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[Comments] (1) Family History: Uncle Justin: John, Rachel, and I, and Rachel's friend Becca, went to dinner with Uncle Justin and Aunt Barbara on Friday night. They took us to the Back Bay Cafe, which is more like a country club than a cafe. The food was delicious and we had a great time. Uncle Justin opened the floor up to questions about anything from 1928 on. Here's the scoop.

When Lorna was born, Justin was upset that his Mom was gone in the hospital for so long and he set fire to the chicken house.

He lived in a "rough neighborhood" growing up and was in a "gang" with King and Buster Green when he was 12 years old. They would pretend to hold a rope across the road when cars came by, and were caught doing that by a probation officer. Actually, he caught Buster who told on King who told on Justin. When the officer showed up at the front door, Della had no idea Justin had been out of the house - he was supposed to be in bed. They spent the night in the State St. Hospital (the Juvenile Infirmary). They were fed breakfast in the morning and Justin didn't like the eggs so he threw them out the window and they landed on someone's head.

Bonus quotes:

Justin: See, I predicted my wife would get excited about the permit -
Barbara: I don't give a rat's ass about your permit!

Barbara, re the giant dog standing across her legs: This is how wolfhounds do "lap dog."

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Posted by Alyson at Mon Jun 05 2006 05:25

What a riot! Thanks for sharing. Lots of hugs!


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