Feb 26, 2009

How about another blast from the past of Merle Wayne Sneed? Too bad, we're doing it anyway. This is a picture of my maternal grandfather and one of his three wives, taken in the late 1920s, I think. He outlived them all. The woman in the picture is wife number one, my mother's mother and my true grandmother. My grandfather fathered at least 16 children. My mother's mother died in about 1929 and I'm given to understand that she gave birth to the first 15 kids, six of whom died in infancy or were stillborn. Child number 16 is alleged to have been born after wife three died and was illegitimate, as they called it in those days. It is all very murky, since the eyewitnesses are all dead, too. My grandfather died at age 68 in 1949. Speaking of SOBs, we played golf this morning. It was in the 70s and clear. You couldn't ask for better weather. Where the SOB part comes in, is that when we went to our cars in the lot, someone had put a note under Some Guy Named Bob's windshield wiper that read, "The next time you block my door your car will not be so lucky. You dumb bastard." Poor Some Guy Named Bob was visibly upset over the note. What sort of imbecile leaves a note that says, "The next time you block my door..." Does the genius think that Some Guy Named Bob sought him out and parked too close, or that he will find him and do it again? There is nothing worse than a coward who leaves an anonymous and meaningless threat. It probably made him feel real good though. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

16 comments:

bitchlet said...

If you were to count all the children who passed away during infancy or were stillborn, how many would there be?

Barry said...

Not being able to get in your car because someone parked too close is annoying though. Especially if it's a Hummer.

Wasn't me who left the note though!

Nan Patience said...

I like the note.

Sounds like your grandfather was real old school.

Kurt said...

I always park my Hummer diagonally across two spaces as a courtesy to others.

Avid Reader said...

So you come from good mormon stock, eh?--although 3 wives and 16 kids is kind of conservative.

Anonymous said...

The next time you write a blog post like this one, your blog will not be so lucky You *d.b.








*(delightful blogger)

bella rum said...

Jerks seem to thrive everywhere, even in the desert.

Anonymous said...

Merle, I once had a "friend" who approached me at an event and informed me (laughing heartily) that I couldn't leave the event until she did because of how she had to squeeze into the space next to my little hatchback. I smiled and said I'd see her later then, when she was ready to go... as soon as I could I went out to the parking lot to see what was what--sure enough she parked her giant SUV way over the line and left me no room to get into my car. I opened the hatchback and crawled through and re-parked my car in a far off spot --then went back to the event.

Steve said...

You have a very colorful family history!

And just think, if you'd stayed in Tampa, we might have been neighbors. :)

Reya Mellicker said...

It reminds me of the anonymous hate notes directed towards the Wonder Dog.

Your grandfather was quite prolific, wow.

Coffee Messiah said...

It's no wonder (scared) people hide behind anonymous notes ; (

It's best to crumble it up and throw it away and not give it another thought.

Great photos from the past.

Can barely do blogger, let alone add Facebook myself. My family has done the same invite thingy......figure if they haven't looked at blogger since '06, no need 4 me to join FB ; )

Hope all is (s)well in HV!

Squirrel said...

Good thing it's very rare that anyone leaves a note anymore.

I like your family photos.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

oh my....your grandpa certainly had sperm with a mission.....

since he died in 1949 it would be that he would have had no contact with you and obviously was unable to warp you with his sense of 'family values'.....

golf. 70 degrees. are you a frigging sadist....

today we had snow squalls all day and we were lucky if it got to 20 degrees...but that's okay I know I'm better for it.....
does poor some guy named bob know he's so often written about????

hope you are having a good weekend....

Barbara said...

Parking issues of all kinds bring out the worst in people. I've gotten some real doozies under my wiper!

But to the contrary, a recent note was the confession of someone parking admitting to damaging my 1985 Volvo wagon. This is the one with trim held on by duct tape. In fact, he did no damage; he just couldn't believe anyone would drive a car around with so many dents and scrapes. My response was, "Forget it. You hit the right car!"

Megan said...

My great-great grandparents had 17 children. So there.

Anonymous said...

how come I never get any notes???