Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Funny Little Pink Story-Sunday Rerun

WOW!!!
It's the 40th Rerun Sunday! Hop on over to Chari's Place for more!
AND on to Memoir Monday!

One summer a girl named Sonja came to visit us from Germany. She was cute and blond and knew classroom English quite well. Rob had met her over there when he was stationed in Ulm.
She brought me these hand-painted glasses
It just so happened that our daughter, Martie, was visiting us from Ohio at the same time. Therefore her friends from high school were almost constantly at our house, keeping us surrounded with clever, jubilant, twenty-something girls.

They lounged by the pool telling riotous stories of past escapades that they had perpetrated and somehow managed to live through. (That summer I learned that I was thankfully kept in the dark during Martie’s coming of age years.)

In telling a story, one of the girls used the term “Driving the Porcelain Bus.” Sonja jumped in with, “Vhat is this ‘Porcelain Bus?’”

The girls immediately began giving Sonja a lesson in the many ways a person can say, “vomit” in American slang, beginning with “Tossing Ones Cookies” and continuing through an impressive list including, Hurl, Make a Sidewalk Pizza, Bark at the Carpet, Pray to the Porcelain God, Yak, Blow Chunks and Call Ralph, Each new entry, complete with explanation, and even some acted-out demos caused all of them to laugh raucously.

Later, after nightfall, they left to go OUT, where ever that is. Martie, who was pregnant with our first grandchild, was the designated driver.

On the way out the door, they revisited the barfing conversation. “Call Ralph? What about ROY!” “Roy” was emoted with breathtaking authenticity. “Don’t forget EARL!” More realistic barf sounds. They continued to Ralph, Roy, Earl, (and someone even added a Buick), all the way out to the car until neighbors began to come out on their porches to see who was being sick in the street.

Much, much later, I woke to the sound of them making snacks and giggling downstairs in the kitchen. When Martie and Sonja came up stairs I called out from my bedroom, “What did you learn tonight, Sonja?”

She replied, “Tonight, I learn…um..I learn…” and then to Martie, “Vhat is this bag?”

I knew exactly what she learned before they said another word. She was speaking of an old-school utensil that came in a festive red color and was used for feminine hygiene.

(Thank you Beverly, for your patience with my inability to deal with Mr. Linky)

28 comments:

Altered Glass said...

When my kids start those stories, usually it is Christmas eve with everyone around the living room and someone starts,"Remember when..." I just act like I'm not listening in order to get all the details. Then I think,"where was I that I missed this occassion, surely I was home. How could I have missed it?" Some of the stuff, I am amazed what they got away with.... Oh they missed one of our favorites, arffed!

Keetha said...

I'm so glad I'm not the ONLY mother who was fooled by her offspring. Whew.

BTW, can we SAY douche bag online?????

Just wonderin'

maidenshade said...

Yeah, it's Pink Saturday's 1 Year Celebration!

And what a PERFECT way to celebrate - Hygenically;-) Very cute story, ignorance is sometimes bliss but often times hilarious.

Today I've got Part II of For a Princess (with Part I recapped) - and as it is centered around a celebration, it fits perfectly what with all of the little princesses in their pink tiaras; ) I hope you can come by - I know you'll enjoy it.

xJ
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Chandy said...

LOL Kids always surprise us that's for sure!

Great to see you here at the Pink Birthday Bash! Those are some awesome pink glasses! Have a great Pink Saturday!

Lynn said...

Well. I did and lightening didn't strike me.
Yet.

Vivienne said...

That's hysterical. What about "Technicolor Yawn" I always like that one. :)
I posted on your award (From now on known as THE BLANK CANVAS award) and I also have one for you.
Ah, mutual admiration. It's a beautiful thing.
:)

Julie said...

What a funny story!
Have a beautiful PINK day!

Charlene said...

Your story so made me laugh! We learn so many things after the fact! Thank you for visiting me on Pink Saturday. Also, your glasses were really pretty.

Robin said...

funny....

Happy Pink Saturday!

Cathy said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing those awesome pink roses glasses.

xo Cathy

Terri said...

lol.... Pretty glasses. I hope you are having a great pink Saturday. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Florida Sue said...

Lynn that's so funny. I can only imagine the look on your face. Sonja sure had great taste. They are very pretty glasses. I take it that you still have not been stricken by the lightening? Hope not, because I enjoy you too much.

susan said...

Trying to keep up with the kids' lingo keeps me on my toes too! Have tried the rusty nail--no go, but thanks. They just WANT to be pink :)

Lisa said...

Love it!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Ah girls. I can easily see mine having a similar conversation. Hope you enjoyed your day.

MiMi said...

For some reason, when I got to the Barking at the Carpet, I started laughing and couldn't stop. I NEVER heard that one!!! : )
Here I thought I'd heard em all.
Macey

Abby Lanes said...

Thanks for sharing such fun memories. This was cute!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Abby

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy pink saturday! pretty glasses and funny post too! hehehehe

graciegirl said...

Very pretty glasses
Happy Pink Saturday
Tracy (Graciegirl)

koralee said...

cute story...pretty pretty glasses!!! Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

LOL..... :)

Shey said...

What a fun story! :) Love the cute glasses too.

Have an awesome week.

suesueb said...

funny story-i'm so glad my kids kept me in the dark most of the time about what they did!! the paintings in the dentist office are on the wall. thanks for visiting my blog!! happy pink week!

someplace in thyme said...

your hand painted glasses are just beautiful and the story was great. Happy Pink Saturday and I am so sorry to be so late, lots and lots of posts this week, Char

Audrey said...

Oh my! Your visitor from Germany must have gone back with some interesting stories :)

Chari said...

Hi Lynn...

My friend, I love those beautiful handpainted glasses from Germany...gorgeous! Okay...I'm sitting here contemplating whether I want to comment or not about your "Martie and Sonja story"...hehe! Just kidding! I'm tellin' ya...you gotta love those darlings! My friend, I have three grown daughters (all of which are married with families of their own now). I have learned soooo much...too much...about things that happened when they were still at home! OMG...I am so glad that I was "in the dark" about them at the time! Ornery girls!!! Loved your post, my friend...it was cute! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today for Sunday Favorites!

Have a super Sunday!
Chari @Happy To Design

Lori E said...

She was probably very happy to share all of her new found knowledge with her family and friends back home.

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