You cant pick family....  

EnduringDreamer 44F
33 posts
4/26/2006 2:21 pm

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You cant pick family....

Hello fellow bloggers...
Sorry for the delay in posting but I had to take a few days to recoup from the recent gathering of my family members.
Now I am sure we all have people in our family that we personally feel "just ain't quite right in the head" Well I have a whole herd of em!!
My cousins decided a couple of weeks ago to have a barbecue/fish fry/crawfish boil for the family. (yeah I know... but they couldn't make up their mind on the menu *shrugs*)
My mother thinks that during such events she must take it upon herself to insure that world hunger as we know it ends. She bought a 15 lb sack of potatoes and what did she do with the ENTIRE sack?? She made potato salad. Now 4 days after the event... we are still finding potato salad everywhere. She cooked 5 institutional sized cans of baked beans. You could have bankrupted OPEC with the gas we produced. There were 20 lbs of hot link sausage, 10 of which went in the crawfish. 45 lbs of crawdads!!! They were jumping out of the pot and several of the kids helped to wrangle them back in. LOL
Not only was there an ungodly amount of food... but there was alcohol and dominoes.
Now dominoes are a sacred rite of passage in my family. We start learning to play from birth, but you don't get to play with the grown ups until you are at least 13 and able to "talk trash"
Keep in mind, the alcohol increases the trash talking exponentially.
So to the casual passerby, it would seem that people were moments away from strangling each other with all the yelling, banging on tables and of course the occasional pop upside the head.
There was the inevitable tiff between somebody's boyfriend and their current main squeeze that had to be broken up, usually ending with the girlfriend sitting somewhere pouting or the guy taking off in her car. *chuckles*
And of course... the loud music.
A score of children gathered around the makeshift DJ area, all of them dancing like they were 20 instead of 5. The teenagers demonstrating the latest gyrations that highly resemble horizontal sex acts.
And last but not least... the mass exodus at the end of the party... leaving the staunchest of family members to clean up the mess

Darkpassion 57F

4/26/2006 4:06 pm

Girl you sure we're not related, that sounds just like my clan. Maybe it's a black thing.I can hardly see to type...tears are streaming down my face i'm laughing so much.
reminds me of my wedding, it was supposed to be a smallish affair 150 guests. Thanks to a blabber mouth aunt I ended up with worries mum and several aunties had cooked for the 5000 and the day was hotter than hell so most people wanted to stay outside anyway. 18yrs on 4yrs after I divorced and they are still going on about what a great day it was. If there's ever a next time it's on a remote beach somewhere with my parents,3 sisters and their kids. That will be it from my side.
How's the new man doing?

rm_ltshvfun62 54M

4/27/2006 1:42 am

It doesn't get any better than that!

Reminds me of how much I miss my family, they are all back on the East Coast...

PineyFolks 58M/59F

4/30/2006 9:00 pm

LOL Dreamer. Funny!!! And i understand perfectly. I was married to a cajun for 21 years and his family is so big it is like its own country. LOL


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