September 25, 2006

Family Day Round Up

This post will be updated throughout the day, as comments and links are left. *You are planning on leaving comments and links for Family Day, right? Yeah, I thought so.

Here are some folks that have posted stories and memories over at their sites.

OddyBobo shares a day with her father and his grandsons.

Army Wife talks about her dinning room table and how important it is in their family.

Here is a funny little memory from my past I shared and another story about just how important family dinners are to me.

Lisa W. shares a wonderful story Christmas parties.

OddyBobo tells us about a recent family dinner - too funny!

Tink is talking about Thanksgiving and some wonderful traditions.

Teresa talks about her family dinners and the example they set.

Richmond will have you laughing at tales of family traditions and mistaken identities.

VW shares some photos of her family just havin' some fun - her boys are somethin' else!!!

Bou shares some dinner table traditions in her home and reminds us - it's all about the family....

In the extendend entry are some comments that were left - I wanted to make sure you didn't miss them.

Sarah, over at Trying to Grok, shares:

Back before seatbelts were required, we had an old converted air conditioner transport van that we used to take long trips in. My little brother was sitting crosslegged on the bench and we other two siblings were on the floor of the van. Dad hit the brakes hard in traffic, and little brother launched off the bench, over the heads of us kids, and right into the front of the van.

Now I know this doesn't really sound like the makings of a funny story, but since no one was hurt, it has become a running joke in our family. Any time little brother is in the back seat, someone makes a joke like "Now watch it, because I've got something breakable up here. No flying through the car!"

Gosh, typing that story out makes us seem like a psycho family.
Posted by Sarah at September 23, 2006 11:09 AM

No Sarah, y'all don't sound psycho at all, just like a lot of fun!!!

Grau, over at Frizzen Sparks shares how important the right silverware can be at the table.

Sometime back in the mid-nineties before my Dad had his stroke and both my Mom and Grandmother passed away ('96, and a double whammy in '99 respectively) we were having Easter dinner at my folks house.

My Grandmother and Dad could argue to the death about ANYTHING. On this occasion, while Maranda, my Sister & Bro in law, and my Mom were waiting patiently in the living room for the table to be set to eat (they had told us to stay out of the way) my Gran and Dad started arguing about what spoon to use in the mashed potatoes.

For forty-five minutes.

We sat in that living room with tears coming out of our eyes trying not to laugh out loud as they sparred with each other.

Grandma: "I've been cooking Easter dinner for fifty years and we never use that spoon!"

Dad: "This is my goddamn house, and we'll use whatever spoon I want to!!"

Grandma: "Well maybe I should just let you do everything, then!"

Dad: "Please!"

Bahahaha they kept at it, escalating into a screaming match, until I went into the kitchen and said "I'm going to serve the potatoes with a fork just to piss you off! Let's eat!!" at which point they both turned beet red and we ate without another argument.

Absolutely hilarious. Especially since the damn spoons were almost identical.
Posted by Graumagus at September 23, 2006 07:25 PM

I can actually hear a version of that from my family - except all cursing (well, other than mine) is done in Dutch!!

SO come on folks - send me your links, leave me stories. Let's CELEBRATE FAMILY DAY!!!!!

**And please - if I missed yours feel free to hit my up side the inbox with a reminder!!!!

Posted by Tammi at September 25, 2006 06:00 AM | TrackBack

Tammi, I recently wrote one about memories growing up with my family here...
Happy Family Day to all!

Posted by: Lisa W. at September 25, 2006 06:18 AM

Here is another one for the roundup!

Posted by: Oddybobo at September 25, 2006 09:29 AM

Got my stories posted too.

Posted by: Tink at September 25, 2006 10:15 AM

Okay, Ping...

Posted by: Teresa at September 25, 2006 12:19 PM

Great idea, Tammi! *PING*

Posted by: Richmond at September 25, 2006 03:30 PM

Ok, I'm being lazy. Really lazy... Has something to do with lack of sleep... here is my 'family' post:

It brought back good memories.

Posted by: vw bug at September 25, 2006 08:11 PM

What a neat idea! If I wasn't so tired, I'd type something up quick, too.

Posted by: Roses at September 25, 2006 08:47 PM

Our vacations were always in the station wagon.

Leaving from Massachusetts, 5 kids and 2 parents drove to visit some not-often seen great-aunts that lived on Prince Edward Island, in Canada. It was exciting to actually drive the car onto the large ferry to the island. Evidently, that summer, the ferry workers were going on strike. This cut short our trip, and caused us all to sleep in the station wagon outside the entry way on the final day before the strike. (As I remember, more than a few other cars were also lined up.) I don't remember a lot of sleep ocurring; but I do remember a lot of groans from my brothers and sisters trying to sleep in the back of the station wagon. (For 1 person to move, someone had to be bumped. There was great consternation as 1 sister had to use a bathroom (or, rather, find some shrub AFTER crawling over 3 siblings)). (We made it onto the ferry.)

Posted by: Allan at September 25, 2006 09:53 PM

Ok, here is a better 'family day' post for you:

Posted by: vw bug at September 26, 2006 07:19 AM

I was blond last night...I wrote my post but forgot to link it back to you. Sorry. ;)

Posted by: Lee Ann at September 26, 2006 07:42 AM

Damn! I completely forgot! Stupid Mondays. I was SO going to join you in this one...

Posted by: Ogre at September 26, 2006 10:56 AM
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