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Bacon’s Show and Tell

Welcome my friends to Bacon’s Show and Tell for January.  This month we are talking about something embarrassing that has happened in our life.  It could be something from child hood, adult hood – last week for that matter.

My mom/dad are known for their troublesome ways.  In fact, I do believe that trouble finds them each and every time they leave the Hotel Thompson.  It’s just going to happen.  I’ve accepted that in my piggy life.  So today, I want to share two stories with you on my parents on something embarrassing.

First up – Dad

Now if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know that dad is a character.  One night dad and mom decided to go out to dinner down the street at a local cafe.  Dad put on some sweats and an old t-shirt, nothing elaborate.  They drove down to the dinner, got out and started to walk to the front door.  The restaurant had windows all along the front of it and you could see inside as well as the people see outside.  Dad went to step up on the walkway and right about that time his pants got tired and fell down to his ankles.  Nothing like dinner and a show huh?  Snorts with piggy laughter.

Second up – Mom

Sweet mom.  Dad’s always picking on her and getting away with it in public places.  You know for two old people, they can be cute this way.  Dad will sometimes sneak a kiss or pat mom on the butt and nobody ever catches him doing it.  One time, mom/dad were at the mall at a store named Macy’s.  They were walking around and mom thought she was going to pat dad on the butt like he does her.  She went and did it.  Well about that time, this elderly lady turns the corner and catches mom right in the action.  Oh dear piggy heavens.  You would have thought with the way the elderly lady acted that she had caught mom grabbing dad’s front side and not his back side.  It was priceless.  Of course, dad walked off leaving mom standing there all embarrassed while said lady gave mom a tongue lashing like you wouldn’t believe.  When mom tried to walk away, the elderly lady followed her telling her that her actions were unladylike and very unbecoming a southern lady.

 
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Posted by on 01/29/2016 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell – REMINDER

Mark your calendars my friend.  Bacon’s Show and Tell for January is scheduled for Friday, January 29, 2016.

For January, let’s talk about something embarrassing that has happened in your life.  It could be something from child hood, adult hood – last week for that matter.  Share with us the story of what happened and what made it embarrassing for you.  Were other people involved?  Did you get caught doing something?  Did you catch someone doing something embarrassing?  Spill the details – snorts with piggy laughter!

 
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Posted by on 01/20/2016 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell – Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars my friend.  Bacon’s Show and Tell for January is scheduled for Friday, January 29, 2016.

For January, let’s talk about something embarrassing that has happened in your life.  It could be something from child hood, adult hood – last week for that matter.  Share with us the story of what happened and what made it embarrassing for you.  Were other people involved?  Did you get caught doing something?  Did you catch someone doing something embarrassing?  Spill the details – snorts with piggy laughter!

 
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Posted by on 01/04/2016 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell

This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are highlighting December.  What we do, traditions, food, parties with friends and family – what special things do we do for the Christmas holidays?

Now mom/dad have been together since Moby Dick was a minnow.  Daddy said that when he was courting mommy, every year for Christmas they would go to mom’s family in the morning with presents and dinner.  Then in the afternoon, they would head to dad’s family for presents and dinner.  It was certainly a full day surrounded by family, food, love and LOTS of people coming/going.

Once mommy decided to let daddy ‘catch her’ and put a ring on her finger by marriage, their house was the gathering point for a couple of years for the family dinner and presents.  Then here and there, moms and dads passed away and it was time for my mom/dad to start making their own ‘family’ tradition.

Since mom/dad don’t have any two legged creatures for Christmas, me and the other anipals here at the Hotel Thompson step up.  Hey, it’s the least we can do for mom/dad, right?  So we leave out little hints – cut outs from pet store magazines, videos from television and paw prints spelling out what we want from Santa.  Then mom/dad have a direct line to Santa and tell him everything.  On Christmas day, we all get up at the crack of dawn and rush to the living room to shred open presents.  It’s a grand time in our day.

Then when we have played with our toys and ate some treats, we anipals take a nap so that mom/dad can do their Christmas.  You ask what?  Well, you just *know* it’s going to involve food – snorts with piggy laughter.

For years now, mom/dad go to a local restaurant for all you can eat CRAB LEGS.  Can you believe that?  How traditional is that?  Not so much but they absolutely love it.  And let me tell you something.  They are serious about their crab legs.  They wear bibs and everything and they have tools.  Tools to eat?!  WOW – I don’t have tools to eat… well unless you count my powerful snout and hooves – snorts with piggy laughter.

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But they get buckets of crab made in a spicy boil that are delivered fresh and steaming to their table.  They then throw caution to the wind and get cracking.  Neither one of them throw in the towel until they are happily full of crab meat.

This is their time to spend together, talk about family that have passed, laugh and joke about their days together.  They talk about their life together and drink to years more to come.  They talk about their love for each other.

And talking about love. Mom has bad arthritis in her fingers.  There comes to a point in her crab cracking that those fingers just give out.  And what does daddy do about it?  He will sit there and crack open her crab legs for her to eat.  Now my friends, that is love!

 
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Posted by on 12/30/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell – REMINDER

Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.  It takes everyone in blogville to have a party every month 🙂

This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are going to highlight December.  What do you do for the holidays in December?  Is there a tradition that you observe yearly?  Does your family come over?  Do you attend church services?  What do you do during the December holidays?  Is there something that you remember special from growing up as a child?

 Now is the time to tell us ALL about it.

Share it with us on Bacon’s Show and Tell scheduled for Wednesday, December 30th.  Remember to link your blogs to this one so we can all share. Mark your calendars and I hope to see you here my friends – oinks.

 
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Posted by on 12/21/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.  It takes everyone in blogville to have a party every month 🙂

This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are going to highlight December.  What do you do for the holidays in December?  Is there a tradition that you observe yearly?  Does your family come over?  Do you attend church services?  What do you do during the December holidays?  Is there something that you remember special from growing up as a child?

 Now is the time to tell us ALL about it.

Share it with us on Bacon’s Show and Tell scheduled for Wednesday, December 30th.  Remember to link your blogs to this one so we can all share. Mark your calendars and I hope to see you here my friends – oinks.

 
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Posted by on 12/02/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell

Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.  This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are going to highlight Halloween.  What did you do for Halloween as a child?  Did you trick or treat door to door, go to a Halloween festival or did you stay at home?  This month let’s share what we did and show pictures – costumes, movies, whatever your favorite Halloween captured.

BOO!  Mom never celebrated Halloween per say when she was growing up.  She says that she went out one time during her childhood – it was cold and wet and she hated.  And what did she dress up as that one time?  You won’t believe it – a CLOWN!  Can you believe that?

After that ill fated time trick or treating door to door, her parents got smart.  Why go door to door and worry about your child when you can keep them home to have fun.  So from then on, mom and siblings told their parents what kind of candy they wanted and their parents bought it for them so they could have it on Halloween.  As their dad passed out candy to the regular trick or treaters, mom and her siblings had pizza, ate candy and watched scary movies on television.  Those are some of her best memories – watching the likes of Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi just to name a few.  I even found this picture of mom during her teenage years.

 

 
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Posted by on 10/30/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell – Reminder

Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.

This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are going to highlight Halloween.  What did you do for Halloween as a child?  Did you trick or treat door to door, go to a Halloween festival or did you stay at home?  This month let’s share what we did and show pictures – costumes, movies, whatever your favorite Halloween captured.

We want to hear ALL about it.  Share it with us on Bacon’s Show and Tell scheduled for Friday, October 30th.  Remember to link your blogs to this one so we can all share. Mark your calendars and I hope to see you here my friends – oinks.

 
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Posted by on 10/19/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell – Mark Your Calendars

Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.

This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are going to highlight Halloween.  What did you do for Halloween as a child?  Did you trick or treat door to door, go to a Halloween festival or did you stay at home?  This month let’s share what we did and show pictures – costumes, movies, whatever your favorite Halloween captured.

We want to hear ALL about it.  Share it with us on Bacon’s Show and Tell scheduled for Friday, October 30th.  Remember to link your blogs to this one so we can all share. Mark your calendars and I hope to see you here my friends – oinks.

 
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Posted by on 10/07/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell

Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.

This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are highlighting school.  Now I looked far and wide to come up with some pictures of mom/dad from their school days.  My goodness – we are talking dinosaur age here – snorts with piggy laughter.  But I did find some that I would share with you my friends.  Now trust me, these are good!

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The first picture is of my dad.  I’ve talked about it before how he was a big football player in his school days.  He absolutely loves the game.  This is him in his football outfit around his senior year, sometime circa 1981.

Handsome and YOUNG huh?  That was his number – 72.  Of course, he made shoulder pads look fashionable – snorts!  He was what my mom called a jock in high school.  She was the exact opposite.  She was what the football players called a nerd – a smartie – the one the football players went to for help in their studies.  Yep, that was my mom.

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This is her picture from graduation way back in 1987.  See that yellow cord?  She was an honor graduate.  Cool huh?  She still has that around the house here somewhere.

So there you go – two pictures from mom/dad’s school time.  Different schools and different times.  There’s no telling though in this small community how many times mom/dad crossed paths while growing up.  All I gotta say is thank goodness they finally did meet up and stay together!

 
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Posted by on 09/25/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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