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you remember Pip + Pop don't you?
they drove down from Idaho for a "late dinner" [5:00 p.m.] and requested we join them at their favorite fine dining haunt-- Chuck-a-Rama.

i love spending time with them because:

A. they are the two most good, righteous, humble, loving and generous people on this Earth.

B. Pip is hilarious. [Pip refused my compliment on her hair because she said she "looks like a dutch boy!" or when she put ketchup on her tapioca pudding thinking it was raspberry sauce.]

C. they have the best stories about their Grandson Russ.

i love hearing them fawn over him and tell me what a good baby he was,
and what talent he has, and what a good man he is. my heart skips a beat.

sometimes they let the really good stories slip...

when russ lived in wisconsin he shared a room with his brother mitch in a two story house.
[russ was 4 and mitch was 5.]
apparently there was only one bathroom, which was on the main floor,
while their room was on the 2nd floor.

these boys couldn't be bothered with things like using the bathroom during their
3-day long Nintendo benders so they set-up a plumbing system of their own:

01. pee in pumpkin pail
02. dump it out weekly out their bedroom window.
yes, i said WEEKLY.

boys are rad. i can't wait to have my own.


Jodee Luke said...

David was the same way, although he was in high school and it was a Mtn Dew bottle. Gross? yes. Where in WI did Russ live?

em ♥ muffin said...

yeah russ still does that one too... he lived in river falls. where are you guys?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Oh, and one more thing. You may want to get an echocardiogram. My doctor scheduled me for one, but since my symptoms are gone he told me not to get one unless they repeat. So, since yours repeats every 6 months or so, it might be a good idea to get one...

Lindsey S. said...

James family always goes to chuch arama.. I'm not a fan but we always go.

Jasmine said...

hahaha! oh my! it must have REEEEEEKED in there!

pip and pop are adorable!

Brooke said...

That's hilarious!

jenna said...

i wish they were my grandparents.

cbass said...

i think that's what jonathanan is doing downstairs to keep his room smelling of fresh urine.

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