Saturday, March 28, 2009

Social Saturday: Family

We'd like to know about those who surround you. Let's start with family. Are you an only child? Do you have a large extended family? Or are you one of 50 million identical pea pods? (If so, I imagine that your Xmas shopping gets expensive. Or maybe you don't have....shopping.)

Either way, we'd like to meet your family!

33 comments:

DESTINY said...

I was born from Time and Space. My siblings are Life and Death. Their children are Faith, Hope, Love and Knowledge. I have cousins named Anger, Despair, Hatred and Ignorance. I have an Uncle named Blindness. He married my aunt, named Clarity. I recently met my long lost grandfather. I do not like him. I do not speak his name, but I shall say it once, here. He is named Chaos. His wife, my grandmother, I speak her name. She is named Order.

DESTINY said...

I have a large family. That was just the start.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fin

Are you there?

I have a mother and father. I don't have a brother or sister.

Shadow

Fin said...

I'm here. I'm an only child too.

Anonymous said...

Really?

How are you today?

Shadow

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Ms. Mira,

Good morning, dear. My mother was a dancer when she was young. When she grew older, she stayed with different men, you know how it is, dear. She has since passed on.

I have two younger sisters and a younger brother. I cared for them as a young girl, because our life was a touch unstable at times. It is important young children to have stablity, dear. My brother and two of my sisters have also passed on, but my youngest sister lives in North Carolina. I visit her at Christmas, and we have such a good time together. My nephew has a lovely wife and they have 3 young boys. I like to spoil them, and send them little presents from time to time.

So, that's my family, dear.

Now, I have so much to do. My church is putting on a bake sale tomorrow, and I am baking three types of cookies today.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

Fin said...

I'm good, Shadow.
My dad died when I was four and my grandparents felt entitled to raise me after he did. They fought my mother in court and won because money doesn't by justice, it buys you whatever you want. Roger and Evelyn were horrible to me and drugged me to keep my abilities from rearing their heads.
Anyway, I fled to my mother's house a couple months after I turned seventeen and my entire world changed.
I live here with Mom and my aunt Minka and it's excellent.

Anonymous said...

Fin

I feel bad hearing that. You're my friend.

Tell me where your grandparents live. I'll go beat them up. Bam!

I like your mom. She sounds nice.

Shadow

Fin said...

Mom's cool. And I'm okay, now. They live in Colorado, Cherry Hills area. Don't hurt them, I'm not allowed to inflict violence, otherwise I think I'd see if people really can pull their lips over their heads, and swallow. I mean, I always just wondered what that would look like if you tried.

Fin said...

Shadow,
Are you...alive? Don't pull a Chicken Little on me, I already feel bad about that.

Candy said...

I just introduced myself under the romance section. Please look there so I don't have to do it again.

My family is really BORING!! Mum and Dad in their stuffy council house on the outskirts of London. I just die when I go there, Mum always on about her bronchitis. They near had apoplexy when I turned Goth - then when I ran away to be with Brian ... They sure hate Great Aunt Alexandra though. According to all the relatives she's a real bitch. Married some rich guy in the United States and never stopped bragging about all the stuff she's got over there. That's what they all say, anyway. I just saw her once - when she wore red at Grandad's funeral and everyone else wore black. Oh they were mad! I thought she looked cool.
I guess I don't really have family Not one that wants me anyway. That's OK - at least I'm ME now.

Fin said...

Candy,
When Brian said you weren't good at painting, did you tell him to sod off?

Candy said...

Oh, Fin, I couldn't do that. He's probably right...
I sure miss it though - and still look at everything as if I'm about to paint it. Brian only likes black anyway.

Could you visit your mother all that time you were with your grandparents? Poor little kid! Glad you got away finally.

Candy said...

Oh, Fin, I couldn't do that. He's probably right...
I sure miss it though - and still look at everything as if I'm about to paint it. Brian only likes black anyway.

Could you visit your mother all that time you were with your grandparents? Poor little kid! Glad you got away finally.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fin

I think I'm alive. I went to school this week.

I don't know why I can't see myself in the mirror.


Shadow

Anonymous said...

Candy

You're Goth? Cool.

Shadow

Brokerage said...

Introducing myself. I'm.....got a call. Back in a minute.

Fin said...

Mom lived here on the east coast so no, I never got to see her. And they intercepted her mail so I went out on a limb when I showed ran to her house, because I thought she'd gotten over losing me. But I went to her with the attitude that she owed me. I feel bad about it now but I was angry at her for a while.

Scruffy said...

Woof.

Goran Njiric said...

Heh. Family. I never knew my grandparents. My father I haven't seen or talked to in fifty years, since he was sent to the prison colony after the revolution. My mother I talk to once every few years, as she's still with the FGSS. We all got along pretty well, but she and my father had a falling out when she tried to get him out of prison. I think he called her a fascist, and some other things, and they went their separate ways. All well and good.

I don't have any siblings that I know personally. My mother got with someone else and had another child shortly after getting away from my father. Never really talked to the kid.

Rumor is I have a genetic daughter around somewhere. I was with a guy for a while who decided to get a sex change after we split up. She wanted a daughter, but her genetic material was all messed up as she was a nuke plant engineer. So she asked for mine, it was successful, and now there's some twenty year old kid walking about.

I never really saw much value in family; good friends always seemed to be a better commodity to have around.

Fin said...

Goran,
You're admitting to a time you would have chased me doesn't make me feel any better about my boy body when I know you swing both ways. I take back the thank you. No offense.

Henny Penny said...

Has anyone seen Chicken Little? He's screaming his head off that he's dead.
Dumb chicken. What can you do? Oh well, have to look out for them.
Let me know if you see him.
Here, Chicken Little. Here, here Chicken Little.

Goran Njiric said...

None taken. Though, in the interest of clarifying things, I'm not interested in men who look boyish. If I'm after a man, he has to have some definition to himself, with a strong core and big legs.

A woman with your frame would be quite different.

Anonymous said...

Goran

I like girls.

You like boys?

Shadow

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Mr. Njiric,

My. You are an interesting young man.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

Goran Njiric said...

Shadow - Ah, my boy, I tend toward both, depending on the year as it passes by. Though, through significant statistics I've been with twice as many women as I have men. Though, that's partially because there are more women of the sort I like out here. What sort of girls do you like?

Ms. Fettleston - I'm glad you think so, seƱora. Though, my days of youth are far, far behind me. It's been at least forty years since I've had to drop the pretense of not being fully grown and matured, but that doesn't mean that I can't have fun, right? I'm sure you have your own ways of making your own amusements.

Candy said...

Hi Ms. Fettleston. I guess you never married because of all those guys trouping in and out of your mother's life. I'll never get married either. Men are jerks. Look at Goran. Half of them are like him. Don't know which end's up. At least Fin is kind, though I guess he's just a kid. It'd be nice to have someone kind around...I don't think I know anyone who cares much about anyone else. Even their own bird or chap.

But I don't care. I just have to look at my reflection and know I'm tough. People move out of my way when they see me coming. Scared. Ha!

Poor Shadow, if I couldn't see my reflection I'd lose all my confidence. Can you only go out at night by any chance?

If Goran sees this I hope he's not offended, He's a bit scary actually. but maybe, like me, it's all on the outside. "Sides who cares if he likes girls or boys. At least I know he won't hit on me!

Ms. Fettleston you sound kind = and broadminded. Not like my Mum for sure. Your nephews are lucky.

Gotto go to work. It's just at the pub down the street.

Goran Njiric said...

Don't know which end is up? I suppose that should mean something, but I doubt it makes any sense as an accusation. As for scary, I'll accept that, as the thought of being scary in any way is amusing to me. Though, I have noticed that more small children run away from me when I make faces at them now, rather than making faces back. Either way, hilarious.

Fin is a girl, by the by. A good kid. Figured I'd point that out.

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Mr. Njiric,

You are a naughty young man. I'm not sure I should be talking to you. My sister was quite scandalized when I told her about you.

Have a nice day, dear.

Ms. Fettleston

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Ms. Candy,

Thank you, dear. You sound like a very nice young woman.

Don't worry, dear. I'm sure there's the right man for you somewhere. It will happen when you least expect it.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

shy said...

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

~ George Bernard Shaw

Fin said...

Goran,
Thank you.

Christine H said...

Marenya -

My father was killed by a nightstalker (lion), so it's just me and my mother. However, we live with her cousin, Lord Tarnbel, whose daughter Pelwyn is dearer than a sister to me. She also has five brothers who are a constant source of noise, nuisance and joy. The youngest, Gorrith, is my favorite. I can't believe he's twenty-five and considered a grown-up now.

(You should probably know that Hanorja live to be 150, so divide our ages in half to get roughly the corresponding human age. I said elsewhere that I'm 36, so that would be 18 to you. Faldur is 50, which would correspond to 25.)

My aunt died several years ago and I know people are speculating whether my uncle and mother will marry, but I doubt it.

Faldur -
My father was killed in the War. My mother remarried, and had four more children in addition to my two sisters. My youngest half-sister was two years old when she wandered off and was taken by a nightstalker. Marenya's father died rescuing her.

Marenya was about 18 at the time (9 years old to you) and I always thought she knew what happened, but now I'm realizing that she doesn't know the infant her father saved was my mother's child. I don't think I want her to know. Things are complicated enough.

I've watched over Marenya all these years because I feel responsible for her, and her mother. You see, her father was my mentor. He trained me when I first joined up. After seeing what his death did to them, I've sworn not to marry.

My dearest wish is for Marenya to marry one of her cousins and be mistress of Glenhym Castle. Then I would know that she's safe and provided for.

Heaven knows she's got plenty of cousins! Surely one of them would do. Can't they see how lovely and kind and skillful she is?

She's not meant for anyone like me. But if I were ever to speak for anyone, I think it would be she. By Heaven, it would be Marenya.

No, I can't think about that. I need a large cup of velasz and a pipe. Too bad there aren't any nightstalkers around to kill.