic radio bank in which we could store our change. Nowadays most kids would be horrified with such a small gift, particularly one they had to share with their sibling.

What impelled us to go to the novitiate? ” We gave up family, dating, possessions— everything worldly—in order to gain purity of heart. We guided our lives with reference to purity of heart like a carpenter’s rule. As friars we still had worldly thoughts. It’s as impossible to stop the mind as it is to stop a windmill from turning. ” No sooner does one drive one thought out of one’s mind then another thought enters. We soon found out that the Hindu proverb made a lot of sense for those who tried meditation for the first time.

At times, he had to deliver a death announcement in its yellow envelope with black edges. 40 Chapter Three The hardest part of the job involved delivering telegrams in poor, run-down neighborhoods. Their children would answer the door and invariably let their German shepherd or Doberman pinscher out to lunge at him. To this day Bobby has a great deal of respect for postal workers. A FAMILY REUNION Fantasies and daydreams are a part of every child’s life. As children we fantasized that our five brothers would one day live under one roof together.

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