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Monday, May 11, 2009


There have only been a few Robert-isms posts to date. This is not because material is lacking, but because some of Robert's slips-ups are just not that exciting. Besides, the purpose of these Robert-ism posts is not to poke fun at my husband. So I need to be very careful that I do not come across as being disrespectful. That can be a fine line.

So, I think you'll be in agreement with me concerning this post in that regard. This Robert-ism is just too good to let pass, and too significant to family happiness and unity to be disrespectful.

Yesterday was Mother's Day, and all of my children and all but two grandchildren were together at a unique restaurant for lunch - The Union Hotel in Occidental, California. If you've been there you'd know what I am talking about when I mention the elaborate candelabras that are placed on the long family-style tables.

But there was no such candle stand where we were seated. Robert commented that he thought that was good since there were fifteen people at our table, constantly getting up and moving about, visiting with one another (this was a long table and it was miles from end to end - you had to get up and travel a while to get to the opposite end to say "hello").

Anyway, (I know the carrot is dangling in front of you now), Robert's exact words were, "Boy! It's really good that we don't have one of those fancy 'candle-operas" at our table. We would have knocked it over by now."

Of course, you can imagine the hysteria that ensued and the family unity that we all shared as a result of the "patriarch's" lenience with us...no, rather contentedness, that we all were brought together under one hilarious theme.



Jean said...

That's a good one!

Anonymous said...

Robert always makes me laugh! Sharon, did you know that my dad used to work at Negris Italian Restaurant when he was young? It's right across the street from The Union Hotel. It's not as fancy but man is the food great! Once a year we pile in the car and drive up to Negris!

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