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Pooster tells us that a relative was once sent to the shops to buy an onion, while the rest of the family went on a daytrip while he was gone. Meanwhile, whole sections of our extended kin still haven't got over a wedding brawl fifteen years ago – tell us about families at war.

(, Thu 12 Nov 2009, 12:24)
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Where was he for 10 years?
I've read some very touching stories here and so I thought I would lighten the mood a little with a story my friend Annie told me about her nutty family.

Annie and her mum and dad had been invited to a family bash. Annie's mum had a sister but they had sort of lost touch and so hadn't spoken for years. However, this reunion had forced them to come together again. Annie's mum told Annie that her sister was mad and untrustworthy. However, when Annie met her aunt, it turned out she was just a little eccentric and lots of fun.

As the evening wore on, family stories came out. At one point, Annie's aunt asked Annie if she knew why there was such a big age gap (ten years) between her and her sister. Annie didn't know and it was clear that Annie's mum didn't want Annie to know either. However, a few sharp glances down the table weren't going to shut the aunt up.

"well" she said, "the reason that we were born so far apart was because my father shot a man because of a horse, and was banged up in prison for ten years - bet your mum never told you that story".

The two sisters didn't speak again for another four years.
(, Thu 12 Nov 2009, 22:00, 3 replies)
*Proper* aunt behaviour!
And uncle, at that. Their job is to tell their nephews and nieces all the stuff that the parents won't.
(, Thu 12 Nov 2009, 22:18, closed)
Oh yes
I once dug a younger cousin in the ribs and joked about her parents' forthcoming silver wedding party being only a couple of months before her own 25th birthday.

She was devastated, to my surprise - it'd never occurred to me that she hadn't done the sums herself.

Seems that everyone but Cousin knew about the shotgun wedding. Fancy that.
(, Fri 13 Nov 2009, 11:16, closed)
My Great Aunty...
...was fabulous, she used to baby sit us all the time and was truly brilliant. She was the one that told me that my dad had been married before, and that my big brother was my half brother! Fantastic! I was 7!
(, Fri 13 Nov 2009, 16:45, closed)

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