Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Monday, September 22, 2008

You might be a Kilgore if...

So I was cleaning tonight and got to thinking about my family. I can't wait to go home for Christmas and see those who will be there. Anyway, as I was reminiscing I thought it would be funny to collect some classic Kilgore moments. So here are the ones I remember. Please feel free to add.

You might be a Kilgore if...

  • You were reading spy novels and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. while your friends were still on Suess.
  • You have one water cup that you use for an indefinite amount of time. You get mad if someone puts it into the dishwasher unauthorized.
  • 15 minutes late = on time; 20 minutes late = not too shabby; 30 minutes late = late (this one doesn't apply to me because I've become obsessively punctual as a result of the aforementioned Kilgore Standard Time).
  • You still silently count to three before starting any prayer.
  • Your room growing up was styled after an Army barracks.
  • You think lovingly of your mother whenever you pass a cemetery. And your mother is still very much alive.
  • You can recall with great detail and accuracy the body shape and styling of a 1978 (79?) Chevy Impala.
  • You still cringe whenever you think about Carl, Scott and golfclubs.
  • If you were ever stranded in the middle of the wilderness you'd want Jerry there with you.
  • You remember being served such culinary delights as squid, liver & onions and chinese pizza.
  • Your friends quickly learned that when they called they could not simply ask, "Is X there?" because Dad would simply respond, "yes."
  • Hershey Park and the Hershey Chocolate Factory are near-sacred institutions.
  • Your family pets had very human names.
  • Your "at ease" position is standing in the middle of the living room with your arms crossed, lightly bouncing on the balls of your feet.
  • You learned about the "birds and bees" from an awkward cartoon rented from the library.


Christy said...

I literally laughed out loud to the dish washer comment, because I AM the one who puts them in there! LOL! LOL! You can tell just by that, I am certainly the inlaw!

AND, I may not be a Kilgore by blood, but I do get anxious when my boys pick up anything club related because of Scott and Carl's near fatal mishap! LOL!

Sara Kilgore said...

good times.

Christy said...

May I also add:

You might be a Kilgore if:

You eat ice cream by the carton

You can set your mind to something and do it and do it well

You all are musically gifted

You name your pets after people you know

You marry people that have similar names to those you grew up with: Chrysta/Christy, Carl/Karl, Sara, Sarah (cat), Cathryn/Kathryn

You talk about baby names MONTHS/YEARS out just so you can reserve the name from others snatching it up! LOL (Gaby)

Pooh said...

I'm definitely a Kilgore. I've just spent the last 40 minutes looking for Hudson's juice cup rather than just going and getting him another one out of the cabinet. I still haven't found the cup and Hudson still hasn't got his juice.

Sara Kilgore said...

Perhaps these were just assumed, but you might be a Kilgore if:

You are insanely sarcastic to point that no one really can take anything that comes out of your mouth seriously.

You are indeed bettering America's gene pool.

Alyssa said...

Anna, I'm also insanely punctual as a result of Kilgore Standard Time. We get that from Dad, who never really appreciated Kilgore Standard Time, I think. Also, even Mike makes jokes about Chinese pizza, now.

Also, Sara, we Kilgores are DEFINITELY bettering America's Gene Pool.

Also, you might be a kilgore if you don't know when your siblings were born, and if you do send a card it's usually about 3 months late. But it's cool.