February 19, 2008

Now You Know Why I Yam the Way I Yam

My dad was born in 1924. He grew up an only child. He had a very event-filled life that included divorced parents, going to live with his grandmother when he was a young boy, serving in the military in WWII, being shot in the foot in a hunting accident, and raising 6 sons.
One day when he was in his 50's his dad called him.
"Frank, are you busy?"

"Not particularly. What do you need Dad?"

" I need you to go to a funeral with me this afternoon."

"Sure thing, Dad. Whose funeral is it?"

"Well, uh, that's the thing. It's your brother's."

"My brother's? I don't have a brother."

"Yes, actually you do. He's been living in an institution all his life because he was crazy and he died. Will you go with me to his funeral?"


True story. I didn't tell Mike about this until after we were married.

9 comments:

  1. I'm surprised Mike had you meet his family before you were married. Some of us should be institutionalized....

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  2. All my emails to you have come back as Undeliverable Mail. I still love you, I just can't get through.... Boo =(

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  3. I love your new blog look, Judy. It makes me happy, too.

    That is one weird story, alright!

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  4. This is very sad to me. I'm not sure what you're talking about when you say "Now you know why I am the way I am".....because to me, you're great :):):)!

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  5. I think most of us have weird stuff in our families somewhere.

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  6. I agree, we all have weird stuff somewhere. I've learned some really interesting family "secrets" from my grandparents' childhoods, although I'm not sure why or even if they are secrets any more...

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  7. Rog told me about this post. Judy, I am always surprised when I hear stories from your past because some of them...well, this was pretty odd and you are definately NOT.

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  8. Don't listen to what anyone else says, Mom. I live with you and inherited your genes - we're definitely nuts.

    "No, no! I'm not a Brewster. I'm the son of a sea-cook! Ha! Ha! Chaaaaarrrge! "
    Ben

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  9. PS We need to watch that movie this week.
    Ben

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