Monday, January 25, 2010

It Goes Without Saying.....

In my extended family, some things go without saying, like:
1. Will there be mashed potatoes? Of course, everybody eats mashed potatoes with nearly every meal!!!! Several of us went to Cracker Barrel and the waitress asked Granddaddy if he was ready to order..he was and said,"I'll have chicken and dumplins," and closed his menu..the waitress said,"What side would you like?" Granddaddy looked around the table and said,"What do you mean, I thought is was understood that mashed potatoes came with chicken and dumplins." It is just understood that any time we are together, there will be mashed potatoes.

2. Watching the ballgame...my family are diehard Kentucky Wildcat fans. If you call during the ballgame and say,"Whatcha doin?" the answer will ALWAYS be,"Watching the ballgame," there is never a need to explain who is playing or who is winning, as they are probably "watching the ballgame, too"......A few years my husband asked my great aunt which team we were cheering for, the blue or red, and he was given the death look! He didn't realize EVERYBODY cheers for the blue team.

In our family there are also some things we DO say that may not be common in other families:
1. I Love You, no matter the relationship, grandparents/grandchildren, aunt/niece, the conversations ends with either, I love you or Love you'all... About a week ago, my manly uncle (even though he wears nail polish), said,"Love you'all" before hanging up...every conversation ends that way.
2. How much did that cost? If a house or car is bought, someone will probably say,"How much you pay for that?" No need to get offended, just answer the question...they probably know the rest of your business anyway.

Talk to you soon, love you all!!

Bold

2 comments:

Thompson 3 said...

You mean there IS another team besides the blue team??? :<}

The Carlisle Connection said...

Only the teams that play AGAINST the blue teams...no other teams to worry about...GO CATS!!!

 
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