Friday, November 19, 2010

MY THANKSGIVING DINNER (PART I)

I thought I'd share the photos I took last year at my older brother Billy's house. That's his trailer (above), the white one with the red stripe. I used to live with Billy when I was a kid. How I used to look forward to Thanksgiving dinner when the whole extended family would converge on this trailer for a feast they talked about all year! They're still doing it, and here's how it went last time.

It began with a with a long car trip and a walk to Billy's front door...


From behind a bush....

COUSIN LESTER: "PSSST! Cousin Eddie! Over here!"

UNCLE EDDIE: "Lester! Harlan! Jackson! How come you're hiding out here? Why aren't you inside!??"

MY COUSINS: "Aw, Grandma kicked us out again. You know how she gets.  But she likes you, Eddie. How 'bout puttin' in a good word for us?"

UNCLE EDDIE: "Gee, it would suck to spend Thanksgiving in a bush. I'll talk to her."



AT THE FRONT DOOR:

MY NIECES AND NEPHEWS: (squeals of delight, then...)  "Uncle Eddie's here! Dad! Dad! Uncle Eddie's here!!!!"


MY BROTHER BILLY: "Eddie! Eddie! Good to see you, man!"


BROTHER BILLY: "Look at that! I can still lift you!"


UNCLE EDDIE: "Gee Billy, everything is just the way I remember it!"


UNCLE EDDIE: "You always did have a knack for decorating!"

UNCLE EDDIE: (Gasp!) It's Poochie!!! How are ya Poochie, ol' boy!?? Remember me, Eddie?"

POOCHIE (TOO OLD TO REMEMBER ANYTHING): "Woof???"

AUNT MATILDA: "Good ta see ya, Eddie! I think dinner's ready. Better call everybody."


UNCLE EDDIE: "Dinner's ready, Cousin Linus!"

COUSIN LINUS: "Be right there, Eddie!"

UNCLE EDDIE: "Dinner's ready, Grandma!"

GRANDMA: "In a minute! I'm callin' the police to come and nab that no account Lester and his friends!"


UNCLE EDDIE: "Jimmy, dinner's re....oh, sorry. Didn't mean to interrupt."

BROTHER BILLY: "Come on in, Eddie! Have a seat. You're the guest of honor!"

BUFURD: "What are you starin' at? Geek!"


COUSIN EARL: "Now, now Bufurd. That's not polite."


UNCLE EDDIE (V.O.) (DISCREETLY): "Er, Cousin Alice...Cousin Earl, um... he isn't wearing any...."

COUSIN ALICE: "I know, I know. That's his way."
   

COUSIN ALICE (V.O.): "Earl doesn't need those, Jack. You can put them away."

COUSIN RACHEL: "Can we eat now, pul-leeeezzz!!!????

EVERYONE: (A COLLECTIVE GASP OF AWE AND DELIGHT AS AUNT TILLY BRINGS IN THE MAIN COURSE).

The food is quickly distributed.

BROTHER BILLY: "Ahh, the bounty of the Earth! We're truly blessed!"

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11 comments:

Steven M. said...

Thats the most creative use of trailers I've ever seen. I guess genius runs in your family.

Also, KFC for Thanksgiving? Kind of weird, but it's fowl, so I guess it fits.

Luis María Benítez said...

I have a bunch of freaks in my family who would make your thanksgiving dinner look very normal.

Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Shoot, I knows that there trailer! Maybe we went to the same skool? Where'd you get learned up at?

pappy d said...

You're kin to Bubbles?! Well, I guess there are worse bushes to be stranded in.

It looks like his futuristic high-rise trailer park is built on top of shipping containers. Visionary!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Steven: Haw! Thanks!

Pappy: Shipping containers? So that's how they did it!

Kirk said...

That's my Hemo Boy!

John A said...

I could only DREAM of having a Thanksgiving this nice,Eddie.

Aaron said...

Trailor Park Boys!!!

OBIT said...

This whole blog has twisted and bent my mind in ways I thought unimaginable.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Kirk, Aaron, Obi: Thanks!

John A: Nice!?

Adam Gunn said...

Hey! Do you get Trailer Park Boys in LA? They made that show in my town here in Canada. I feel like I went to school with guys just like the characters on that show.