Truly I believe honesty is a family trait. I’m not sure how far back it goes, but it goes at least three generations back to my Grandpa Etheridge who was a missionary to Central America. He was known for his complete honesty. One of my favorite memories was when we were all visiting my Aunt Charlotte’s house. Grandpa said, “Charlotte, those are the ugliest pants I’ve ever seen.”
She smiled genuinely and replied, “Carl, I’ve never heard you say anything like that to Frieda (my Mom).”
To which he replied, “I’ve never seen Frieda WEAR anything that ugly.” He never meant any offense. He was just being candid.
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Oh my, that is too funny! Thanks for the morning laugh 🙂
Sounds like I could have got along well with him …
Lalas Pequenos says
I can’t wait to be an oldtimer!!!
LOL, well they say honesty is the best medicine:)
Ken Barnes says
An HONEST verbal portait of my uncle Carl.
Renee Ann says
That reminds me of when a woman said to me, “I don’t know when I’ve ever seen you look this nice before!” Ya’ gotta laugh!
You probably come from funny stock too by the looks of things!
Susan Evans says
oh that is great!!!
Yep, that was Grandpa for ya. 🙂
I remember once when I was in my early twenties, he eyed me up and down and said “You have gained a lot of weight”.