Monday, February 27, 2012

I'VE GOT A COUSIN CHERYL: She's Bad! Un Huh, Bad!

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I have a cousin Cheryl.  She is a bad girl.  How can you tell?
  Just look into her eyes.  They sparkle with michieviousness!

Cheryl is full of faults.  Chief among them is that she lives so far from where I live.  We almost never see one another.  THAT'S BAD!  Then, there is the meanness!  She is mean!  Yes, mean!  She knows I love chili.  She emails me that she has made 8 quarts of chili two weeks in a row for various charities.  I HAVEN'T HAD MY FILL OF CHILI FOREVER!  Next, she tells me that her husband, Jack, one of the good guys, has been into several singing events where they sing country and gospel, my favorite kind of music.  SHE TELLS ME THAT JUST TO BE MEAN!  Un Huh!

COUSINS BY BLOOD, FRIENDS BY CHOICE

My great grand father, Indivan Pierce, is Cheryl's great, great grandfather.  My grandfather was Indivan's son, William Henry, and Cheryl's great grandmother was Indivans daughter, Deborah.
Cheryl and I discovered one another when I mentioned Indovan on my blog site.  I also found three other cousins, which I hope to meet, but Cheryl and her husband, Jack, have become fond friends.

COUSINS ARE DIFFERENT FLOWERS FROM THE SAME GARDEN

There is a saying in our family when the food is slow a'com'n that it is the "DEBBY FACTOR".  That refers to Cheryl's great grandmother whose food was delicious but it was not known if it was from her skill at the stove or that she was so slow getting the food ready to eat that everyone was starved.  CHERYL HAD NEVER HEARD THAT STORY.  It is often used in our family, leading one to believe that no one ever mentioned the opinion to Deborah.  She was probably a bad girl also?

IN THE COOKIES OF LIFE, CHERYL IS A CHOCOLATE CHIP

My wife, Julie, and I first met Cheryl and Jack at their home near Charllottesville, Virginia when we visited th Prospect Hill Plantation Inn Bed and Breakfast for Thanksgiving a few years ago.

Even bad girls have their good moments.  Yes they do!  We hosted Cheryl and Jack to dinner the night before Thanksgiving.  The inn, renown for it's marvelous food, served lamb chops  Now, as lamb chops go, they were probably alright.  BUT WHO LIKES LAMB CHOPS?

As good guests should, they ate the food like it was wonderful.  IT WAS NOT!  Served with grace and style but it just wasn't what either family normally eats.

NOW THE BAD GIRLS COMES OUT!  The next time, after thanksgiving, she and Jack took us to dinner for some great steaks.  Yep! One-ups-man-ship!

IF YOU HAVE CRAZY COUSINS, YOU HAVE CRAZY TIMES

Not to be outdone, we invited them to be our guests for a week at Myrtle Beach, along with my son, Mark, and his wife, Mary Kay.  WE JUST HAD THE BEST OF TIMES.  Yep!  Birds of a feather do flock together.  No Bad food here.  Julie and I took turns day-by-day cooking our best dinners.  One night I even did a fish fry, Cheryl loves fish.  Last year, Jack had just changed employers and couldn't come back to the beach.  Cheryl came alone.  She was only there for a couple days when she had a death in the family and had to leave.  We missed our bad girl.

A COUSIN IS SOMEONE WHO WALKS IN WHEN OTHERS WALK OUT

It is seven months until our next family get together at Myrtle Beach.  We hope that Jack and Cheryl can both come again.  What we really hope is that they can come to our lakeside retreat for a Labor Day visit with the extended family.  If not then, that they can come to visit us at Thanksgiving time.  HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!  I know they would like to come as much as we would like to have them.  Cousins are special!

AND, BEHOLD THY COUSIN, ELIZABETH - Luke 1:36 KJV

God Bless You and Yours

GOD BLESS THE USA

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2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks,Cuz! You're pretty special yourself! I'd like to think I got a little of my bad self from Grandma Deborah. I know it runs in the family! haha!

Walt Pierce said...

Hey, Sis,

I did say something about "birds of a feather" didn't I. You're right, but I don't know if it is "specially" good or "specially" bad, but, yes, we are SPECIAL. I liked that you used the word "pretty" in our description. ha

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