Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Bronx Tale

For those of you who have been with me from the beginning, you know that in my family there are no shortages of bizarre stories to be heard, and always, it seems, from my dad.  All along I've peppered you with Jillisms and things that can only happen to Jill.  I don't know why it never occurred to me that this was an inherited disorder!  Holy crap, she inherited it from Dad and I never put two and two together.  Maybe I'm not the smart sister after all.

A couple of days ago my parents came over for a visit and Dad got into one of his storytelling modes.  I told him I was whipping out my camera so I could get this online for posterity and that's exactly what I did.  I'm not quite sure Dad heard the getting this online part though, because when Jimmy mentioned to him later that he'd now be famous smeared across the internet, he kinda- sorta threatened to kill me.  But that can't be right.  I mean, he's my Dad.  He'll be happy that I revere him enough to share him with my hundreds six readers.  Right?

The story I have for you today is one of my favorites.  I've been hearing it on and off since childhood and my mother swears it's the truth, so it must be.  Also, each story that my father tells never deviates from the original, so they must all be true.  Right?

I guess he feels it's time to share these stories with his grandchildren.  Check out Mikayla as she stuffs her face with salad while listening with rapt interest.

I give to you, A Bronx Tale.

9 "Sister" Lovin' Friends Said:

  • Joan

    Too funny... I would say I don't believe it but the details are right. The Zoo keeper could have given Dad a heart attack!! Good thing NY guys are tough... But this could only happen in NY!

  • jill

    I love this story, it's one of my favorites. Daddy told it on New Year's Eve and with quite a few Margarita's in his system the dramatization was Oscar worthy!

  • jill

    Actually Joan.. this could only happen to our dad... oh wait... or ME!

  • bj

    bwaaaa I can't get the back later..

  • bj

    gosh, ya'll talk funny.

  • NurseChessie

    alright, alright, so I did know this story. But it never gets old listening to him tell a story. I like how he even turns around like he's gonna see those lions behind him right now. My other observation that I find amusing about this story is that he left Jeffrey sitting in a stroller in the middle of the bronx zoo while he went searching for some sink miles away. hahahaha. Its awesome your getting these on video.
    certainly a good laugh.
    love ya

  • NurseChessie

    I told michael to log on and watch this cuz your dad is such a good story teller. He said "so is your dad (dave), except most people call those lies" HAHAHAHA

  • Sophia

    Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're blogging again! :) Yippee!! Miss you so much. Hugs!

  • bj

    just came by to say HEY...and hope things are going good for ya.

    also just found another blog by the same name (except it's .com)
    Take care, Tinney....