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Old 05-08-2013, 11:38 PM   #51
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wow, 6 of 9? (can you give me you're next younger sister's number... j/k).

but yeah, it's probably from being the last of six in my family. while i never had hand-me-downs as the four older than me were girls, we shared a lot of everything else.

but it's also a norwegian thing, afaik. my mm always stressed sharing, which i can remember doing even in kindergarten right through grade school. but i've later learned it as a scandinavian trait of hospitality. in the more remote regions of norway, if you eere having a party, you put a light outside to invite any passers by in to join your guests. (my mom's family is from the really frozen north of norway. in later years, they watched soviet subs go past on the surface).

but historically, scandinavians are very accomidating people. hence, the creation of pot lucks featuring a specisl hot dish that each person was known for in the northern american midwest.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:50 PM   #52
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I have no problem sharing, and DH and I will frequently exchange forks if we actually get something different. I recall meeting up with Baby Bro and one of his pre-wives at an expensive restaurant. Pre-wife wasn't hungry, she said, and didn't order anything. Of course, her fork was busily stuck in my salad, steak, and whatever else I'd ordered, and she did the same with DH's and BB's meals. She just wanted a little taste, she said. First time DH and I had even ever laid eyes on the woman.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:01 AM   #53
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hey dawg, what's a pre-wife, or more, one of pre-wives?
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:03 AM   #54
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I have no problem sharing, and DH and I will frequently exchange forks if we actually get something different. I recall meeting up with Baby Bro and one of his pre-wives at an expensive restaurant. Pre-wife wasn't hungry, she said, and didn't order anything. Of course, her fork was busily stuck in my salad, steak, and whatever else I'd ordered, and she did the same with DH's and BB's meals. She just wanted a little taste, she said. First time DH and I had even ever laid eyes on the woman.

She would have had holey, bloodied hands...
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:13 AM   #55
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you're not a norskie, are you pf?
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nope Heinz 57...
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:19 AM   #57
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you come from pickles? lol.

did you know that when heinz first started his company, he needed a slogan for his tiny but budding business, so he made up "57 varieties" in order to sound more important.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:24 AM   #58
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Sharing isn't just for Swedes and Norwegians bt, I think it also comes out of the Depression. Or maybe just Depression Polacks. And no cracks about being Depressed BECAUSE we're Polacks. No one had a lot, so friends and neighbors shared. I learned that from Mom and Dad even though I was an only child growing up in the 60s. Mom's expression was to "put an extra potato on" just in case someone stopped by. To this day whenever someone new moves in to the neighborhood I'll introduce myself while handing over some kind of homemade foodstuff. And most times dinner in our home is self-serve from the stove and counter...even when we have family or friends over! Makes for more room at the table and keeps the food a tad warmer than if it was in serving dishes.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:21 AM   #59
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i don't think i mentioned that it was entirely exclusive to norskies, cg, but funny you should mention poles. they seem to have the same trait of sharing, but in my experience, to a lesser, more ethnocentric sense. in other words, i you're a fellow pollack, you're in. if not, go away. again, though, if you are polish, you might as well be family.

i live in a neighborhood where 3 out of 4 houses are eastern european, mostly polish. the other side of town - on a hill - is mostly italian. the two are known as guinea heights and pollack valley.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:23 AM   #60
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ok, getting back to the topic of this thread.

so now i've been dating this girl for a while after the raccoon eyes/atlantic city thing, and i take her out to a really fancy restaurant one night.

the lighting was low, the music soft, the ambience top notch.

as we looked at the menu, we ordered a nice bottle of red wine (an '88 ruffino riserva ducale oro, my go to wine when trying to impress a girl back then).

as they brought out the bottle and gave us a taste, they placed ridiculously tall stemmed wine glasses on our table and began to pour. i wouldn't have noticed, though, as i was enamored at the tanned, blonde beauty sitting across from me in a white, sleeveless dress. i could see nothing else.

which was really unfortunate. staring into her eyes, i reached for my wine glass, tipping it over which was just tall enough to dump it's contents all over her bright white dress.



she sat there stunned for a second, then just sort of laughed at what a klutz i was as i stumbled over myself to help clean it up in a futile effort with a napkin and a table bottle of san pellegrino.

thinking quickly, i offered to take her shopping the next day to buy a new dress, and of course to take the stained dress to a cleaner to see what could be done.

the dress was ruined, but i did get her to stay over for the shopping trip the next day.
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