Sunday, October 08, 2006

the buffer

My dad called me up last week and asked if he could take me to lunch on Friday. How lovely! Little did I know it was all a big scheme. He was meeting his sort-of estranged step-sister for lunch and he invited me along to be the buffer. I'm such a sucker.

I knew so little about this woman that I hounded my dad with questions about her the whole way there. To put the distance between them in perspective for you, his answer to the question "When's the last time you saw each other?" was, "Uh, hmmm. Maybe 1969?"

Anyway, lunch went just fine. We all got along famoulsy and had plenty to chat about, including but not limited to our assorted midwestern relatives with names like Pansy, Royce, Ludie, Melba and Kippy. But my favorite topic of conversation was the startling revelation that I am related to country music superstars, The Kendalls, known the world over for their smash single "Heaven's Just A Sin Away." Wow. Intense! Take a look at their pictures and I'm just SURE you'll be able to see the family resemblance. If I've got the family tree down correctly then they're my dad's step-sister's cousins and that means I'm only 3 degrees away. Dude. That's HALF the degrees I am to Kevin Bacon. That has GOT to count for something.

Posted by Poka Bean at 12:24 PM


  1. Blogger rebcram posted at 2:20 PM  
    Please note that one of the Kendalls is also named Royce. (according to that link). Coincidence???? I think not...
  2. Blogger Amy posted at 10:53 AM  
    Dang, I knew a 'Royce' growing up, too...Hmmm... (I am from the sticks in Illinois).

    Oh, and I'm a cousin to someone famous and that has gotten me NOWHERE in life, so good luck with that 3 degrees thing!
  3. Blogger lainey posted at 7:15 AM  
    I hate being the buffer person! Glad you had a great lunch though.

    The only famous person I'm related to is Daniel Boone and that has gotten me nowhere! ;)

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