Bacon’s Show and Tell

28 Jan

This month we are highlighting something comical – not necessarily a toy – that happened sometime in your life that is hilarious.  Mom and dad have the perfect story that I’m going to share today.  Gather around my friends for a belly buster.

Let’s go way back – WAY, WAY back around 25 years.  Mom and dad had not been dating that long.  Mom had a Dodge Omni at the time that was less than dependable.  Lot’s of times, mom would go over dad’s house (who lived with his parents at the time) and have dinner.  After dinner, dad would drive with mom home and his parents would follow to bring him back.  They did this because her car just wasn’t to trusty.  She actually named this car Squeaky for a reason.  He would squeak all.of.the.time.  Kind of comical but mom was young and broke, still living at home with her parents trying to safe money.

So this one particular night was a late Friday.  It was dark outside and the same routine.  Dad would drive with mom so they could talk and dad’s parents would follow behind.  They always went the same route.  This one night though, dad’s parents got caught by the red light.  Mom kept going and broke down.  Squeaky took a huff and puff and just quit.  Mom got a flashlight out of the glove box and gave it to dad.  Dad had this scared look in his eyes and said, “What do you want me to do?”  Mom’s reply was priceless, “Hold the flashlight for me silly.”

So there they were on the side of the road, hood up, daddy holding the flashlight and my grease monkey of a mom tinkering underneath.  And guess who rolls up beside them?  Snorts – dad’s parents.  They started laughed hilariously because usually it’s the man working on cars.  But you see mom has lots of bigger brothers and her dad taught her the basics of car repair.  So dad’s parents are nagging him and laughing and that’s when it happened.  Mom told dad to get in the car and try turning it on.  There were doubts from daddy and his parents but guess what.  It cranked!

Everyone still laughs to this day that it would have been a perfect Christmas card – snorts.


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14 responses to “Bacon’s Show and Tell

  1. easyweimaraner

    01/28/2015 at 1:50 am

    ha! girl power rules that world! I must laugh as I imagined how your daddy’s parents had to follow ole Squeaky… even that is a comical moment hahahaha. I wish your parents had a camera in the car that time, such a photo deserved a place on the wall :o)

    • PigLove

      01/28/2015 at 9:00 am

      I know! I’ve heard this story over the years and I laugh.every.single.time. It never gets old! Mom’s dad used to tell it every Christmas at the parties – it was so funny! Dad took it in stride though. He had a grease monkey for a girl. XOXO – Bacon

  2. fozziemum

    01/28/2015 at 4:10 am

    Oh dear old Squeaky..hilarious Bacon..poor dad doing the gentlemanly thing with the escort home only to lose out on the car fix hahahaaa 🙂 with his parents watching on bwahaahah..oh my poor dad ! Loves Fozziemum xxx

    • PigLove

      01/28/2015 at 9:00 am

      It was definitely a story to remember for all times. I think daddy was even more shocked when mommy used to change her own oil and work on the engine. Now *those* were the days – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Emy Will

    01/28/2015 at 5:58 am

    LOL 😀

  4. The Canadian Cats

    01/28/2015 at 12:26 pm

    hahaha…what a picture…other than a Christmas card…what other card would be hilarious….A thank you card. Eg. “Here, to give you a helping hand when your in a sticky wicket.”


    • PigLove

      01/28/2015 at 1:12 pm

      Hilarious! So very true. Mom stick picks on daddy to this day about it. Too fun for sure. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Molly The Wally

    01/28/2015 at 2:25 pm

    Snorts that is girl power for you. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. gentlestitches

    01/28/2015 at 5:10 pm

    LOL! Power of the MOM! 😀

  7. Charlie

    01/29/2015 at 12:38 am

    Crikey ….. how good were your Dad’s parents’????? They must have really liked the grease monkey, aye??

    • PigLove

      01/29/2015 at 9:22 am

      Snorts – Dad’s mom was actually the one that got mom and dad together in the first place. It was a match made in heaven – his mom picked my mom – cool huh? XOXO – Bacon

  8. katsrus

    01/29/2015 at 5:30 pm

    What a great story to remember.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      01/30/2015 at 9:15 am

      Thanks my friend. As many years that mom and dad have been together, I don’t think they remember life before each other. XOXO – Bacon


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