One thing I have learned is that good friends have other good friends. This is a series of stories about “friends of my friends”. The post below is the story for September 7, 2015.
My goal in 2015 is to learn or get re-acquainted with 365 people and doing a daily post on the “the friend of a friend” is helping me get closer to my goal.
Being from a large family has a lot of wonderful benefits. One of those benefits is the large number of nephews and nieces that I am proud of. Most of those nephews and nieces are now in their 20’s and early 30’s.
A group of my nephews and nieces from this summer
My nieces at a May 2014 wedding.
My nephews and nieces at 2013 Wedding
It is great to see the wonderful young men and women they have become. In some cases they have gone on to get married. One of my nephews who is married is Sean Bramhall. Sean is the oldest son of my sister Theresa Kenney Bramhall and brother-in-law Brian Bramhall.
Brother in Law Brian Bramhall getting his tied straightened by Vinny Murphy
(l-r) My sister and Sean’s mom Theresa Kenney Bramhall with Mira Kenney
Sean went to Mountain Lakes HS (NJ) and played football while he was in school. After high school he went on to Western New England College where he studied Mechanical Engineering. In 2007 at Western New England College he did a pretty interesting senior year design project. He took his love of football and applied mechanical engineering to that passion.
That passion about football also extends to his love of the Dallas Cowboys. He and his dad Brian have been Cowboy fanatics forever. That is not easy to do growing up in Northern New Jersey in the heart of NY Giants territory.
Sean made a great decision on May 16, 2014 to get married to Jennifer Kelly in Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Picture below of Jenn dancing with Sean on their wedding day.
Jenn is one of the most compassionate people you will ever meet. Everyone in our family adores her for the way she treats people but especially my sister Mary who is deaf and has downs syndrome.
Photo of Jenn in wedding dress with my sister Mary to her immediate left
Sean also has a brother that I hold in high esteem also-his name is Brandon Bramhall.
The Friend-SEAN BRAMHALL-depicted with his wife Jenn
The Friend of the Friend-BRANDON BRAMHALL-shown with his brother Sean
New York State of Mind
Brandon Bramhall is the younger brother of Sean. He has always been a young man with an adventurous spirit and creative gift. From an early age he was in love with skateboarding and what I would call X game type of sporting events. When the Carolina Cousins would come visit them in New Jersey Brandon was always ready to put on a skateboarding show.
Photo below is Brandon in NYC on a skateboard.
Today Brandon is mixologist or bartender depending on who you talk to. One of the places he works at is called Attaboy and that establishment in New York has been featured in the New York Times.
Photo of inside of Attaboy.
Today Brandon and some of the guys he works with are looking at possibly taken their unique concept for a bar and taking it to Nashville, TN.
I have getting a drink made by nephew Brandon Bramhall on my bucket list. Not sure if it will be in NYC or Nashville but either will do.