Monday, December 29, 2014

FAMILY HEIRLOOMS AND PRACTICAL JOKES

A good time was had by all over the Christmas holiday at the ancestral home. We had our traditional Christmas Eve buffet, our Christmas Day Roast Beef dinner with Yorkshire Pudding, with my famous Cosmopolitans that flowed all day!!!!! We long ago stopped exchanging gifts with the family as a whole, we would rather give handmade baked goods, eat and be merry together, besides, we pretty much get what we want during the year anyhow. Oh sure  my Mother and I get each other something as do my Aunt and Uncle. But this year they left me speechless. My Mother surprised me with a ring my father wore. Rather handsome. It was a complete surprise. The ring in question was from his mother's side, there were 10 made for the males in the family, to be passed down. My half brother has one, as well as a cousin of mine and now the one I inherited.........
 
 
 Not sure where the rest are or who has them. The ring, is a sapphire with my dad's mother's family crest engraved into it. The crest has a shield with laurels branches on either side, with a stag coming out from behind. It matches a framed crest we also have. I adore the ring and it means the world to have it. Will I wear it? If I decide too, I must have a clasp in back as it may side off my finger... I have long fingers.  But it is incredibly cool.
  
 
Then my Aunt surprised me with a platter that was my great, great, grandparents. She has had it for years when she inherited it from her aunt, my great aunt. Now... it is rather beautiful even though I'm far from religious. But it is an honor to have such family history.
 
And then it went south. My mother received this gem from her niece who lives in Michigan. And she is known for her sense of humor..... Man in a Barrel......
 
 
And then she figured out the barrel slid up and off........
 
 
We all laughed till we peed, and then we all laughed some more. And my mother was just dumb founded and embarrassed. I mean, it's been 20 some years since she saw penis, I think. But she was really appalled when I bent it down, and let it spring, where it bounced several times before stopping, getting even further laughs. She just shook her head and said "That's my son."
 
Awwwww good times
 
I had texted this to Anne Marie, because we know how inappropriate she can get, and that's why we love the girl!!!

30 comments:

  1. The ring- I feel like we should courtesy or something. :-)

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    1. Whatever makes you feel more comfortable dear.

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  2. Mistress, what a great,story!!!!! I had tears just picturing the whole scenario!!!!!! Nothing like some potty humor now and again. I betting the ring will look handsome on you. Just don't see family crests anymore, how special. You most certainly are loved.

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  3. Hell, I right there with your mother. I haven't seen wood in some time. What a great story!!!!!!!

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    1. Man in the barrel is looking better and better isn't it Norma Lee?

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  4. Touching post. And maybe the platter could be used for Sunday communion for the houseboys? No?

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  5. You have a family crest!?!? Ok. That's just plain cool. Meanwhile you just can't keep your hands off wood can you? This is pretty funny.

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  6. Is it me , or is that not similar to your old party trick??? The ring is way cool, such history.

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    1. Where have you been? I haven't done that shtick since my Laurel and Hardy days.

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  7. I know we've talked before and you have a fascinating family background, and I have the feeling their all pips like you!!!! Treasure those always. But the barrel!!!!!!!! Had a howling!

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  8. Very cool gifts!!!! But the barrel!!!!!!! If I recall from the , cough, um , beach, looks just like you. It's surprisingly un-proportionate from the rest of the body!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. * makes mental note to get Cali Boi and Ms Moorecock muzzles next Christmas *

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  9. HA HA HA HA !!!! i swear every single Filipino person I know has a barrel man!! My boyfriend is Filipino and he has one too . Love the ring. Fun post.

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  10. Very cool gifts indeed!!! Cherish them. Does Barrel man mean you found your Halloween costume???

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  11. I'm at that stage too where I get family treasures as Christmas gifts.

    Cheers and Happy New Year.

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  12. you little bitch! boiiiiiiiiing! :-)

    I envy your family heirlooms (I have none); they are FABULOUS. AND you could put your famous raisin tea biscuits on the bread platter!

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  13. That Barrel Man bought back memories from my youth, my father had one given to him as a joke gift, It sat on his drinks bar in a very prominent position and us kids would sit quietly waiting then go into hysterics seeing the reaction on the faces of his curious old Aunts when they visited... that couldn't resist the temptation to lift the barrel when they thought that nobody else was looking...
    Just think... you could have it to look forward to as part of your future inheritance!
    That ring is really special darling...

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  14. What I treat to get family heirlooms that are heart felt and touching.. I have many family items that are ancient. And that barrel man is a riot! I can just imagine the laughs that got after what you did. The ring will be very handsome on you I m sure.

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  15. Was your family like Dutch royalty or something???? But the man in barrel is definitely Dutch by the size of his junk!!!!! I myself have no family heirlooms yet except one side chair.

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  16. A family ring!?!? Now that is something! And very cool that they still exist. And if the barrel becomes a Halloween costume....pictures please with video demonstration video.

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  17. This was a great post. Getting family heirlooms has to be one of the best things to happen to anyone. Enjoy the ring, but don't expect me to kiss it. ;-)

    That man in the barrel definitely belongs at the Lair!

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  18. Love the heirloom pieces. When i was a kid, my grandmother gave me one of my grandfather's wold rings and though i seldom wear it, it's one of my favorite things.

    And that little man with the big, and real, woody? loving it!

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  19. Now that is something. Do you have any idea how old the ring is? And that joke must have been priceless!!!!

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    1. Not exactly. I know the first few were crafted in Ireland when my family first left there to come to America. I know the family had alot of service with then Queen Wilhelmina. I don't know if she and our distant relatives had these commissioned or what. But I know she had input in the family crest, according to our family chronicle book.

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  20. That ring is amazing! How special to receive it. Any info on what's its worth or who made them???? Very cool you have a family crest. No idea if wed have /had one or not?

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  21. Did you get a commission for posing for the sculpture?

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  22. What an amazing story and tradition in your family! A sapphire!!!! My favorite.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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