Monday, May 31, 2010

True Story: "What are we doing out here?"



Memory, like family, is a strange thing. Each have the same capacity for both good and bad. You can cherish and/or dread what comes out of the pair. The Memorial Day holiday* and my relatives hold that special property for me. Through no fault of my own, I was raised mostly by my mother's herd -- who are just this side of sane (although, they have been known to stray into the land of crazy from time to time). However, I still consider myself lucky I was stuck via blood and marriage with these people. My father's clan, as luck would have it, reminded me of a scant version of the familia that brought the bounty upon Alfredo Garcia's head. But, that's for another tale...

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11 comments:

  1. Just goes to show you really can have too much of a good thing. Love the photo, BTW.

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  2. Pop Culture NerdMay 31, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Hahahaha! Hilarious! I'm glad you shared because now I can be yet another female who won't let you forget about the infamous Memorial Day picnic!

    Love the photo, too.

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  3. So true. Glad you like the photo (looked hard for the right one). Thanks, Naomi.

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  4. The more the merrier. If you ever meet one of my female cousins, she'll share the story of my experience with Sugar Babies.
    ;)

    Thanks, Elyse.

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  5. Very funny and beautifully told. Have a good Memorial Day. My respect and admiration  for those brave souls who gave their lives.

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  6. Very kind of you to say, Steve. Thank you very much.

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  7. This is awesome! I can imagine it happening easily in NE Ohio...LA, not so much. The Gods must have been having a good laugh at your expense, Michael! Although, I'm surprised that there wasn't someone in your family with one of those grills made out of the big gazillion gallon drums...you know those? Turned on their sides and cut in half? Those crack me up!

    Hope this Memorial Day was a good one for you.

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  8. Very kind of you to say, Jen. Yep, my timing was perfect  ;) . No one in my family had one of those, but my father-in-law sure did have a barrel BBQ grill. Thanks so much.

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  9. I hope your holiday was good for you, too, Jen.

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