Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Food, Laughter, and Music: A Few Amusing Memories from Our Vacation at the Lake with Kevin’s Family

This photo was taken a few years back. Unfortunately, I didn't
get one of all of us together this trip.
On the last Friday we were in Rochester, we went out for a fish fry at the Long Pond Family Restaurant with Kevin’s sisters and their husbands.  Most meals with his family tend to be quite entertaining, and this outing kept to that trend. 

One brother-in-law and I both reached for the salt and pepper shakers at the same time.

“Ladies first,” he insisted, motioning for me to go ahead.

“Thanks,” I said. 
Kevin and his three sisters sitting lakeside July 2016.

“See, chauvinism isn’t dead,” he added.

“You mean chivalry?” I asked with a chuckle.

“I knew it was something that started with a “ch.” 

After the meal, we all went to see the Living Memorial wall at the town hall where Kevin’s youngest sister had gotten their father’s name and her husband’s inscribed since both served in the military and had been residents of the town of Greece for at least ten years.  

I took a few photos of the memorial, making sure to capture the engraving for Harry D. Potter (Kevin’s father) in one of them.    

The same brother-in-law who allowed me to use the condiments before he did at the restaurant spotted a huge insect on the ground near the fountain at the center of the memorial.  He inspected it up close for a moment.  “Did that bug die serving its country?” he asked. 

In case you were wondering, this particular brother-in-law is married to Kevin’s sister who asked why there were boobs on the front door on his birthday.  To get the full story behind that one, click here.

I couldn’t resist showing Kevin’s sisters a few of our favorite videos from Youtube.  The first one I pulled up, ironically enough, was "Word Crimes" by Weird Al Yankovic.  In the event that I am to teach an English, Creative Writing, Copy Editing and/or Proofreading course, this will be our theme song.     

The other must-see hilarious videos that are parodies of some older rock songs star comedian Tim Hawkins.  Here’s one of the ones we consider priceless: 

We appreciate people who are interested in keeping the FUN in dysfunctional.  
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