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Anatomy of a Funeral Part 6

April 15, 2008

Part 6 ~ The After Party

We arrived to the party center ready to eat some lunch and get out as quick as possible. We found a table and waited for all the fun. People started to arrive and so we went and made plates for everyone and ate. Pretty soon I started to see people walking around with beer. Cousins who I remember babysitting were walking around drinking beer from cans. I know that this is normal in my family but it just seemed odd. My mom kept looking around to see who was ready to party. I mean she had started her party hours earlier with her backseat beer but she was still ready for more. I was just waiting to see when the first person walked out the door so I could follow suit on that. The kids were playing like kids of today. They were all seated in a row playing their DS systems occasionally looking over to see how the others were doing with their games. The aunts and uncles really laughing and drinking beer. I was on my fourth ginger ale when my dad’s friend Doug cornered me. He started telling me he just got into town a couple days ago and he heard the news and knew that he needed to be there for my dad. Then he went on to tell me how he used to be my dad’s right hand man at work and that if my dad ever needed a job that Doug would put him in charge of running his company anytime. I kept looking for a way out. I am pretty sure that guy was deeply in gay love with my dad. Thank god J dumped her orange Faygo all over. I had to go clean up releasing me from love fest ’08. Later on Doug sat down next to my mom and I felt bad for the guy because my mom paid no attention. She was too busy watching to see when it would be cool for her to go grab another beer. As soon as she saw her chance Doug was left in the cold. My dad sat down to eat and I noticed he took off the tie. I asked where it was and he told me he couldn’t breathe wearing it. I said “wasn’t it a clip on?”
He said “so what?”

The End.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Zachariah! permalink
    April 15, 2008 11:45 pm

    Now I understand.

  2. jenandliz permalink
    April 16, 2008 12:44 am

    I love ’em, these are grrrrrrrreat!

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