In addition to not liking to do our chores, Mimi and I also had mean older brothers in common. But like a lot of other things, mean brothers just aren't what they used to be. My brother used to try out wrestling moves on me and freak me out by hooking cicada skins on my clothes. Mimi's were a lot more cruel. One of Mimi's brothers threw her in a lake or something when she was little and she was scared of water the rest of her life.
The other wrapped a dead one of these around her leg:
Image from donjd2 on flickr.