Friday, May 30, 2008

Hence the Phrase...

Wow it's the weekend again... I don't really have a story to tell, so I am going to write whatever comes to mind! 

Put your seatbelts on, I have no idea what kind of ride we will go on... LOL...

 
Let's see... whats been going on...
Sam's sister Lisa called today and updated us about Grampa's headstone...
On Memorial Day, Lisa went to visit with Dad
 
[Personally, I do not believe I have to go to a cemetery to visit and talk to Dad... I visit with him everytime I go in the backyard and just 'be'  like he use to do in my backyard] 
 
Whoa, that just made tears run down my face...   I miss that old man, he was a father to me longer than my own father...
 
Anyway, did I ever tell you guys that my father is buried about 30 feet from John Wayne? Well, he is... so are my Grandparents... John Wayne also called Newport Beach his home...  See, even in death... your around celebrities in California! LOL  [okay...no more name dropping]
 
 My mind got sidetracked!
[Which is easy for me] where was I? 
Oh ya... so Memorial Day, Lisa called us...
"Sam... was Dad in Vietnam?" 
 "No"
"Ya I didn't think so... but they put WWII, Korea and Vietnam on Dad's head stone"
"Nah, it has to be a mistake... he wasn't in Vietnam... Hell I was ALMOST in Vietnam Lisa... They stopped the draft the year I turned 18"
 
So long story... longer... the cemetery said
"He was in the Military till January 1962, the Armed Services declared the Vietnam Era to start in 1961... so technically... he served during Vietnam" 
So Dad is one of the few at the cemetery to have served during 3 wars and we should not have it taken off his head stone... it is an honor few share...
 
On to other things...
Today Sam and I ran to the office to check on things... then we ran to the bank, Home Depot, Pep Boys... Blah Blah Blah..
Anyway, I said "Let's go to Lunch" 
[I will do anything to get out of chores at home] 
Did I say that?  Shhhh I'll deny it- if you tell Sam I said that...
 
So we went to Las Casuelas Terrazza
[or maybe it was the Las Casuelas Cantina... I get the two confused here in town] 
Anyway... I was tripping out... seeing my town through Nurse Pam's  eyes... In her journal this week she has been talking about the beautiful mountains that surround my town... how nice it is here, the palm trees and she has been showing photos from her trip here last weekend...
 
[we are gonna meet up next time... huh Nurse Pam!]
 
OMG Nurse Pam, you hafta to go to the Oooom Dome with me and Sam's cousin Gram Pam...
Girlfriend, you haven't had fun till you hang out with me and my partner in crime... We laugh so hard!!! Just going to Jack in the Box can turn into a laughing so hard, you might pee yourpants kind of adventure!
 
I am going to tell you a story about the last time Gram Pam [Sam's cousin] was at the High Desert... I hope it will translate as funny in writing, or if maybe its one of those 'had to be there' moments...  It doesn't matter Gram Pam will read it and laugh so hard and she needs that anyway with surgery coming up...
Ok... so Pam, and her hubby Chuck were up at the high desert house... Gram Pam brought a turkey for us to make and it got juice all over the bottom of the fridge...  Chuck being the sweetheart that he is... got down on his hands and knees and started cleaning the bottom of the fridge... right behind him Gram Pam and I were sitting at the table... 
I said "Pam... you should tell Chuck... While your down there..."
Pam says "Oh hell no, that would take 2 hours!"
I am sure Pam was waiting for me to ask WHY it would take two hours but I didn't...
Instead, I said
"Hence, the phrase... Do you mind if I smoke while you eat"
I have NEVER seen Gram Pam laugh so hard in my life... I didn't think it was THAT funny! However she had me laughing with her till our sides ached...
Like I said before...
 
God I love her... she 'gets' my jokes!
 
Chuck was oblivious to our conversation...  Chuck is a simple man... and I LOVE that about him...  sometimes he takes things literally instead of...
 
wait...
 
Here is an Example:  Gram Pam was talking to Sam about their younger years being crazy...  Gram Pam says "Oh Wow, I knew so many people back then...I had a revolving door on my apartment!" 
Chuck says  "No... No... [deep in thought] uh...it was a regular front door!" 
I love Chuck!
 
Lets see what else...
 
As you guys know, my daughter Candice is getting married in September.  She picked out her 'save the date' things to mail and of course being the parents of the bride we get to pay for everything...
So she sent an email, telling us how to order it... I wish we would have known there was going to be a 'proof' copy first... because Sam wanted to put... as a joke...
 
Save the Date:
Candice & Mike Bob Bill
 
Candice's boyfriend Mike Bob Bill - If you don't 'get' the joke - read this entry
 
 
 
I have a bunch more to say, but... we race at Glen Helen in the morning... so I better go to bed...

8 comments:

lanurseprn said...

That is the restaurant we ate at!!! They have GREAT margaritas! LOL!
YES we're gonna meet up soon. I'd love to see PS through YOUR eyes. You're a local...you know all the GOOD places to go! I'm sure you'd have me laughing the whole time!
Loved your stories. You've got a GREAT sense of humor!
That's cool about your Grampa's headstone reflecting all of those wars. That's very unusual.
Have a good weekend!
Hugs and love to you, Pam xoxox

voliball4me said...

MOM, I know you guys are the parents of the bride... and have to pay for it. Just be happy your not Jeanice's mom... with four daughters, two of which have already had elaborate $100+ per person receptions.... Just being optimistic. LOVE YOU!!! AND Thank   You for getting the save the dates for ME~~ I loooovvvveee them and you!!!

candlejmr said...

You are a NUT and I guess that is why I like you so much!!  This entry sounds like one of our crazy phone conversations!  Your family sounds as crazy as mine...and if Mike Bob Bill (or whoever he is) can take that, then he will do just fine in your family.  He's a lucky guy!!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

imgr8phil said...

John Wayne had a place on Balboa Island.  I love that place, haven't been there in years.  Hope you have a good weekend Chickie.

Phil

eml625 said...

I dont know what to even comment on. Your all over the map sista!!!
Love ya
E

nay0114 said...

Kendra you're crazy. Glad the wedding is going off regardless of whats his name. Poor guy I know you guys love him and I hope he knows that. It's like my family you gotta have tough skin to be in it and LOUD helps too.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

ktchu9 said...

Oh i'll say simple, thats Chuck.  But come on,  that was way over his head... on 2 occasions!!! LOL  at the same time even!!  LOL...........and did you know my dad his brother, were also in the same wars...........we were so grateful to get them both back, in all 3 times.............not knowing so much then, but realizing what they did now, makes me appreciate them so much more!!....................They are so missed by this family...............Oh Kendra, one of these days i will smoke and eat!! can't wait to try it!!..................and of course i laugh at it all, cuz usually its about you and I.!!!

I love you also

Pam

queeniemart said...

I spit my tea straight up just now....you are "all ate up", as they would say. My God...may i smoke while you eat. I GET exactly what you sex fiends were saying. CRAZY ASS.

XO