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A true story about country life in a rural area
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Sid    Posted 01-05-2003 at 18:08:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am sure many of you know what a chivaree is. Well this is about the time my oldest uncle and his new bride where staying with my grandparents for a couple of days. It seems this was the first chance that other family members and many friends had to chivaree them. My uncle being the prankester he was had given many of them a reason to want to participate in this wonderful event. Well the time came and many neighbors had gotten together at the barn at the end of the lane and snuck down to the house to start the festivities afte about an hour they decided to go in the house and go upstairs where they where sleeping only to find an empty bed since they where already ther and did not have the guest of honor present they where trying to decide wether to go find them or just wait after all they had to come back sooner or later. when about an hour or so went by some of them decided morning came awful early and started to leave someone noticed that my uncle and aunt where with the rest of the crowd come to find out my uncle heard something and he and my aunt snuck out on the porch and went along the fence row and joined everyone at the barn and where with them for almost two hours before they where found out.

Larry    Posted 01-06-2003 at 16:41:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Years ago there was a hard working farm couple that had bought a second,or was it a third farm. Come winter the wife decided it would be best if she were to move onto the new place so she could milk the cows and do chores. This was before snow plows. That way someone wouldn't have to risk getting caught in bad weather going back and forth every day to do the chores. So she moved down there with some of their children and the husband stayed on the home place with the rest to milk those cows. When spring came the family moved back together,and the neighbors got together and gave them a chivaree. True story. :-)

DeadCarp    Posted 01-05-2003 at 21:36:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
heh heh - that's a good one Sid! Seems like part of the game is trying to stay a step ahead of the newlyweds. I remember us sneaking into the yard ahead of time and blocking up their "getaway" car while somebody else kept the dog quiet :)

pink panther    Posted 01-05-2003 at 19:59:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we used to have chivarees here, no one does that grandpa and granny had one. grandpa had to push granny around the town square in a wheel barrow.

Ana - ahh, the good old days!    Posted 01-06-2003 at 06:55:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did your community get into outhouse tipping for Halloween? Ha, ha, funny story---this was very traditional in my dad's day, so when he and his croonies were out one night, they felt very smart until the next morning when he goes out early (in the dark--cause he had milk cows to get up for) and some other funny guys had moved his outhouse only two feet back from where it was. Can you guess what happened? Yep, he fell in just as he got to the door. YUK!

WallSal55 - - Just wish...    Posted 01-06-2003 at 13:02:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
there was a few more moments of fun, serendipity, spontanaeity, etc. like there used to be.

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