Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Favorite Memories of Sambo Rambo and other fond things

We helped out with a play/ dance thing this week, it was good times but Friday night we were cleaning up when I noticed that I missed a call from my mom. I called back as I sat in my truck waiting for Michael (bro in law) and Devin (nephew) to come back with an empty truck to finish loading. Mom said she had a surprise and put little Sambo on the phone. It sure was fun to talk to little Sami. After the phone call Devin and I were driving back to Highland and I was telling him all about Sami Antha. We laughed as I told the sorries of her sitting on our laps in church and sucking on your chin, or sticking her fingers in your ear to clean out the ear wackers. I didn't mention the time she beat me in a spelling bee when she was five.
I remember when she went to work with mom and dad everyday and sat upstairs watching land before time over and over and over. then she would come home and watch it again and say all the lines along with the characters. The sister missionaries sure loved her. they came to see her everyday. She was so cute as a little kid with bouncy curly hair. Everybody just loved that kid.
Oh and I remember making up a song and singing it to her. "Sambo Rambo where'd ya get that... uh...dang bow." then Sami " hey that doesn't rhyme." then she sang it with the real rhyming words. I must be white trash because hearing a little girl curse made me laugh.
I know she gets tired of these stories and everyone tells the same ones but it was still good good times. I think Roni loved little sambo the most. they loved to play together all the time and sure don"t remember them fighting. But I don't remember any of the girls fighting much.
I remember getting into it pretty good with Justin a couple times... a day. I think the worst of it was that he and I both took karate and so it wasn't just pushing and shoving, it was jump kick to the head and karate chop to the throat or open palm to the nose. Watching my nephews now I'm like "just take it outside and settle it like men." I guess my perception of a "man" is a little out of whack.
I also remember playing out back in Sunny Clutters house. Me Justin and Shasta decided to eat dog food, only we told Shasta she had to eat cat food because she was a girl. Then we made her stand against the wall and threw dog food at her.
One time we made a fort under the willow tree and set up a tent. Setting stuff up was more fun then cleaning up so the tent got left up for like a month or so, when we got around to taking it down it was full a freaky looking spiders and I got a little creeped out.
I remember playing hide and seek in the yellow house and we would always stuff little roni in the cupboard above the stairs and then leave her there. Or we would stuff her or the twins in slick sleeping bags and send them flying down the stairs towards an open heat source. Justin and I would laugh and laugh. There is a chance I was a bit of a tormentor when I was growing up.


Kathi said...

Good times! So I wish you were here tonight. Shasta and fam and Sam and Fam came over. We got all the kids to sleep for a minute, and played ping pong, foosball, xbox, and N64. Mom and dad were both her as well and they did great. I don't think they said a word to each other, but it was a big step and I am a happy girl. I sure do miss my big bro sometimes. I love the things you write. You are a great brother and I love you.

Shasta & Jesse said...

I remember flying down the stairs in the sleeping bags. I remember one time you guys talked me into going head first and I put a dent in the wall at the bottom of the stairs with my head. After that incident is when mom and dad got the open heating source you talked about to cover up the dent in the wall.