Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Our Family Stories



How many of you have been at a family get-together and the family stories start coming out? Painful! It is especially painful when you have a new person in your life and you are trying to convince them that you are normal. We, families have this shorthand speak at these little get-togethers that confuse and frighten new people to our inner circle of hell. My poor sister went through a phase of a about a year where she fell off horses and she has now become the sister who can't ride a horse. When the actual truth is she can ride she just fell off two horses when she was a teenager. At our get-togethers the shorthand speak for this is "Remember(insert sister name) and the horse?" Laugh, Laugh, Laugh and it is funny. It is our family folklore. We have another story about France and green water that starts much the same way "Remember (insert all sisters name) and the green water in France?" Problem is with that one much of it is true. Painfully true. I think about this now, because recently my grandson has created a story that I am sure will be told at his family get-togethers as " Remember (insert grandson's name) and the markers?" Truth is they were washable and his sister cleaned right up.But with family folklore who knows what will be said?

5 comments:

rmbgrafton said...

I am so so glad you didn't share some our own family stories...that could get scary!

Ronda's Rants said...

Yeah, like how you got your nick-name poopy pants

LoLo said...

This is so TRUE! But I think it builds good character, if you can laugh at yourself you can get through just about anything. I love you and your family so much!

Brenda said...

Love your new blog!

Karyn said...

She still looks gorgeous!