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Elizabeth Cor
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0 posted 04-09-2001 06:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

A little Devine Inspiration...

Speaking of strange family members... what about weird family stories? What are some of the odd little things you've learned or experienced over the years?

Just ONE of mine:

The foundation of relations in my momís family is practical jokes; NO ONE is excluded, and almost anything is permissible. With 14 uncles and aunts and nearly 20 cousins on that side, our holiday gatherings are an outright adventure. I have a great aunt Ruth that is a little "off", shall we say; ALSO, she's around 85 and her sight has declined. One year at the annual Christmas exchange one of my uncles took a chalkboard eraser and topped it with whipped cream, then proceeded to serve it to my aunt as a piece of cake. For the next hour she kept trying to shave off a bite with her fork and just couldn't manage for some reason. The rest of the family was busy in the usual affairs of the exchange while simultaneously trying to stifle gafaws at my struggling aunt. Eventually one of the cousins fessed up to her... and Ruth thought it was hilarious.

*shaking head* Do you SEE from where my problems stem?

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1 posted 04-09-2001 08:42 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Gosh Elizabeth, that's hilarious!

Well, here's one of mine. My uncle is a preacher, and we were all gathered at my grandma's house for Christmas one year. This is the "smaller" side of the family (only about 30 people there), so we were all able to concentrate on this conversation. For some reason, they were discussing baby-sitting, and my grandmother decided to share a story. She was 14 years old, and had to baby-sit a set of twins. She said that when it was their naptime, she would fix the babies' bottles and lay them down, but then she's also fix herself a bottle and chill with them. Now, I never figured out why she thought we would keep out mouths shut (or why she enjoyed drinking out of a bottle at the age of 14, for that matter), but she did. Anyway, at church later that day, my uncle said he wanted to share something with the congregation...

Yep, you guessed it!

My grandmother turned blood red, turned to my aunt and asked, "Why on earth did I let you marry this man"?

Even months later, when I went over to interview her for a paper I had to write, she told me "Now, don't you dare tell anyone about that baby bottle story"..

Sorry Maw-Ma....  

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

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2 posted 04-10-2001 11:45 AM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

LOL     
These are good!  I have a boring family so I can't really entertain the crowd with stories... I'll try to think of a few though.

The sun was born, so it shall die. ~VNV Nation, "Further"

Yu Lan
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3 posted 04-16-2001 07:56 PM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

A duster.. ROTFL Heh, the only thing we ever did to do with dusters as a prank.. was with the whiteboard at school.. we replaced all the markers with vivids.. but yeah.. the teacher didn't even notice, 'coz he didn't use the board.. he lugged his bicycle up the stairs and showed us all the parts of it instead. Brilliant ^_^

14??? Hehe, u cruel ppl, telling her story.. =P Yep, I'd 'ave told it too, hehe

Hehe.. ok, here's a story my Mum told me, about my Nana when she was a little girl

Nana's parents grew a lot of fruits.. lemons, figs, pineapple, grapes, plums, not sure what others.. Nana loved grapes.. so she used to pick and eat tonnes of them! Her parents told her "Francis Must Not Pick!". So one time, she went outside and was walking around, saying "Francis must not pick.. Francis must not pick.. Francis must not pick.. But Harry can!!" Harry was her teddy bear. So Harry picked, and Francis ate.

^^ Hehe, I thought that was cute.. well, there's one of mine.. I have heaps of stories about my dad, from when he was at school.. he was a real jokster.. =P Well, he still is.. but that's another story..

-LC

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4 posted 04-22-2001 11:07 AM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

Keeping this at the top...
Yu Lan
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5 posted 04-28-2001 08:12 PM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Allan! You haven't given us a family story yet!! ^^ COme on, out with it..  

"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened." Lao-tsu

 
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