WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

In my most recent column in The Catholic Observer, I wrote about how a few things went wrong during Thanksgiving vacation. Yet, what seemed like mini-disasters turned out to be some very funny times that will last in the memories of our family.

Our first goof-up happened when, as a sleepy assistant chef, I gave John the turkey on a tray to put on the grill. I did not notice it was upside down. We cooked it this way and it looked pretty good on the grill.

OUR 28 POUND FRESH BUTTERBALL

And John was enjoying the job of watching the bird all morning on his Weber grill.

WEBER WITH HIS WEBER GRILL

However, when he began to carve the bird things looked grim!!!

WHERE'S THE MEAT???

We thought everyone was going to have to politely pass the meat platter to our guests and have a turkeyless Thanksgiving. However, we finally “discovered” the white meat at the bottom of our turkey and the meal was saved.

DINNER IS SERVED AND SAVED

Later that weekend, John, Elizabeth and Matthew went to fly a kite. Yes…it got stuck in a tree. However, that was when the real fun started as our son and daughter worked with their dad (AKA MacGyver) to free the kite.

Check out these photos.

LET'S GO FLY A KITE

LET’S GO FLY A KITE!!!

It looked good for a while….

UP THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE

Alas, it got caught in a tree.

CAN THEY GET IT DOWN??

Maybe…

MATTHEW TRIED TO KNOCK IT DOWN WITH PROJECTILES

It was really stuck. Hmmmm. Daddy (John)

WITH EVERY POSIBLE POLE FROM OUR GARAGE

 to the rescue.

POLE ONE
POLE TWO
MAKING THE GRAB

Three poles and a lot of ingenuity later, the kite was back on the ground.

Elizabeth photographed the whole event.

HAVING A TALL SON HELPS!

And the “disaster” became a great adventure.

SUCCESS AND SMILES
THE KITE CATCHER
A TRIUMPHANT TEAM

Published by spunfromtheweb

Weber holds a BA in English from her beloved Providence College and an MA in journalism from Marquette University.

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