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It Runs in the Family

Monday, my sister decides to use my downstairs bathroom, which is blocked off by a doggy gate leading to my family room. On the way back upstairs she trips over the base of the gate, flies forward (with her toes hung up on the base) and lands on Eli's crate, smacking her head into the wall.

Who says my Memorial Day cookouts aren't fun?

Me (after being certain I don't need to apply any tourniquets or call 9-1-1): "Good thing you didn't land on your knees!" (because landing on my ceramic floor is about the same as landing on the sidewalk).

Sissy: "Yeah, good thing my HEAD broke my FALL!"

I swear to God we weren't drinking.

I totally love my sister. We laugh at everything. Like the time, shortly after our mother was buried, we visited her grave. Unfortunately, the dirt wasn't quite "settled"--as I stepped around the mound, the earth gave way. I screamed when one of my legs plunged knee-deep into the grave.

Sissy (as she dragged me out): "Oh, Jeannine. I know you miss her, but you don't have to jump in after her!"

She laughed so hard she let go and dropped me back in. I laughed so hard I couldn't climb out for five minutes.

Then there was the time, one Christmas Eve, when I decided to put a votive candle on my kitchen windowsill. Sissy and I sat at the table drinking a rather "spirited" eggnog, singing show tunes, laughing about this and that.

Sissy (staring at my window--which, BTW, was brand new, having been installed only several months before): "My, my. Look at that candle."

Me (looking): "Yeah. You like it?"

Sissy: "Looks nice. It sure is bright."

Me: "Yeah. I love candles."

Sissy: "Smells nice, too. What is it, vanilla?"

Me (still candle-gazing): "Yeah...man, you're right. It IS bright."

Sissy: "Why's it so bright?"

Me: "I dunno...hey, is that smoke?"

We both realize it at the same time: "OH MY GOD THE EFFEN WINDOW'S ON FIRE!"

So what did we do after we put out the fire?

Laugh, of course. :)

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tracyworld
Jun. 2nd, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
Okay, you had me laughing right along with you two!
onegrapeshy
Jun. 2nd, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
See? You'd fit right in! :)
jbknowles
Jun. 2nd, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
:-)

I'm glad you have such a great sister.
onegrapeshy
Jun. 2nd, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
She's awesome!
susanwrites
Jun. 2nd, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Love your posts that make me giggle.
onegrapeshy
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
That's my job!
whitehousemom
Jun. 2nd, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Love, Love, LOVE the candle story. It was like I was watching a movie.
onegrapeshy
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
It was hysterical. Well..not the next morning when I had to break the news to my husband. :p
ophelialaughs
Jun. 2nd, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Ok. HOW do you set glass on fire??
onegrapeshy
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
Not the glass...just the nice new frame! Which had to be replaced. Lucky we saw it before the curtains caught fire.
jgurtler
Jun. 2nd, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
The scene of you two in the graveyard laughing your asses off just kills me! Lucky you to have such a fab sis.
onegrapeshy
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
She's as insane as me. :)
lalam
Jun. 2nd, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I can TOTALLY picture you doing all of those things! Thanks for the laugh, I really needed it.
onegrapeshy
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
edgyauthor
Jun. 2nd, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hee! This reminds me of me and my sister. :)
onegrapeshy
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
What would we do without our sisters?????
fuguemacabre
Jun. 3rd, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
I wish my sister and I got alone like this. We can't stand the sight of each other. Well, we couldn't last time I saw her...forty plus years ago.
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