Monday, December 28, 2015

My Strange Family

The Legend Of Evil Santa

Weird Crowe family tradition: this ornament has hung over the Christmas dinner table for 40 years, first at my father's house and now my sister's. Someone spins and spins the string, then lets go. When the ornament stops turning, whoever Santa faces will have bad luck in the new year. Everyone calls him Evil Santa. Did I say we go through a lot of wine in this family?

Below, quality family time - a niece, spouse and brother sucked into their iPhones.

Every family has ups and downs but this one has had less than its share of bad luck. I am the oldest of four siblings. We are all still alive. We are all still on our first marriages. Everyone graduated from college, and there is a Ph.D., an M.B.A. and a J.D. sprinkled around the group. We all still like each other and make an effort to get together a couple of times a year. We turned out okay.

Quality Family Time

8 comments:

Jilly said...

We need to keep tradition alive but this is a strange one. If Santa stopped in front of me I'd be expecting trouble for the next 12 months. The power of suggestion ...

Virginia said...

You have turned out ok and through this blog we've gotten to share it.

Luis Gomez said...

Traditions can be fun! Have a great 2016 Bob! The best to you and your family.

William Kendall said...

If you can all get along, you're lucky. That hasn't been the case for me.

Evil Santa looks like he's up to something.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the cell phone shot. It's perfect!

papa g said...

maybe, time to start a new family tradition about cell phones
AS IN NOT!
Merry Christmas, Bob & Carolyn, etal.

Linda said...

Cool post. I like your photographers list.

Jack said...

It is good to meet your family. By the way, there is not reason that the tradition MUST end up in bad luck. Time for someone to spin the ornament and declare, while it is spinning, that the person on whom it lands will have extra good luck.