Wednesday, February 16, 2011

still laughing...


I left a comment at a friend's blog that I thought you might get a kick out of. Her post reminded me of a hilarious family story. Last summer we went on a mini-vacation with my parents. The five of us shared a big room and Sloane had a cot. I got up in the night to go to the restroom and she woke up and asked me to get her a drink of water. I didn't want to turn on the lights and wake up anybody, so I grabbed a glass by feel and poured water in it. I took it to her and everyone's sound sleep was over. I'm not sure if it was her exclamation, "Oh gross!" or my roar of laughter that woke everyone, but I had handed her my Dad's false teeth in a glass.

26 comments:

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Yikes!!! I love the story and the image.

When you are a kid, there is something amazingly creepy about teeth in a glass...and maybe when you are an adult too -unless they are your own teeth!

Marilyn said...

too very funny! This definitely made me laugh.

Diane said...

That IS gross! She was right!

Rita said...

Oh Relyn, I laughed and laughed when I read this. I can just see Sloane's face when you handed her that glass! Sooo funny! I bet Carl didn't think it near as funny. Thanks for sharing that.

Jeanie said...

OH, that is a total hoot! I just LOVE this story!

Thanks for making me smile on a very gloomy day!

dulcy said...

When Grandma would come and stay with us, she would share my bedroom because I had twin beds. I was always very excited about this, and enthralled by the glass she kept by the bed that she would put her teeth in at bedtime. It was just a normal part of Grandma's visit (that and making me practice the piano....).

WhiteStone said...

Poor Sloane! Oh, Dear! Oh, Dear!

Oliag said...

I needed that laugh today!! I can picture this as scene in a big screen comedy:)

Bee said...

Well, yuck; but also yuk. I've never thought of that before, but gross things DO often make us laugh.

Great visual, too. :)

One Woman's Thoughts said...

I had to laugh at the story.

I was always fascinated by my grandmother's false teeth, hearing aide, almost empty pocketbooks and and beautiful brooches.

Jennifer Richardson said...

You also handed her
a FANTASTIC story to
tell.....one of those
lifelong gems to pull out!
Well done mom:)
-Jennifer

Char said...

:) that would be pretty awful

snippets of thyme said...

Hysterical!! I would have woken everyone with my snorts of laughter!

Dawn said...

That is so gross and hilarious all at once!

Jeanne said...

Giggles
I love you
I love your stories and how you make me laugh and full of joy
Love Jeanne

christinelaennec said...

Thanks for the laugh!!

Tracy said...

eeekkk... Oh, that is FUNNY! Imagine the horror & fright... hehehe... Poor Sloane. So cute though... Thanks for the laughs, Relyn! :o) Happy Weekend to you all ((HUGS))

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Reminds me of the story Grandfather's Teeth and Junie B. when she said she was waiting for to see what other part that guy(her GF) would pull out or off next. Thanks for the giggle. Hope your Sunday is great and your Monday delightful. Love you ~ me

suzyQ said...

great and hilarious story! hope you are having a great weekend! (do you have a 4-day wkend like we do?)

Lara said...

Oh Yuck! But definitely HILARIOUS! :)

Amy said...

HA! That's hilarious! well, as long as you're not the one holding the glass ... :)

elizabeth said...

That is hilarious. Good thing she didn't drink them! ;-)

happeningsonchaosranch said...

That is funny! I'm sure she'll remember that story fondly when she's all grown up. I remember my great-grandfather staying with us when I was very little. He told my sister and I that he was taking his teeth out so he wouldn't bite us in the night! We giggled and giggled over that then and it is still fun now.

Sharon

cristie said...

yikes! xox

susanna said...

LOL! Ha ha ha ha haaaa! FUNNY! Poor Sloane. Good story. You made me choke on my ice tea, Relyn.

Jaime said...

When my cousin was young, she once stole her grandmother's false teeth in the night and put them under her pillow hoping to hit the jackpot with the tooth fairy. It took a while for the big people in the house to find them. I had to hand it to her though..it was a brilliant idea for a 5 year old, even if it brought her no loot. lol.

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