October 18, 2023 | Sparkle Wednesday
I am sure there were other events. I think I was 15. It was a jeep ride up a trail on pikes peak. 4 kids I don't even remember who they were. Some kids from some friends of my parents. We were bouncing along and just started laughing every time we hit a bump. It lasted the whole trip. It was epic.
One that comes to mind happened at our cabin. Daughter Annie sang all the parts to Book of Mormon- the harder I laughed the louder she sang. Another- I had a job in college waiting tables. One of my coworkers, Jim, would walk up to me at a table and hand me a note like he was informing me that we were out of the daily special or something. Instead he had drawn a picture of an unfortunate guest at the table. It was impossible not to laugh- it was a fun job because we were laughing all the time.
It’s hands down when we attended a wedding around 40 years ago in Stevens Point! We could not contain our laughter when a trio of sisters starting singing. They called themselves the Peplinski sisters. It was so off key and bad. We were shaking we were laughing so hard! The reception consisted of polkas and whiskey. 🤩
The one that comes to mind was at a Relay for Life event. My mom was the guest of honor and was supposed to make a speech. Unfortunately, she was too ill to give her talk, so my brother did it on her behalf.
My siblings and I were all standing on the football field at the beginning of the event. The bleachers were packed. The local priest said a prayer to kick off the event and sang something very loudly and off-key into the microphone. This cracked me up! I don't know why. Maybe it was the seriousness of the event, or us reverting back to being grade schoolers and giggling at the choir my parents sang in at church (we especially would giggle at my dad singing "We are the Salt of the Earth"). Still, uncontrollable laughter, shoulder shaking, and tears streaming set in. We could not stop! I'll always remember that.
One of the funniest times I can remember was when we lived at the Deerpath House with 3 teens & a college student. Grandma Ruth & Gordon came to visit for Christmas & we all remember Grandma Ruth never laughed much. At least out loud. Well, Johnny put the spoon trick on his nose & everyone started doing it. Well, little Ruthie burst out with the most guttural laugh we had ever heard. She had the spoon hanging on her little nose & just shook with laughter. We all started cracking up laughing so hard because she was laughing so hard. It was truly a Christmas Dinner to be remembered.