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My mum made us an actual sit down supper tonight so the only thing missing was my kid brother who is away at grad. school. We got to talking about when Remington and his friends went camping for the weekend and took a case of Port along with them. Mum said she could just see the look on the face of the cops if they'd run across them because Port is not something you expect college kids to be drinking in the woods on the weekend. I've got a very odd kid brother.
So my Dad pipes up with a story about my uncle I'd never heard before. Uncle Wayne died when he was 20 from cancer - this would be roughly 1948 - so he was about sixteen when the story took place. For some reason, and my Dad admits that he has no clue how it happened, Uncle Wayne and their best friend, Burch, got onto a ketchup drinking contest. And he says that both Uncle Wayne and Burch were stone sober when it happened too. But the story goes that they were putting the empty bottles in a case behind the seat in the car and they got stopped by the local sheriff. The guy came up to the car, told them that they were nabbed, pulled an empty bottle of ketcup from the case and did a double take.
Mum says she doesn't believe it but, based off some of the other stories my grandmother told me about my Dad, Uncle Wayne and Burch, I have to say it sounds very probable. Especially after then incident with the chicken coop.



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Mar. 24th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Do we get the tale of the chicken coop?

I can just picture the sheriff's facial expression *snigger*
Mar. 24th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I know, me too. :)
If you really want I can do a post with it. My uncle was aparently very strange.
Mar. 25th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
oh yeah please, one chicken coop laugh wanted :p
Mar. 25th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
Okay, I could use something to smile about.
Mar. 24th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
You know they say that most of the great writers have a mental illness of some kind.... ;)

You know that rootbeer whose bottle looks like a real beer bottle? Two forest Rangers caught some teenagers drinking them in a state park and had started to question them about the "beer" when one of the bottles fell over and spilt. One went over and smelt it, realizing it was only soda. :) This happened to one of the guys I went to college with. He was laughing the whole time he was telling the story.

Mar. 25th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Re: Holmes
Well that's certainly true as far as I go. :) My mum dropped me on my head as a baby.

Oh yeah, I totally know what you're talking about. And get this, my kid brother had a can of grapefruit soda and got stopped because a local cop thought it was beer. *rolls eyes* Our local force doesn't have enough to do when the college kids are gone.
Mar. 25th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
bottles of katzup...geez that's like doing a drinking game with sparkling cider...now that's just dumb...who would do drinking games with bottles of sparkling cider =)
Mar. 25th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
I so cannot believe that you brought that up. *grin*
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