My husband comes from a large family. I am sure I have said this before. And sometimes I wonder what people are thinking, by people I mean his relatives both blood relatives and ones that married into the family. Some of the things they say and do just make me wonder what the hell they are thinking. Let me begin by saying his family is close for the most part. Three sets of aunts and uncles live on the same block. A few more family members are in the same town. Most others live in surrounding towns. a few live out of state. The oldest passed away a few years ago so there are 11 brothers and sisters left, a vast number of grandkids (this is where my husband falls. He is the oldest.) and a number great grandkids.
Now let me being with an uncle. He was offended because his sister didn’t invite him to a get together Steeler party. Now everyone in the family knows that it is always an open invitation. If there is a party somewhere you just show up. Especially during football season. They are Steeler freaks, every single one of them. Now this uncle has season tickets so it was assumed he would be at the game which is why he wasn’t called to begin with but like I said it is always an open invitation anyways. He is recently separated from his wife who is nothing but a whore but that is a whole ‘nother story. He seems to be pulling away from the family. Not showing up for parties and gatherings, etc.
One cousin is a lesbian. Well actually two are but this story is just about one of them. So this cousin goes to New York and marries her bride. I think it is fantastic that they are able to do this. Love is love regardless of race, color, sex, etc. Anyways they have a picnic/party/reception to celebrate their marriage. At this party I overheard the bride (not the cousin) saying that they have to go say good bye to xxx because it is a cousin they actually like… Seriously WTF.. First of all there are 30 cousins, all of their spouses and 18 second cousins, well 16 and 2 on the way. You don’t say shit like that.. out loud… where others can hear you.. And what makes it work is that the bride (again not the cousin) said it again at a recent get together. I mean I have cousins that I get along with better than others. It is because I have more in common with them but I would never ever dream of saying it out loud ans seriously I am not one for censoring the things that come out of my mouth.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I could go on and on but I need to go to work now so the rest of the craziness will have to wait.