|The twins. The Hero on the right.
We stopped on the way from my son's graduation from college ("Big Yeah!") to visit with my mother-in-law. We were discussing the different traits of family members and old stories about the Hero. When Hero's protective streek was mentioned, the Hero's mother declared, ""Oh yes he was! He always been protective of his sisters and his twin brother! I put them in the same class in kindergarten... and the teacher left one of the mothers in charge for a minute. His twin got up and started running around and the mother said, 'If you don't sit down I'm going to tell the Sister' (it was a Catholic school). Hero stood up and shouted, 'No you're not! If you do I'll tell my Daddy. He's big and he'll come and whip you!'" At this point in the story, Mom chuckled. "Yes, he was always protective of his family.
It carried over to his own family as our children grew. Good father and husband. : )