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Old 06-20-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Weird family - UPDATE!
You won't believe it!!! (Breath, breath, breath....)
So here's the story: My grandma (my mother's mother) had 3 sisters. 2 died of cancer, 1 left. The 1 left is the weirdest person in the whole world (we all think her husband drove her to lunacy). She would never ever tell anyone anything. My grandma didn't know about her wedding till she was on vacation and got invited (of course she couldn't come - she was to far away). This lady told of her pregnancies only when she couldn't hide it anymore. Anyway, her youngest son is about 33 years old and is actually my mom's cousin (with 20 years of difference). He has a girlfriend and they live together for 8-10 years now. On our wedding she made a very strange remark about them not getting married (we're "known in public" - term in Judaism to refer to not married couples) with kind of desperate look. A few minutes ago my grandma calls my mother and says the next thing: "My sister told me that your cousin and his GF had a baby girl 3 days ago". When my mom told me, i was speechless. OK, you're weird, but that weird??? Not telling anyone that you're expecting DGD?? How superstitious can people get??? I'm shocked Now i have a second degree new cousin!!! I have a feeling our wedding was the trigger and i won't be too surprised to find out they loped to get married :rofling::rofling::rofling: Do i have to knit something now? I rarely see them and i don't think they'll invite us to see the baby... I made my mother promise that when i get to having a baby - even my grandma won't know for as long as i can Sorry, i had to vent and i can't even tell hubby - he works night shifts this week
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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I wouldn't knit. If they are that superstitious maybe a nice chamsa or something with a scarlet thread?
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:39 PM   #3
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I wouldn't knit. If they are that superstitious maybe a nice chamsa or something with a scarlet thread?
Thanks, Jeremy.

They're not superstitious in that way They kind of... hermits? It's their mom mostly, she's the



i'm so ... And it's gonna get worse this weekend.
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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I wouldn't knit either. Evidently they didn't want anyone to know since you didn't find out until afterwards. A "congratulations" card might be okay though.

My family are big gossips, so info like someone expecting wouldn't be a secret for more than an hour.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:32 PM   #5
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I think you should knit something. Maybe it will bring the family closer together. It would not be that hard to knit up a hat and baby booties.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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And maybe if you knit something for the new baby, it will show an acceptance, and then maybe they will invite you to see your new cousin. Maybe open some new doors for communication? I don't know... my family is so close.... we tell each other when we break a nail. Not really.
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