Mi Familia – Part Tres

15 Sep

Sorry I have been absent for so long – my full time job is extremely busy right now getting ready for our conference in a month in Toronto. I have been working pretty much non-stop even once I get home. I am neglecting family, friends and bloggers alike! I cannot wait for this conference to be over!!

I have decided to take a small break from the work – blech – and post Part Tres. I know y’all have been anxiously waiting to see who comes next in my ridiculously large family.

Part Tres starts with my youngest, oldest sister, Sherri Bob. I am referring to her as Sherri Bob because she moved to Wisconsin long ago and one of her friends called everyone their name and then added Bob because they live in farm country. I thought it was funny. She no longer lives in Wisconsin and I hardly ever call her Sherri Bob to her face but I have decided to here. Run with it.

Sherri Bob has her own blog, too. She has only posted one thing, but in time I believe that she will have some interesting things to say. Get ready to add her to your blog roll, people! She is definitely a character.

She is the one with her mouth open. And that is my oldest sister, Donna, if you remember back in Part Uno and me in the middle. Sisters….sisters….

Here is the story I love about Sherri Bob:

Back before time began – for me, at least – Donna, Wayne (Part Dos) and Sherri Bob were in the backseat while my mama was driving down the road. The kids were probably in the 9-12 or so age range. Kids are kids, right? So she pulled on the handle of the door and out she rolled so silently and effortlessly from the car. (This was before seat belt laws and car seats were enforced and kids could just jump around in the car willy nilly.) Un-hurt, Little Sherri Bob sprang up from the dirt and ran after the car as my mama kept driving. Little Donna and Wayne – the angels – just waved and grinned from the back window. Tootle-loo, sister, tootle-loo. Little Sherri Bob, bless her heart, ran as fast as she could after the car so that mama wouldn’t leave her stranded and abandoned. Mama didn’t know why cars were honking; their drivers waving and pointing so she nodded and waved back at them. Friendly people in these here parts, she thought, but why are they shaking their fists? Curious. Then seeing Little Sherri Bob in the side mirror, running behind, my mama pulled over and let her back in, to her brother and sister’s great dismay.

That is the story I like to tell and I make it funnier and more exaggerated every time, of course. But what really happened is that my mama knew she fell out and didn’t want to run her over so drove some distance away from the drop-out point to stop. Sherri Bob was so fast and hopped right up and tore off after her, making it seem to passers-by that my mama didn’t realize she had lost a passenger. Ahhhh…memories!

Sherri Bob is married to Dale:

And has two daughters. Aimee Bob:

Here she is after we had just pierced our noses. (She is a lot more like a sister to me than a niece.) My story with Aimee is that I dropped her when she was a baby. She won’t let me forget it. Sherri Bob was very angry with me back then for doing so. My only defense is that she was all bundled up in one of those slippery sleeper coats for winter and she was doing that arching her back thing that babies do. Well, she arched right out of my arms with her little slippery self and did a face plant on the carpet. So if she’s a little messed up in the head, it is my fault. I apologize, Aimee. Sincerely. Please forgive me. That was a lot of guilt for an eight year old to deal with. I still have nightmares. Sherri Bob was scary to me at that age. She is 5’7″ but to a little kid, she was very tall – seven feet, at least. And she had this eyebrow raise look she would give you if she wasn’t happy with you. Scary. Am I right, Aimee?

And Hannah Bob:

Hannah is 10 and is currently being home-schooled. Hannah Bob is holding a child of Aimee Bob’s. His name is Leland, but we will get to him, in good time, my friends.

Aimee is married to Keolakapono. That’s right, it’s a long, funny name. He is Hawaiian. We call him Keola.

The little guy with him is Anthony, their son. He is a month older than Big A and just entered Kindergarten, too. Then there is Abbey:

She is two weeks older than Little A – so almost 3! Then comes the littlest love bug you ever could meet. I just wanna squeeze the stuffin out of him. His name is Leland and he is soooo cute:

His little black t-shirt says, “Lock up your daughters.” Tis true!! Of course, I think they are all adorable! But Leland is just too cuddly. All of the above live in Phoenix, AZ and that is way too far away from here! But a lovely place to visit to escape from the freezing cold of Chicago! Keola and Aimee have been there for three or four years and Sherri Bob, Dale and Hannah have recently joined them after leaving the farmstead in Wisconsin. They missed their little family too much!

Well, that does it for Part Tres. I think that is everyone. I have no living grandparents and neither does Hubby. Hubby just has his poor little mama who lives in NH:

Not really enough for Part Cuatro. Poor Hubby. I made him meet everyone the first time he met me. Although back then there wasn’t this many of us, but there were the older kids at least. And he married me anyways. Gotta love that!

I hope you enjoyed mi familia! I sure do on a daily basis. I hear Donna is going to start a blog so she can dish all the stories about yours truly, DM. Sherri might as well in her blog. So far my mama hasn’t said anything too embarrassing but we’ll see after the Sherri Bob story what kind of trouble I’ll be in!

Until next time, dear bloggers. Thanks for reading!

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7 Responses to “Mi Familia – Part Tres”

  1. Wendy September 15, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Yeay! Finally got to hear the rest of the story. 🙂 Don’t work too hard, okay?

  2. Jan September 16, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    Fun stuff, we had an old station wagon with a door that didn’t lock, Sherri fell out, she had been fighting for the front seat, when she fell out I didn’t know what to do to stop or drive on, the people were honking at me for letting my child run in rhe street, she had a big boulder on her head from falling out, two days later Wayne had the same experience but he grabbed on to the handle of the door and was left hanging out into the street.This is the stuff younger kids hear and each time it is repeated it gets more out of touch with reality. DM you are a receiver of many mysteries from your familia.

  3. HeatherPride September 16, 2008 at 9:44 am #

    That is one hilarious story about Sherri Bob!! And you have some adorable kiddos in your family too!

  4. Sprite's Keeper September 16, 2008 at 4:04 pm #

    Oh wow, your family sounds like so much fun but the holidays must get confusing!

  5. hotmama03 September 16, 2008 at 11:14 pm #

    Okay, here is my comment… and I dont know how to add you and grandma and all them to my blogroll… let me know… Oh and I’m sorry you’re still so guilt-ridden over dropping me. I never knew that it made such a huge impact on you…

  6. kirsty815 September 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm #

    Oh my you weren’t kidding about having a big family..lol They look like a fun bunch!

    Kirst

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