Bacon’s Show and Tell
This month we are sharing embarrassing stories from Thanksgiving or other family dinners. I’m sure that we have a lot of material to pick from with the Thanksgiving holiday just taking place.
I’m letting mom take this one from a story from way back in the day – take it away mom!
Many, many years ago we attended a family Thanksgiving get together. There was snack food, drinks and then the main meal to be served several hours later when everyone arrived. Me and the hub unit arrived and socialized with family members we had not seen in years. This was way back in the day during the times that the hub actually had vision. We got separated at one time and met up at the snack table. With drink in hand, I was headed to this fabulous looking shrimp platter. That’s when the hub unit grabbed my hand and guided me away to a quiet corner. Now I’m thinking, “That’s what I’m talking about, let’s get a little kissy-kissy.” Boy, was I wrong.
He went in for what I thought was a kiss but instead of a peck, he whispered in my ear. Might I say there was not enough adult beverage that night to help me from practically rolling around on the floor laughing. He told me that one of the children (and yes he named names) had been camping out at the shrimp platter. This child was told not to touch anything.. so he didn’t of course with his hands. He proceeded to lick all of the shrimp on one side of the platter. No wonder the platter was still full. About the same time that Jim told me this, the host saw what was happening. But the child was right. He didn’t ‘touch’ the shrimp – laughs. And Jim did tell the host – all of this happened within minutes but seemed to have been frozen in time.
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No trip to Tybee Island is complete without first a visit to the famous Crab Shack where their logo is “Where the elite eat in their bare feet”. Mom and dad have been going here for years – much longer than they would like to admit because it would give away their age – snorts. You can eat ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ in nature near the water amidst the wondering cats that wonder the grounds. Notice the pretty kitty in the picture to the right. That’s one of the cats that wonder around while you are eating. They don’t even beg for food… well they haven’t with mom/dad. hhmm – maybe because mom/dad make the food disappear too quickly. I’ll have to check into this.
This picture to the left is where you walk up to request a table. They were still decorated for pirate fest and it looks like one of the mateys didn’t make it past the gator – PLOL (piggy laughing out loud).
Mom and dad highly recommend this restaurant to newcomers or oldcomers. It’s a place to let down your hair, kick off your sandals and snarf down some excellent food. And if you know my mom/dad, they are creatures of habit. They always get the same meal when they go there – with the exception of maybe an appetizer or soup.
But before I talk about that, I have to tell you about a little stowaway they had. I can’t say that I’m surprised because I helped the little fellow jump in their suitcase – snorts. What? He wanted to go to the beach and he hadn’t seen the humans in a while. It was all in good fun.
So mom/dad found him all hidden in their suitcase so of course they had to rescue him. He was so thirsty from being hidden for the long four hours so he had to get a drink from dad’s soda at the restaurant. And of course after a potty break, he said he was extremely hungry. So mom/dad let him look at the menu so he could order first… you know being famished and all.
He ordered a huge platter of steamed food. I’m not sure who was more shocked when it came – us or the waitress – when he looked at it and said, “That’s mine, where’s ya’lls?” The little booger.
Mom and dad told him he couldn’t eat it all in one setting – my goodness he would be a boulder and unable to ride in the Smart car back home if he did. Upon that reasoning, he decided to share his feast with mom/dad.
There was potatoes, corn, crab legs, Jonah crab, sausage, shrimp and mussels. Mom described it in one word – delicious. They also had key lime pie but dad made it disappear so fast that mom didn’t get a chance to even take a picture of it!
After that mountain of seafood, mom and dad decided to take Bashful for a walk around the restaurant. I’ll tell you for a moment they thought they were down under visiting our good friend Fozzie at http://dinz1234.wordpress.com/ Of course, hers are bigger – snorts. But they were still scary and oh so close for picture taking. And yes, they are real my friends. Bashful got scared and hid back in mom’s pocket. He’s so shy.
They would actually let you feed these gators hanging out in the pond. Mom didn’t get a picture but there was actually a sign hung up that stated, “Do not feed your children to the alligators. They may make them sick.” Snorts.
I hope you enjoyed these – more to come later!
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