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Friday, July 15, 2011

Meeting Relatives
    
  Smile    Since I was the youngest grandchild on both sides of a large family, there were several cousins I didn’t meet as a child.  Most of them were grown and scattered from Kentucky to California before I arrived on the scene.  After Joe and I moved to Missouri, my parents followed us here and built next to us.  As relatives traveled through the area they stopped to visit.  One year Mother’s nephew and his wife stayed a few days.  I had never met Curt and Connie, but had heard stories about Curt from my oldest brother and sister.  We liked them immediately.  My children were very young and inquisitive.  One evening at my parents’ house, we heard the sound of a kitten.  Since none of us kept animals in the house, the children ran to the door to investigate.  The sound continued as the three children ran through the house from door to door searching for the kitten.  The adults soon discovered the source, and Curt’s wife Connie could not keep a straight face.  The children were somewhat disappointed to learn the “kitten” was Connie.Later that evening, our two year old son crawled onto Curt’s lap.  Curt had grandchildren of his own, and the rowdiness got wilder by the minute as the two tormented each other.  Paul poked and grabbed at Curt as he giggled and laughed.  Curt tickled the boy as he told him, “If you don’t behave, I’m going to yank out my teeth and pull out all my hair.”  Having just met Curt, I didn’t think much about the statement.  The children had seen my parents take out their false teeth.  Paul continued to tease.  Suddenly, Curt whipped out his dentures with one hand, grabbed a handful of hair with the other hand, and yanked off a toupee.  None of us had realized the hair was fake.  The boy stopped as if frozen in space.  His mouth dropped open, and his eyes widened in shock.  When the rest of us laughed, Paul finally grinned.  After that, Paul was never sure about how to act around the man, but wasn’t afraid of him.  None of my children ever forgot the woman who sounded like a cat or the man who yanked off his hair.           
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