Sunday, August 19, 2007

In honor of the 103rd picnic I thought I’d make a list of some favorite memories of the 31 or so picnic’s that I’ve attended (I may have missed one due to Mono in 1981, but I’m not sure). I don’t know if it’s because the events of the 2007 picnic are fresh in my memory or if this was just an eventful picnic, but several of these are from this year. It’s going to have to be something really special to top the memories from 2007, especially #1. I’m sure most of you have already guessed what the #1 memory is. If there is anyone else who has been to a picnic and want to write down your favorite memories just leave a comment. I know we’d all love to read everyone’s memories

10. 1986(?is that the year Charity ran), 1988 & 1993 – These are probably some of the picnic’s where Mom and Dad were relieved that it was over….Hi I’m (insert one of our names) and I’m running for (Mini Princess, Princess or Queen) would you like to buy a ticket?

9. 1985 – Mamma’s favorite memory of me because she knew the judges and they’d remind her every time they’d see her….While running for princess (against Leslie who probably told the judges she wanted to be an accountant) I told them my future plans were to be a lifeguard in the summer and work at McDonalds in the winter. I wonder why I didn’t win….

8. 2003 – It was HOT, HOT, HOT and C was an active 17 month old. The cheerleaders had and Ice Cream Truck, which J got to drive and everyone’s tempers were SHORT, SHORT, SHORT.

7. 2007 – Charlie the Wonder Dog…He can ride on truck bumpers going down the highway at 70 miles an hour and is fearless enough to bark like crazy at a goat about his same size.

6. 2007 – Jay deciding to audition for demolition man on a new show by the producers of “Trick My Truck”. It will be called “Put a Hole in My Mustang”. If the shows anything like the audition, it may be rated R due to language from the Mustang owners.

5. 2007 – The X-Rated looking elephant jumping toy…or should I call it an Elepoo….

4. Leslie was it 97 or 98? – A shriner pulled up in his little car and asked Leslie how to catch up with his group because the parade had already started. She quickly told him to drive down the sidewalk in front of the funeral home (this was before it was fixed) and cut across once he caught up with his group. We’ll never forgot how he looked bumping down the sidewalk. As Leslie and I brought up the tail end of the parade we saw the shriner still on the sidewalk with a flat tire. He never met up with the rest of the group.

3. 2007 – Dad locking a lady in the Community Building. Guess she should’ve been playing BINGO….

2. My first 28 picnics – Always knowing that Mamma and Pampa would be sitting in the same spot and that Grammy and Granddad would probably win the Longest Married Couple.

1. 2007- The appearance of that feared little boy outlaw – Poop Hand Cade from the X-Rated Elepoo! (thank’s for the nickname Charity)

Hope you all enjoyed the picnic. Here are a few pictures from our family.







1 comment:

Leslie said...

I was visibly shaking with laughter as I read these. . . . that's a great nickname for Cade. For the record, I told them I wanted to be a hair stylist for a living! Guess we were both way off in where our futures took us, huh? Thanks for the laugh today!