My theme for A to Z this year is a wildly different, but very exciting, HERE'S TO YOU all month long. 26 posts to be precise. The most difficult part was narrowing down the 26. All of you deserve your own post. What you will find here is a post by the featured blogger, with traveling music chosen by me that complements said post, and two links. One will link back to the original post and the other to the main page. This year's A to Z is all about making new friends!
Quatro De' Mayo: A Family Event, penned by Gossip Girl at ~*~Whatever~*~, sums up fairly accurately why this blog works so well. Gossip Girl writes about what she knows. That means she covers local politics, job woes, family melodrama, fishing, hunting, and other stuff the Hubs likes to do, and even menopause. In other words, pretty much everything is on the table and served up for seconds. Sometimes it's funny and sometimes it's serious, but its always interesting!
Cue the traveling music:
Quatro De' Mayo: A Family Event by Gossip Girl
We used to have a family reunion for years.
The last one we had was like six years ago. After everyone was gone I
swore to my parents that I knew I was adopted, "You can tell me. I won't get upset."
It made sense that I was adopted after that day. I was the only one
feeling that everyone attending got on my nerves! I have a relative that
I'll call Skut Farkus. It's fitting she looks just like him. Seriously I
am not lying. Growing up she even acted like him right down to being the neighborhood bully. She was 45 the last reunion
and still acted like Skut Farkus and even today still looks just like
him. She was asked to leave the funeral of a family friend and was even
escorted out of the funeral home and that was two years ago. Now my
cousin Farkus either takes too many meds or not enough, haven't
figured out which! After everyone had left and I was helping my mom
clean up I told her that this was the last one that I was coming to as
we talked about a few things that had happened that day. That was last
one that my mom and dad hosted. My sister got the brainy idea to start
it back up this year and that she would play host to this day of
disaster. I am hoping there are prizes for those who don't want to be
there because six years ago when we had the last one it was a total
disaster. I used to think we were the only family that has that one
family member who comes to family events just to ruin everything which
is why I was trying my best to ditch this one. I tried all of the
excuses like... I'm allergic and my doctor told me to stay away from things that cause too much stress, stuff
like that, but since my sister was hosting the event I couldn't ditch
it! When she asked what I was bringing I told her scorpions. No, I swear
I plotted going to the pet store to bring a couple, just in case! I
have no clue how she did it, but even though Farkus showed up, it went
off with no fights or arrests. I am still amazed it happened like that
and that is not the Jack talking either!
You been to any family reunions like this one? Me either. That's why it's fun to read Gossip Girl. She writes about all the juicy stuff!