Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...Again

The NY Times posted people's worst Thanksgiving ever. The stories are kind of sad, mostly about feeling lonely and isolated, trapped with your dysfunctional family. And then, the breakthrough story.
So, my family is Catholic, I only tell you this because it is relevant to the story. One year my cousin (who was in his late 20s) made a declaration. “I’m going to be a priest.” His father, my uncle, roared, ‘Like Hell you are’ and glared at him for the rest of the meal. His grandmother went on espousing the joys of joining the church and my aunt started crying. While this show was going on the 20 some other guests ate in silence…
— Andrea
I hope there is no rule about copying and pasting a whole paragraph from the NY Times, but there isn't a good way to link to it. Read all of the entries article here.


Goggla said...

I hope yours was much happier!

When I was a kid, I spent a TG at the house of an in-law of my father's. She detested him and refused to acknowledge me as I was his offspring. She wouldn't even say my name, referring to me as "that other one." I still laugh about it.

Jill said...

That would be a good screen name, "ThatOtherOne"