When cheese gets it’s picture taken, what does it say? (G. Carlin)


One of the things I love best about my family is our sense of humor. It’s a rather silly sense of humor. I grew up listening to the likes of George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Steve Martin with many hours watching Bugs Bunny and Monty Python. When George Carlin passed away, my cousin Brian called to say that he would like to gather the family together for a tribute. It took some time to find a day when everyone was available, but last night 14 of us gathered at my aunt & uncle’s home to enjoy good food, fond memories and hours of laughter.

Yup, I’ll admit it…the group above is part of my funky family! My parents are on the left and my aunt and uncle on the right. They decided to dress up in 70s garb for the tribute. These are the folks who helped shape the sense of humor of my brothers, cousins and I. They introduced us to the comedians mentioned above. And, while some may think that a 12 year old (possibly younger) shouldn’t be listening to “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” I actually feel it brought us closer together. I believe our sense of humor has given us an even stronger bond. I have so many childhood memories of us sitting around the living room listening to comedy albums, laughing and enjoying our time together. We (the cousins) would even make up our own skits to entertain our parents. I guess it’s true that the family that laughs together stays together.

Another aspect of the George Carlin tribute that I really enjoyed was listening to the old albums. It was such a familiar feeling sitting around the record player and hearing the crackling sounds coming from the record. I’m glad my nephews were also able to share in this experience…another generation corrupted by our silly sense of humor.

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7 Comments

  1. What a nice way for family to spend time together. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nice family portrait at the bottom!

  3. OMG! I wish I could have been there! I also remember listening to old Spike Jones records with the cousins. Such great memories. Thanks Jamie!

  4. Melissa, wish you could have been there also. It brought back lots of childhood memories.

  5. Aunt Jud

    That’s so funny! Tell Melissa that Uncle John did have his old Spike Jones album out but not enough time to listen….we’ll do that when she’s visiting. Great night last night Jamie….thanks for taking pictures.

  6. What a fun photo! Reminds me of my family’s antics through the years-thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. could they be any more fantastic?! the apple does not fall far from the tree 🙂

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