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#1 SINNETT

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:29 AM



I hope this gives you all a laugh!!!! wink.gif

With Pauls father being so poorly recently, the family spent lots of time together remembering lots of the good times and it was great having those memories refreshed. smile.gif

For Paul and I the first time I was invited to his parents for Sunday Lunch can NEVER be forgotten. blink.gif

It was a little difficult as I arrived on the scene just as Pauls first marriage was ending - I wasn't the "other" woman but it was slightly bad timing. huh.gif

Anyway, on the Sunday in question we all met at the local pub (for a little Dutch courage) and Pauls mum and I had a few Diamond Whites - VERY strong cider. ohmy.gif Of course this broke the ice and the atmosphere was great as we returned to the house.

Pauls mum had excelled herself, Roast Beef and all the trimmings - lots of veg including Cauliflower which she had made a cheese sauce to accompany. tongue.gif

The beef was great and so was the conversation, no difficult silences or anything, so I was feeling quite relaxed. cool.gif

She cleared the plates and said she had made a jam sponge with custard for dessert and we all said yes to it.

Being the "guest of honour" I got the first portion, took my spoon and tucked into the sponge. When I got it into my mouth something was just not right - it was AWFUL. ph34r.gif blink.gif Of course I am now in a quandry, does his mum's sponge normally taste like this and if so I can't offend her by not eating it. unsure.gif huh.gif

Thankfully Pauls dad took a spoon of his and spit it out immediately. ph34r.gif

Well because she was a little tiddly from the cider Pauls mum had forgotten that she had made cheese sauce for the cauli and thought she had pre-made the custard - believe me jam sponge with cheese sauce will NEVER be a hit. blink.gif huh.gif laugh.gif

I also have another story of meeting my first husbands parents but first over to you.

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Caroline


#2 Petals

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:21 PM

THAT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST THAT I HAVE HEARD
FOR A LONG TIME.

I WONDER IF THE PERSON TAKING THE PHOTOGRAPHS AT YOUR WEDDING
ASKED YOU ALL TO SAY ''CHEEEEESE''

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#3 Nicki169

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 02:27 PM

Caroline,
That was so funny! I can't wait to hear your next story.

#4 Sandra

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:49 PM

laugh.gif Cheese, custard, custard, cheese . . . . . hey - I can see the similarity!!

Hope you returned the treat when she visited you!! laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:57 PM


Hi Caroline,
That's hilarious! tongue.gif You were a good sport.
I'm getting ready to fill cupcakes with banana creme pudding I hope I don't use the mashed pototoes instead. blink.gif
Great story! Can't wait to hear the next one.
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 08:22 PM

Hi Caroline, I have a similar story, my husbands' mother CANNOT COOK! She wanted to make a cheese cake and didn't have any cream cheese BUT she had CHEDDAR CHEESE so she used that instead!

The aroma from the oven as it baked was a new kind of pollution! My husbands' poor Dad didn't want to hurt her feelings so he actually tried a bite of it....what we do for love, huh!

Needless to say, from that point on BAKERY desserts became the mainstay. tongue.gif

Bon appetit laugh.gif


#7 Petals

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:36 PM

ANOTHER GOOD ONE! THESE ARE GREAT!
KEEP THEM COMING AND THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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#8 SINNETT

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:11 PM



As I said I had another tale to tell - so here goes with the first meetng with my future in-laws of my first husband. smile.gif

This has in part to be blamed on the fashion of the seventies - platform shoes. rolleyes.gif

His parents lived up in Scotland and it was winter when he took me to meet them for the first time - a four hour journey getting more nervous by the minute. sad.gif

They must have been nervous too and his mum had decided that the best way to counteract her nervousness was to polish the parquet floor in the hallway to within an inch of it's life!!!! ohmy.gif

So we parked the car, Mum and Dad were in the open front door beckoning us in out of the cold. We hurried to the house, I took one step into the hallway hand outstretched to greet them, and yes, you guessed it went head over heels, landing in a heap on my behind . Me and my platforms parted company instantly!!! blink.gif laugh.gif wink.gif

Not the best of starts I hear you say, but it gets worse. rolleyes.gif

After dinner (no cheese sauce) we walked up to the local pub for a couple of drinks and began to get aquainted - very pleasant indeed. smile.gif On the way back (perhaps because of the previous jolt), the platform fell off my shoe - I hobbled back. blink.gif ph34r.gif

By now I was feeling less than impressive so made my excuses and headed to bed. His mum thought she would be kind and had put a hot water bottle in my bed - but had not tightened the stopper sufficiently. I jumped into a very wet bed!!!! laugh.gif tongue.gif ohmy.gif

The evening ended with a major shuffle of sleeping arrangements and my ex on the couch.

BEAT THAT IF YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!! cool.gif tongue.gif


#9 katita

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 11:57 PM

Now that scene belongs in a movie!! LOL
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Posted 09 February 2006 - 05:08 PM

I have not been on S.P. for sometime and reading all your letters has really made me laugh, but also took me back to when Ian first came to visit my parents.

He had travelled from the South of England to visit me in the North.

Mum who is very house proud and a wonderful cook, had made dinner, and we all sat around the table. Food was served and Ian who is a fast eater was enjoying his Sunday roast, my mother was trying to impress and said to Ian "Slow down eating and masturbate your food" my father and I nearly choked, she ment to say (masticate). rolleyes.gif

My father took one look at Ian and said don't worry she doesn't know what she has said, it certainly broke the ice though, and something we now don't let her forget!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

#11 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 05:14 PM



ELLY....... THE BEST ONE YET...... laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Margaret ( all the best northerners get their words mixed up, but we mean well.)

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:25 PM

This is not that funny but I still remember it.

My in-laws lived in Las Vegas at the time and my soon to be husband was taking me to meet his parents we drove I think it was for New Years Eve (we all know how busy it is in Vegas that time of the year)

Anyway --- Seemed like a 10 hour drive and I had to pee really bad but we could not stop we were so close to the house, well we finally get there and I just run up to the door say "hello" and say "I really have to use your restroom". Real nice hu.... so she says "sure go down the hall to the left and the door is closed because the laundry room is attached and making a lot of noise just open the door and go right in". Soooo I run down the hall open the door and there is my father in-law doing his business..... all I could do was just stare at him I was in shock - He had to yell "get out" for me to move. He later said he was sorry for yelling at me. I could not wait to get home after that I thought he hated me. As it turned out we became very good friends before he died a couple of years later.

Mary

Edited by peanutbutter, 13 February 2006 - 11:28 PM.


#13 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 07:17 AM



Hi Mary..... smile.gif

I bet you wished the earth had opened and swallowed you up, I would have done.

What a way to meet your Father-in-Law for the first time..... ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

Regards...Margaret...... laugh.gif


#14 katita

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 08:29 AM

OH Mary! It okay to laugh about it now but at the time I'm sure it wasn't funny. Glad to know you became friends.




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