Saturday, August 2, 2008

Family Funny

Went to a family reunion today, and saw folks I haven't seen in years. I thought I'd only stay till noon; I left at 9:00 p.m., much later than I wanted to be making the drive home. It was a great time, and I'm glad I didn't let a two-day migraine stop me from attending.

My aunt was there, and told me about another branch of the family that has its reunions in a small town nearer my home. "They're related to us through your grandpa's cousin. Did you even know your great-grandfather had a brother? We never heard about him until last year. The family welcomed us as if we'd known each other all our lives. I think they meet in September," and more chatter in that vein.

And then she said something that was so typically my aunt that I laughed loud enough to make people across the room crane their necks: "They're Baptists, but they're good people."

When I related the conversation over the phone to Mom tonight, she laughed, too. "That's (EmmaJo). She puts her foot in her mouth so often that she walks with a limp."

Yeah, but she's good people.


willow said...

That's cute! :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You never know what you'll hear at a family reunion!

Migraines? The worst.

LL said...

Ha! That reminds me of a line in a book I once read. In describing an odd family, the narrator sums them up by saying "Oh well....they're Philadelphians".

The Texican said...

To bad we have that reputation with some - but it is funny. Pappy


Willow - What was almost as funny was the blank look she gave me, as if she couldn't figure out what was so humorous.

Pamela - Yep!

Lavinia - Funny! I can almost see the character shrug.

Tex - No worries. She's not much of a church attender, but she was raised Pentecostal, and you know how the twain rarely meet! (Baptist and Pentecostal, I mean.)