Friday, July 20, 2012

- Nanna Smackdown

My father's mother was a tough bird. She was all of 4 feet 11 inches and 90lbs dripping wet, but she was a force to be reckoned with. Her sons were combat veterans and business leaders - physically imposing, forceful commanding men who could dominate any room. But they were all terrified of her.

When I was about 19, I was sitting around in her backyard with a few of my cousins and my uncle Bob - just hanging around and passing the spring afternoon away as was the custom in my family. But I was also on my third beer, and I accidentally let the F word slip.

Nanna was on me like a shot. "I don't know where you think you are but we don't use that word around here!" All the men (not one of them less than 6 feet tall or under 180lbs) all looked at their shoes and began moving slowly away from me so as not to be implicated by proximity. Since it was a first offense, I managed to get away without any physical injury.

This reminds me a lot of that day.

(But just imagine the press reaction if Dick Cheney had said something like this instead of Nanna Pelosi.)


Chess said...

Tom there you go again picking on Nanna on a day she may have forgotten to take all her "meds"..

I wish the reporter had then said---- when you were Speaker did you release 20 yrs worth because you were 3rd in line to the presidency?
It is frightening to me what a pathetic lot we have in congress.Jefferson said you get the government you deserve.At least I think it was Jefferson? Did I take my meds today??

ikaika said...

What an awful duplicitous woman...