Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Funny!

With Thanksgiving upon us, I had to share this email I got awhile back. I got such a chuckle out of it... Hope you do too!



Grandma's Invitation

Dear Family,
I'm not dead yet. Thanksgiving is still important to me.
If being in my Last Will and Testament is important to you, then you might consider being with me for my favorite holiday.

Dinner is at 2:00
Not 2:15
Not 2:05
TWO 2:00

Arrive late and you get what's left over.


Last year, that moron Marshall fried a turkey in one of those contraptions and practically burned the deck off the house. This year, the only peanut oil used to make the meal will be from the secret scoop of peanut butter I add to the carrot soup.

Jonathan, your last new wife was an idiot. You don't arrive at someones house on Thanksgiving needing to use the oven and the stove.
Honest to God, I thought you might have learned after two wives - date them longer and save us all the agony of another divorce.

Now, the house rules are slightly different this year because I have decided that 47% of you don't know how to take care of nice things.
Paper plates and red Solo cups might be bad for the environment, but I'll be gone soon and that will be your problem to deal with.

House Rules:

1. The university of Texas no longer plays Texas A&M. The television stays off during the meal.

2. The "no cans for kids" rule still exists. We are using 2 liter bottles because your children still open a third can before finishing the first two. Parents can fill a child's cup when it is empty. All of the cups have names on them and I'll be paying close attention to refills.

3. Chloe, last year we were at Trudy's house and I looked the other way when your Jello-O salad showed up. This year, if that Jell-O salad comes in the front door, it will go right out the back door with the garbage. Save yourself some time honey. You've never been a good cook and you shouldn't bring something that wiggles more than you. Buy something from the bakery.

4. Grandmothers give grandchildren cookies and candy. That is a fact of life. Your children can eat healthy at your home. At my home, they can eat whatever they like as long as they finish it.

5. I cook with bacon and bacon grease. That's nothing new. Your being a vegetarian doesn't change the fact that stuffing without bacon is like egg salad without eggs. Even the green bean casserole has a little bacon great in it. That's why it tastes so good. Not eating bacon is just not natural. And as far as being healthy... look at me. I've outlived almost everyone I know!

6. Salad at Thanksgiving is a waste of space.

7. I do not like cell phones. Leave them in the car.

8. I do not like video cameras. There will be 32 people here. I am sure you can capture lots of memories without the camera pointed at me.

9. Being a mother means you have to actually pay attention to the kids. I have nice things and I don't put them away just because company is coming over. Mary, watch you kids and I'll watch my things.

10. Rhonda, a cat that requires a shot twice a day is a cat that has lived too many lives. I think staying home to care for the cat is your way of letting me know that I have lived too many lives too. I can live with that. Can YOU?

11. Words mean things. I say what I mean. Let me repeat: You don't need to bring anything means you don't need to bring anything. And if I tell you to bring something, bring it in the quantity I said. Really, this doesn't have to be difficult.

12. Domino's and cards are better than anything that requires a battery or an on/off switch. That was true when you were kids and it's true now that you have kids.

13. Showing up for Thanksgiving guarantees presents at Christmas. Not showing up guarantees a card that may or may not be signed.

In memory of your Grandfather, the back fridge will be filled with beer. Drink until it's gone. I prefer wine anyway. But one from each family needs to be the designated driver. I really mean all of the above.


                                                Love you,
                                                 Grandma


Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.
You too Grandma!
;-)

















10 comments:

  1. I have always loved this. Thanks for posting it again this year.

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  2. This is hysterical. Never saw it before. Thanks so much, it has made my day. Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving. Stay safe.

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  3. What a wonderful way for me to start the day, sitting here having my breakfast it gave me a huge laugh from deep down in my belly...just loved it. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  4. I've never seen this before, but it cracked me up so I had to share it on fb!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. I can well imagine quite a few people wanting to say many of these things. Maybe they should!!

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  6. Thank you for this Joan. It made me smile. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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  7. LOL.....thanks for sharing. I need the reality of Grandma!

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