Monday, December 18, 2006

If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit next to me.

Love that quote from Steel Magnolias. I have desperately tried to memorize my favorite poems and philanthropic quotes but all I seem to be able to remember are lines from movies and TV shows I have seen hundreds of times, including Caddyshack, Fletch, Simpson's series, South Park, Monty Python's movies, all of the Vacation movies, and many other classics. Nothing ground breaking, only sarcastic remarks.

So, to stay with the theme, I will tell a tale of craziness contributed by my family. One of my mother's brothers, D (actually all of them start with the letter D but that's a whole other story entirely), has a lot of cats. So many cats, that there is never a current count that can be relied upon. D and his family are not of wealth in any arena except for pets. When D and his wife went away one weekend, they asked D's mother (my grandmother) to stay and watch their kids (4 in total). Despite the abundance of kids, their refrigerator is stocked with nothing but 2 liter Pepsi bottles. Grandma really didn't know what to feed the kids out of this well stocked fridge, so she resorted to the freezer to try and find something nutritious.

The freezer was well stocked with lots of foil wrapped things. After rummaging through its depths, she finally found what she was hoping would be a roast, it was the right size after all, what else could it be she thought. As the children stood around drooling, she carefully began to unwrap the item. At last, it revealed itself. It was not a roast, it was a frozen cat! The children looked unsurprised and just blinked at their grandmother as she screamed. The oldest one finally fessed up, "Well, grandma, what else are you supposed to do with a cat when it dies?" They ordered out that night and she never opened the freezer again.

Why was there a cat in the freezer? Well, the cat had died right before they left on vacation that weekend, and my uncle wanted to have it autopsied to discover the cause of death. So to preserve it for future discoveries, he wrapped it in foil and tossed it into the freezer until he could get to it and had the money to have the procedure done. Well, of course, that is a perfectly reasonable solution, after all, there wasn't any food in there anyway.

9 comments:

Aurelia said...

I just snorted juice out of my nose. And the funny thing is, that it really does seem like a very logical thing to do after I considered it for a second...

Dino aka Katy said...

uhhh well that will teach you to look for food in someone elses fridge. I wonder how much the autopsy would cost - I just took my two dogs to the vet for their regular appointment and it was $476.

Barbara said...

They could have warned her about the cat. Glad they didn't roast it.

Sunflower said...

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Welcome to my Sunflower and supporting me!

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Sunflwoer

NCD said...

Got your comment! Thanks, I know what it means to try to connect over anything. This process is so very hard.

Want a couple other 'connections'? I have a degree in science and am medicated for my own brain imbalance. Fun times.

Nicole

JF, scientist said...

EWWWWWWWW. Not a good thing to forget in the freezer.

The worst thing we ever left in the freezer was a frozen fish (from ice fishing in Lake Erie).

JF, scientist said...

Although, on a second reading, I suppose they didn't forget it. Still, EEEEWW.

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Steven Novak said...

I can not, and will not support the use of a Steel Magnolias quote. ;)

Steve~