Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

THE GOOD NAPKINS

Ahhhhh.....................The joys of having Girls.

My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake).

One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar,

I read the box in the cabinet.

I then asked my mother why she was keeping ''napkins' in the
bathroom. Didn't they belong in the kitchen?
Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that
those were for 'special occasions' (her second mistake).



Now fast forward a few months . . . It's Thanksgiving Day, and my
folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner.

Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone.

Mine was to set the table (her third mistake).



When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into
laughter.


Next came his wife, who gasped, then, began giggling.
Next came my father, who roared with laughter.

Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment

when she saw each place setting on the table with a 'special occasion' Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork
carefully arranged on top.

I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge!!

My mother asked me why I used these
and, of course, my response sent the other adults into further fits
of laughter.

'But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!'

Pass this on to your girlfriends who need a good laugh or anyone who
has a daughter!


Life is too short for drama and petty things,

so kiss slowly,

laugh insanely, love truly

and forgive quickly,

and for heavens sake,


use THE GOOD NAPKINS whenever you can!

4 comments:

amy said...

very funny! Thanks for the laugh :)
Amy

Tiffany Pezent said...

I am picking myself off the floor from laughing so hard!!! That is a great one to pass around! Thanks for sharing.

Joy in the Burbs... said...

funny funny!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Michele: I left you something on my blog.