Monday, January 3, 2011

Traveling With LV

My cousin Fannie was getting married and since we were close friends I really wanted to go to the wedding. They lived in a little community in New York, their wedding customs were quite different from the ones I grew up with and I looked forward to seeing how everything would be.

Daddy and Mom made plans to attend the wedding. They would get someone to come stay with my brothers while we were gone for several days. They also suggested that LV might enjoy meeting some of my cousins. Since our wedding day was getting closer they thought it would be nice if we would get to have one trip with each other.

I was thrilled at the thought that we could spend most of three days together and when LV's parents gave their okay I could hardly wait until it was time to go to the wedding.

The driver came and we got into the mini van and went to pick up LV.  Daddy sat in the front, Mom and John sat on the next seat while LV and I got to have the last seat to ourselves. It seemed great being able to talk without having to keep an eye on the living room clock. It didn't seem very long before I heard Daddy say something about watching for a place to eat. I hoped he would stop somewhere other than his usual choice of McDonald's and wasn't disappointed when we stopped at a real restaurant.

We all sat together at the same table. I can't recall what I had but still remember that LV ordered a steak. When our orders came he started cutting the fat from his steak. Daddy was sitting across the table from us and was watching as all the fat got set to the edge of LV's plate. I was absolutely mortified when Daddy said, "I'll eat the fat if you don't want it."

I felt like sinking out of sight as after LV's okay Daddy reached over to his plate and got the strips of fat. I had hoped Mom and Daddy would be comfortable around LV, but not quite that comfortable!


  1. Lol about the fat. Things are always so much more tragic when we are teenagers! Reminds me of the time that one of my boyfriends called during dinner time and my dad answered and told him that I was "feeding my face" and would call him back. I thought I would die of mortification!

  2. Isn't it a crime what young folks have to suffer through under well-meaning parents!! ;) Wonderful post; thank you!!

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  4. Oh how cute! I remember one time Momma and Daddy taking George out to eat. We drove for almost 2 hours just to go to a special catfish place that Mom and Dad wanted to impress George with. George ordered catfish and ate it and told them later that he did not like catfish but that was pretty good. My parents felt so bad! lol He has eaten catfish every since though!

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  6. Love the post, it is much more fun to look back and laugh than when one is actually going through the embarrassing moment! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'll look forward to coming back to yours and "catching up," I know I will enjoy the story of your journey as we will be living in the midst of a large Amish & Mennonite community soon.

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  7. I had to laugh at this one! I suppose you could say that LV was already "accepted" into the family!! Your post brought back memories of when my family would "pick" off of each other's plates! I have to smile - my 20-something sons still do it!


  8. That is funny! I just know it will be me one day and my children will be embarassed of me! :)

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  9. I'm sure he wasn't trying, but that's half the fun of having your children's dates around - embarrassing your own kids!! I bet LV didn't think a thing of it - he's a guy. :)

  10. THAT is SO funny! I LOVE the way you wrote about it... we feel what you felt then.

    But it made you remember what LV had for dinner, and you quite forgot what you had, didn't you? Hehe. Funny how we remember the tough stuff...

    Very nicely done post.


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  12. HAHAHAHA!!!! My father in law would do the same thing!!! Seriously!! *wipes tears from her eyes*

  13. Really a good post.Your experience is awesome and reminds me about my hang up with my family treat.

  14. LOL you poor thing! Don't worry I think its a parent's right to embarress their kids. we will probably do it to our own kids! Blessings, Joanne


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