Family Christmas has begun

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Family Christmas has begun

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 am

Group texts between my siblings is going nuts. New proposed rules for the annual white elephant gift exchange. My younger brother whose wife passed away last August apparently has a girl friend he'd like to bring to the party, but he wants everyone's blessing first. My older brother sent me an old straight razor that he says Mom took away from a childhood friend of mine when we were kids, but somehow my brother ended up with it. I have no idea where that kid is now and I have no inclination to locate him in order to return a straight razor. My wife wants the razor out of the house, and says to throw it in the trash. Some good friends want my wife and I to join them on a holiday cruise, and my wife refuses but blamed it on me, and told them that I refuse to go. So now the two couples are on me to go, but I'm playing along with it, for my wife. Our anniversary is this Saturday and we had plans, but now the neighbors have scheduled a block party for this Sat night. There's more but I'll stop. My phone battery is reaching it's end.
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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:42 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 am
Group texts between my siblings is going nuts. New proposed rules for the annual white elephant gift exchange. My younger brother whose wife passed away last August apparently has a girl friend he'd like to bring to the party, but he wants everyone's blessing first. My older brother sent me an old straight razor that he says Mom took away from a childhood friend of mine when we were kids, but somehow my brother ended up with it. I have no idea where that kid is now and I have no inclination to locate him in order to return a straight razor. My wife wants the razor out of the house, and says to throw it in the trash. Some good friends want my wife and I to join them on a holiday cruise, and my wife refuses but blamed it on me, and told them that I refuse to go. So now the two couples are on me to go, but I'm playing along with it, for my wife. Our anniversary is this Saturday and we had plans, but now the neighbors have scheduled a block party for this Sat night. There's more but I'll stop. My phone battery is reaching it's end.
WOW...that's a lot of stuff. As to the razor, if its in decent shape, they bring a little $$ on line. I have one that I cleaned up and I use it to cut plug tobacco for my pipe. Hang tuff, it can be a crazy season and if it gets too crazy go hunting :)
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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by tuttle » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:59 am

sweetandsour. Party Animal.
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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by JimVH » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 am
My younger brother whose wife passed away last August apparently has a girl friend he'd like to bring to the party, but he wants everyone's blessing first.
I hate to be a gossip, but I kinda want to know how this ends.

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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by Hovannes » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:22 pm

Could be worse
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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by hugodrax » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:02 pm

I krampused my kids but good today. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by GaryInVA » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:41 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:02 pm
I krampused my kids but good today. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I love the word Krampus. I almost bought a Surly mountain bike named that.
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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by Del » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:53 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:41 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:02 pm
I krampused my kids but good today. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I love the word Krampus. I almost bought a Surly mountain bike named that.
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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:02 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 am
My younger brother whose wife passed away last August apparently has a girl friend he'd like to bring to the party, but he wants everyone's blessing first.
I hate to be a gossip, but I kinda want to know how this ends.
They came in through the back door and made introductions, and then made themselves at home. She happened to draw the last number for the annual white elephant gift exchange, and boldly took the lottery tickets from someone, which was the 3rd trade so they were then frozen, so #1 couldn't get them. It was a bold move indeed. I didn't get to visit much since I stayed busy cooking and hosting, but I heard that they met via Farmers only.com. I don't know. I just don't know. I'm praying for my brother.
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Re: Family Christmas has begun

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:27 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:02 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 am
My younger brother whose wife passed away last August apparently has a girl friend he'd like to bring to the party, but he wants everyone's blessing first.
I hate to be a gossip, but I kinda want to know how this ends.
They came in through the back door and made introductions, and then made themselves at home. She happened to draw the last number for the annual white elephant gift exchange, and boldly took the lottery tickets from someone, which was the 3rd trade so they were then frozen, so #1 couldn't get them. It was a bold move indeed. I didn't get to visit much since I stayed busy cooking and hosting, but I heard that they met via Farmers only.com. I don't know. I just don't know. I'm praying for my brother.
Me, too.

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