Carter was a fierce competitor in everything he did! He taught me many things in life. I excelled at sports because of him. He loved to dove and duck hunt. He was an exceptional basketball and baseball player. He loved to spend time up at Lake Powell on his boat. He had a successful advertising and public relations business. He was creative and hard working. Carter loved life! And it rubbed off on those around him.
Carter had a quick wit and a phenomenal sense of humor. About a month ago, someone said to Carter, "Is your sister always this funny?" He replied, "Well, she is a Mullen!" This photo is a joke between Carter and me. Taken in the market in our treasured town of San Miguel de Allende where our family has had a home for over 37 years. Neither one of us are fond of clowns and I just had to have him pose with this parachuting paper mache clown.
(1963)He was always protective of me, his little sister. And of course I idealized him! And so did all my girlfriends. I even had one friend name her son after Carter. Such a handsome guy.
This was taken 7 years ago at my 50th birthday. Nothing can take away that special bond that we had or the memories. In the last year, Carter wrote in an email, "If there is anything I've learned from my sickness is that you cannot predict your life. And you can't look over your shoulder. Live life with happiness, gusto and positive thoughts." I will big brother! You will always be by my side.
Carter Kane Mullen
March 5, 1950 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
December 30, 2011 - Scottsdale, Arizona