How about a thread of the funniest memories????
Well. . . 2 funny memories, but you KNOW there are much
more than just 2! The first one is this: While living at
the Mazak's (I was Paul's and Roger's nanny), we were
all eating dinner one night. At that time we had 10
adults and 10 children
in the household. One of the girls (and one of my
favorite people) was Eloise. One of the boys (also one
of my favorites) was needing some shredded cheese for
something, and he said in such an innocent voice, "Pass
the cheese, please, Eloise.", and we all just burst out
laughing. It was so cute and funny at the same time. The
second time is this: During one of the recordings we
were making at Redeemer, it was a late night. We were
all so tired, and sort of "punch drunk". We were taking
a short break, and people were sort of just sitting
around, and some were lying on the floor for a quick
little nap. All of a sudden, one of the girls who had
fallen asleep (she will remain anonymous) let loose with
this very quiet and soft little fart. Those of us who
heard it just almost died laughing. It was just such a
funny situation, and because we were all so tired, it
just seemed all the more funny. During that same
recording, and it could have been a different night,
were all just as tired, when one of us looked over to
see a quarter stuck in the hat of of one of the men in
the mural. I believe it was the straw panama looking
hat. It was just such a funny moment. I know who stuck
that quarter in the guy's hat, but I'll never tell! ;)
"hat quarter" had to be one of the "Chuck Hatt" gang!
Some how Kathleen Crow Scott and I - while living in
the Wafer household became in charge of baking
wedding cakes... I don't know how we got the job -
except that Ann Wafer volunteered us. For one of the
weddings (I can see the person in my
mind's eye but for the life of me can't remember her
name - curly brown hair) we were up all night baking
in the Wafer household's small oven because for some
reason we couldn't use the church kitchen. The next
day, we took the layers to the church where we
placed strawberry jelly between the layers. We had
extra jelly leftover so we just put more on than the
recipe called for - hey, more never hurt, right?
WRONG - the AC went out in the parish hall and the
layers began to slide apart and off the plate! -
YIKES!- We ended up putting the cake "back together"
and making the bride and groom come into the parish
hall for pictures and cake cutting BEFORE they took
wedding pictures in the sanctuary. We, of course,
hoped no one noticed... That's the day Kathleen and
I promised each other we would bake each other's
when you live in the Mims household, it is a matter of picking
the best ones. I will get back...
and where is the "Book of George"?
(see separate thread)
Paula, that was probably the "classical" album, the mass
that we recorded. I was working at the nursery in Richmond
at the time, commuting every day. I was so sleepy one day
after all night recording and then working, that when I
drove back to Eastwood
I could not keep my eyes open. When I reached the Cullen
off-ramp, I fell asleep and drifted slowly until I bumped
into the car in front of me. No damage, but very scary.
Angels were keeping all of us through that ordeal!
Maureen I swear it wasn't me who farted...........I know I fall a sleep
at a drop of a hat but no gas had passed.
was during that Latin recording, too, when we examined the mural
for finger/hand positions to go with the phrase "Quo cum que"
(or something like that). I missed a lot of university classes
during that recording. I think we also recorded the King of
Glory mass at the same time.
understand there were crazy skits that would go on in the choir
rehearsal... seems I have a picture some where of one of "the
players" - who is willing to fess up on that one????
Steven I don't think we did the Latin and King of Glory
together (remembering, of course, that I was totally out of my
mind at the time.) I remember I sang on the Latin, but not on
the King of Glory. But really, does it matter now?
am still waiting for someone to confess to being part of the
infamous choir skits... of which i never got to see because I
wasn't in the choir... share y'all, come on now...
Here I am...telling on myself. When I came to Redeemer I had
never tasted wine. I certainly didn't know that you had wine
in the communion cup. At m previous church, we always had
grape juice in a very, very small glass. In my ignorance I
walked down the aisle to partake of the host and wine. It
was one large cup. I didn't know anything about sipping
wine. I took one large slurp. About half way up the aisle on
my return to my seat, I was dizzy and stepping high. I do
believe...at my first mass at Redeemer, I was a little
tipsy. I managed to get to my seat...so no one would think I
was "drunk in the spirit."
will never forget the Sunday that Liz Constantian, sitting
quietly and listening to the sermon, fell backward through
the working sacristy door -- chair and all -- and
disappeared. The door slammed shut with a bang, and Liz was
no more. It's hard to evoke in words how hilarious that
actually was. She eventually resurfaced with her chair, and
the service went on.
Paula I remember that so well. i nearly laughed my head off. Poor
Liz. She was such a good sport about it, too!
I remember it to. It was beyond funny......Jeanie thanks for
this memory and Paula your right Liz was a good sport:) In
her behalf there were some really long sermons and I think
there is a story in the book of Acts that talks about a man
falling asleep during one of Peters sermons and he fell out
the window. Gosh Liz may have been moved by the HS:)
Okay I have one more funny moment to share before I go
to bed. Do you remember Father Time? and the Baby in
diapers from McKinney House? They use to show up often
at our house,The Mims, in full garb or lack of. Where is
kevin O'Neil now? I can still hear Father Times voice!
For sure I almost lost my bladder when he appeared.
remember when your father was visiting and we had a
thunderstorm. McKinney house had leaks and we donated
buckets, pots, and pans and then had hot chocolate
afterward? We wanted things to be so perfect for your
that happened when Larry Winchester's father visited as well
and the tarp over the roof lifted in the night and water
came into his bed upstairs.
Kearney was the NEW YEAR in Diapers no less!!! (underscore
NO LESS!) and Kevino was in white hair with a beard....on a
crutch.....struggling to keep up the signs of the TIMES!!!!
what missed by living further down McKinney! We were OOOOOH
SOOOOOO DANG SERIOUS!
I think when I lived with John and Margo (Kathleen Morris) -
that is when I had the most "laughs" in any households... I
think I was always with the "heavies." -ugh- But I am sure
having fun reading this thread and the others - Ms. Hoops,
Book of George... etc.
should have had breakfast on March 17th with us: green tea,
green eggs, green pancakes, green, green, green, served by
Madame White of the White House
- I agree... My household was pretty darn serious most of
the time, too...
too bad. Our house (Coyle) was pretty funny and crazy, too.
But then, what do you expect from a bunch of teenagers?!
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