My parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and, as we were sitting around listening to memories, someone mentioned my dad and his brothers tipping over an outhouse. My dad laughed harder then I've ever seen him do in years. I'm thinking to myself, dad? Mr. Straight-laced, Mr. By-the book, Mr. There-is-no-room-for-breaking-the-rules. My dad was fair and kind, but he was very strict. So, tipping over little houses placed over sh..holes? Kind of out of character.
Some people might say it's a curse, but I prefer to look at it as
a blessing, I have five sisters. Throw in my two sister-in-laws, that
might as well be my sisters, and this sentence sounds like the
beginning of a group therapy introduction. As adults, we're still
having fun with Packer/Viking rivalry, being a little tipsy signing
I'm a little teapot, camping, canoeing and shooting bow, but hearing
about my dad and his brothers had me reflecting on some of the silly
adventures I’ve had with my sisters back in the day.
Starting rather young, a few of us would climb out of a two story
window and descending to the ground via bedsheets. A couple of us
went toilet-papering after a funeral, this included decorating the
deceased's home. Trust me, it's not as bad as it sounds. There's
always an explanation behind the story.
We borrowed, without permission, my dad's truck for a midnight
burger run. We jerked to a halt at a stop sign, a loud thud sounded
and the truck lurched forward. We were sure Dad would kill us. Thank
goodness it was only my sister's jerky driving skills that forced the
riding lawnmower, we didn't realize was in the back of the truck, to
slam forward. Dad never noticed any damage!
I'm wondering if my kids will be shocked, or if they will believe
I'm capable of raising a little hell. I won't even get into the hot
tub and Scottish rugby team story. Who am I trying to kid? I'm pretty
sure my kid's will believe the stories are true. I took my son and
his friends toilet-papering for one of his birthday parties. Hey,
someone had to drive the ton of toilet paper around for the kids to
August 3rd is National Sister Day. Do something fun
with your sisters or sister-in-laws. In my action thriller Bolt
Action, Detective Leslie Bolt and her sister Tasha could not be more
opposite or more at odds with each other. With “The State Quarter
Killer” selecting victims, Detective Bolt's sister goes missing and
the race begins to capture the serial killer before Tasha is the next