Hellidays - When Bad Holidays Happen To Good People

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On Thanksgiving Day, 2003, My mother and I wanted to get a head start on Christmas shopping.  We had a cooked a great Thanksgiving dinner that day.  All of our family came to the house to eat and everything went relatively well.  After eating Thanksgiving dinner and cleaning up some we decided to head out.  Our first stop was to get gas and then to our neighborhood Wal-Mart which was unexpectedly crowded.  They had some great pre-Christmas items on sale and we had to get our hands on them.  We proceeded to go into Wal-Mart.  I don't carry a purse, so I had my day planner with me with all my holiday cash and bill money in it.  

Ok, so we are in Wal-mart shopping our butts off.  My mother and I had split up to go get different it... read more
Posted on 12/16/2009 at 08:58AM by Anonymous
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My cousin had chosen Thanksgiving weekend for his wedding ceremony in Boulder, Colorado. He and I are very close, so he asked me to be a witness. My boyfriend and I decided to drive there from Brooklyn because we both love a good road trip.

We left at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, planning to drive straight through to arrive just in time for a family reunion around the Thanksgiving turkey. We were making great progress having gone 700 miles as we crossed the border from Ohio into Indiana. That’s when our 11 year-old Nissan Pathfinder decided it couldn’t go another foot. Bad distributor cap.

It was about 4:30 p.m. and getting dark. We called our road club for a tow to the nearest garage. Then, we waited in the cold for about two hours... read more
Posted on 12/16/2009 at 08:55AM by Anonymous
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We all went down the block, eight houses away, to Aunt Lu and Uncle Norman's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Aunt Lu's table was, as always, set beautifully. Uncle Norman brought the turkey out on the platter and began to carve.

Aunt Lu looked over and began to scream "Norm.....AAAAAAAAA!!", pointing at the turkey. Uncle Norm dropped the carving knife, my
mother spilled her water, my son, cousin and brother started to laugh and the rest of us sat there stunned. Inside the turkey was a soft textured "tube", ranging in color from chartreuse to dark green.

Well, needless to say, we didn't eat that turkey, but being Italian, there was ravioli and sausage, meatballs, salad...lots of good stuff to eat, and of course, dessert.

We l... read more
Posted on 12/16/2009 at 08:52AM by Anonymous
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I was dating a guy who I basically knew was a scoundrel. I asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he said an electric fish scaler. He was an avid fisherman so I figured this was a necessary accessory. I searched high and low for one and finally located it at a bait and tackle store. (this was pre-internet). It was expensive at the time ,$100. He came over a couple of days before Christmas and I surprised him with the gift. He opened it and started laughing and said, "I was just kidding."
Posted on 12/13/2009 at 03:29PM by Lyn
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