Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fun Memories with JJ

Joe's painted on mustache and goatee...
We went to dinner and the waitress asked him
"how long have you been growing that?".
In his fake French accent he confidently answered,
"I have been growing zis since birth".

Rachel started a group at Facebook, and one of the discussions there is our favorite Joey memories. Here's what JoAnne (one of Joey' sister) shared. This was posted in Facebook earlier (not today):

Prolly (that's "probably" in JJ speak) four or five years ago, I ended up visiting Maui with my kids the same week JJ was there. JJ had a way of turning the mundane into excitement and adventure. We had "big plans" to go get pizza (me, Nana, JJ and my kids Chase and Clare) over at the Taco Bell/Pizza Hut on Kihei Rd. Right before we left Joey for some reason decided to use my brown eyeliner to draw a very lame, skinny mustache on his hairless upper lip. The kids and I loved it... "Unkie JJ is so funny!"... but then he took it to the next level by declaring he would wear the 'stache' to dinner. And he sure did... he even adopted this lame French accent that he used the entire time we were at Taco Bell/ Pizza Hut. The waitress tried to keep a straight face as he ordered our selections. Finally, near the end of the dinner the waitress asked Joey if he'd been growing that mustache for long. Joey replied in his lame, thick French accent "I've beeeen working on it seeeeence birth"... We all laughed hysterically... Good times with a friend and brother so spontaneous and silly! I (will) miss that so much.


Anonymous said...

Joe & Karen & Jo Anne & Jaime,

I read "When I Relax - I Feel Guilty" by Tim Hansel, almost 20 years ago. I still remember one key quote.

"All Americans (Christians) need to learn "how to" work at work; play at play; worship at worship.

Instead, most Christians: worship their work; work at their play; and play at their worship."

Joe & Karen & Joey & JoAnne & Jamie are in the first group.

They do not feel "When I Relax - I Feel Guilty" because they have the Christian life in the proper Biblical perspective and eternal view.

We have a magnet on our refrig. that says,"To Teach...is to Love"

Joe & Karen - you have "loved" & taught your children very well.

You have taught "many" individuals & families & friends - through you Biblical example and your words.

You have & do "love" a lot of folks. Thank you - for loving & caring & teaching all of us.

God's Grace & Comfort & Healing...

Love Ya's, Kevin & Shirley Cox (TN)

Anonymous said...

Psalms 5:11-12(TLB)
"But make everyone rejoice who puts his trust in you. Keep them shouting for joy because you are defending them. Fill all who love you with happiness. For you bless the Godly man, O Lord,; you protect him with your shield of love."

Psalms 5:11-12(KJV)
"But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield."

Anonymous said...

I loved that story...I just can picture it. Thanks for sharing Joanne - those are precious memories and oh so funny! Wish I could have been there.

Love Auntie Viv