Monday, January 10, 2005

"I'm Pregnant...

Could you please Pass The Potatoes" --Made famous at Turkey Day dinner several years ago by my sister.

The story goes like this. We are all setting down for dinner at my Dad's house in Hagerstown. Leslie and I, Michelle, my brother, Courtney and her fiance, my dad and step mother. In the middle of dinner we are all talking and Courtney says, out of the blue, "I'm pregnant, could you please pass the potatoes". Dead silence.

Looking back, probably one of the funniest moments of my life. What a way to make an announcement.

In any case, this came up again recently as Michelle and I went out with a couple of her friends and for some reason were explaining all the weirdness that happened that year. Listening to Michelle describe some other stuff that happened made me think of the impression I would have had if I were first hearing about all this and prompted me to explain that No, we had not been on Jerry Springer nor did we at any point live in a trailer. :)

Anyway, that is the secret hidden meaning of Pass The Potatoes, besides, Frunch was taken.

And Ben, want a cheesestick? :)

1 comment:

Ben said...


-picks cheesestick off of left shoulder-


Good times man, good times.

I too have a funny story about passing the potatoes (or rather, my dad does). The first time he came home for dinner after he left for college, he let slip 'Would you pass the f---ing potatoes?' I wish I could have been there to see that.