Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye

I'm not above using my family's most embarrassing photos for blog material.

You are shocked, are you not?

I have no shame in doing this as long as I am not in the pictures.
My father entrusted me with the family photo album.
I have no idea what happened there, he used to be such a wise man.

When my sister and I were young, we spent every weekend
at our Grandparents house.
Every weekend!
We loved this.
We adored our grandparents and they enjoyed having us.

It never occurred to us that this was a rather strange situation.
Until just a couple of years ago.
My sister and I were talking and remembered those weekends.

"Why do you think we went to Grandma's every weekend when we were little?" I asked her.

"What were Mom and Dad doing when we were gone?" she asked.

Let's take a peek at the family photo album, shall we?

Now, I can't tell you exactly what was going on here.
But this was our living room.
Notice the lovely floral couch and the green shag carpet.
Apparently, this was a game where the husbands rolled up their pant legs and the wives were blindfolded and had to find their husbands by feeling their legs.
I'm not positive about this but I'm assuming that copious amounts of alcohol were involved.
I'm not judging.
We must remember, this was before the invention of Wii Bowling.
Before Pictionary.
But for crying out loud Dad!
They did have poker and ping pong in those days, didn't they??!!!



Melynda said...

Are you sure it was not the famous "hairy leg fetish" game that was popular after copious amount of alcohol and the complete lack of pictionary?

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing so hard can't type,, I'll be back when I stop laughing!

Ashley said...

Haha! That is hilarious! I have seen something like this on tv and some of the wives got it wrong!! How do you get it wrong?

Kris said...

Beats the heck out of bingo if you ask me.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Well I gotta say here . . . . technically I'm not a drinker.


To get me to play that game and 'feelup' all those men's hairy legs, I would certainly start the habit just before the game started. It's the only thing that would keep me going.

just call me jo said...

So I suspected radical kinkiness before you explained. Color me smutty... Some day your children will have some bizarre photos of you to post to their blogs. I tried to think of a situation that you'd be captured in--I just couldn't wrap my warped, little mind around it.

Bethany said...

OMG I have tears running down my face trying to imagine my parents playing this game. And let me say - I HOPE copious amounts of alcohol were involved :)

Anonymous said...

snort.....I'm laughing so hard there is coffee coming out of my nose.
HEY, that could be another stupid party game!

(PS...I have some similar photos of my 'rents).


deb said...

LOLOLOL..thanks for startingoff my day with a big belly laugh!!!
My parents had shag carpet too..avacado green and it was so long we used to have to "rake it"!!!!

Genn said...

Oh that is too funny!
Looks like they knew how to have a good time. ;)

Laraine Eddington said...

Actually, I think there is a Wii game called "Do You Think Your Hairy Legs Can Dance?"

Connie said...

hahahaha ha!
That is hilarious! It's always so cool (and funny) going back through old photos and coming across some that make you wonder "what the heck were they doing?" I love it!

Bev said...

I certainly hope large amounts of alcohol were involved. It's the only thing that makes this make sense. Otherwise, just ewwww.

This is a good reminder that we need to destroy everything that could be used against us by our children.

Whosyergurl said...

omg, Holly, this is hilarious!
xo, Cheryl

Tabitha said...

Hahahahahahhahahaahahahahahaahahaha!!!! That's hysterically funny! Love it! I'd just love to know who came up with that game to begin with. :-P

Linda said...

That made my day! I couldn't stop parents did some pretty weird things at parties with their friends too...I think it must have been when we spent entire weeks with our Grandparents!

Tammy said...

Oh man!! Your dad is gunna get you! lol!!

ain't for city gals said...

lol...but I have to say this is the strangest thing...I just wouldn't to feel up a bunch of hairy legs that I didn't know! Someone told me a couple of months ago that Larry's mom and dad were quite the party say I was shocked would be putting it mildly....sometimes ignorance is bliss!

lifeinredshoes said...

They sure knew how to have a good time!

corners of my life said...

Can you even imagine who might have invented this game and why?
Well, at least they are all having fun.