Relatively Speaking

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Relatively Speaking

 

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Charles Martin

“Never judge someone by their relatives.”
― Charles MartinChasing Fireflies

 

George Burns

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
― George Burns

Leo Tolstoy

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

Jim Butcher

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ”
― Jim Butcher

Derek Landy

“Being a detective isn’t all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant…The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.”
― Derek Landy

 

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Familial Puns #19

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Familial Puns #19

 

 

When a new baby comes into a family, many changes are necessary.

Poor blood circulation runs through the family.

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When I had my PlayStation stolen, my family were there to console me.

The family elders have relative importance.

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family joker is jest having fun with his “elations”.

A family went to watch a 007 movie at the theatre, it was a bonding experience.

 

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“You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family.

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Brotherly Love

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“Have you ever had “feelings” for a relative, perhaps a cousin from your father’s side? Love can sneak up on you and reside in a place where there is no handbook.”

— Gwendolyn Hoff, The Life And Times Of A Black Southern Doctor

Bauvard

“I heard a sermon admonishing people to practice more brotherly love, so I did. I’m still in jail. If I could only give young siblings today one piece of advice, it would be: ‘Don’t turn loyalty into a culturally universal taboo. Just give lip service.”

― BauvardEvergreens Are Prudish

Brotherly Love

Adoption

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Katie Davis

“Adoption is wonderful and beautiful and the greatest blessing I have ever experienced. Adoption is also difficult and painful. Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption.”

― Katie Davis,

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

Chris Crutcher

“Adopted.
Big Deal; so was Superman”

― Chris CrutcherWhale Talk

John Irving

“No one but me ever put a hand on me to feel that baby. No one wanted to put his ear against it and listen…You shouldn’t have a baby if there’s no one who wants to feel it kick or listen to it move.”

― John IrvingThe Cider House Rules

 

ADOPTION

Family

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Jim Butcher

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ”

― Jim Butcher

George Bernard Shaw

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

― George Bernard ShawImmaturity

Claire LaZebnik

“No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.”
― Claire LaZebnikEpic Fail

Marc Wambolt

“I may not always be with you
But when we’re far apart
Remember you will be with me
Right inside my heart”

― Marc WamboltPoems from the Heart

FAMILY

Dogs

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Arthur Conan Doyle

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.”

― Arthur Conan DoyleThe Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Dogs and pets

Zoom — Zoom

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Zoom — Zoom

For all you “Writing is Fun-damental”  junkies (all 10 of you dears) and viewers of SIXTY MINUTES LITE (your imaginary television gets miraculous reception), I am about to hit the road for the homeland of my forefathers; I only had one father not four, but Wisconsin is that destination.

Thanks to wi-fi, I will do a travelogue, in the style of http://www.believersandfaith.com and its “Vagabond Tales”. In the case of “believers”, I visited a different church (or 2) every weekend for 40 weeks.

Not so here, but here is a preview:

  • Lunch with high school friend who lives in Appleton

  • 2 great days with my wonderful family

  • My very 1st ever attempt at prime rib

  • Living & dying with every play of the GB Packer playoff game

  • 600 miles of round-trip smiles

I am positive that I will be coming away with a unique take on this rare mini-vacation from this horrible Illinois winter; with the blinding snow flurries  and  intolerable wind-chills  near freezing.

Wait a minute!!! I am going to places where snow is measured in feet and overnight temps drag the thermometer down to zero or below. Oh well.

Dear Heavenly Father;

“Thank you for lower gasoline prices, a reliable automobile, and the good sense to know east from west from north and south (without the need of GPS)!”

Your faithful servant,

Gwenny

PS  It would have been nice to have Florida relatives….. no California, wait Hawaii.