He went exciting places…
(That's Smokey's brother in the dress whites with his new bride next to him. At left are uncle and aunt, at right dad and mom with Andrew in front. Smokey and I are in the back.)
(Insert ominous music here. It appears that the photos between 1994 and 2002 were digitized into a proprietary format that is not readable my my 2008 Mac. Must get on that. Fast-forward to 2002.)
He and I trekked around New York City in the summers of 2002 and 2003, courtesy of Andrew going to school there.
We went to NYC again in 2004 with his high school drama group. I wonder where those pictures are?
His senior year in high school had some memorable moments, including yet another trip to NYC (I declined the 24-hour bus ride — one way! — this time and stayed home.)
But mostly, he is just Matthew.
Happy birthday, big guy!