Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fun with local papers

In reading through one of our po-dunk papers recently, I came across this ad for a family reunion.  It had two families' names in it, and I can only assume Donnie and Randall pictured below represent them.  But what I thought was funny was...
...they had to stress "No Guns Allowed"?!?  At the Senior Citizens' Center?!  And even had to add illustrations in case folks didn't read that part of the invitation?!  Makes me really want to know what happened at their last family reunion!

Then, directly facing the family reunion ad on the opposite page was this one:
Classes done in your home.  Why not just book the Senior Citizens' Center?!

51 comments:

Jill said...

This is too funny! Good catch.

Debbie said...

hahaha.....gotta love texas!!!

have you checked the obituaries, since june 11th to be sure donnie & randall aren't listed there now?!?!?

Deb said...

only in TEXAS...lol

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HELLO!! I've really missed being able to sit and enjoy your pictures--I loved the crows--They are always going on about something, aren't they?

The signs are also good for a chuckle--I wonder if doing a gun class in your home is like doing a tupperware party? Maybe the more people you have, the more free bullets you get.... :-))

Enjoy your day!!!

Linda R. said...

Thanks so much for the good laugh this morning..

Margaret said...

LOL LOL Thanks for the laughter today! This is classic funny stuff... hmm... only in Texas! (I lived in San Antonio for 3 years)

Comment1 said...

Ha! We got none of this in the UK. It's still the Wild West.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I'm going to share this with my Texas family. They'll get a kick out of it. :)

Clint said...

But let's say that I go to the reunion and criticize aunt Mossie's corn fritters and the octogenarian gets PO'd at my remarks and comes after me with a rolling pin....

If I am not permitted to have a gun, how ever will I defend myself?

Clint said...

But let's say that I go to the reunion and criticize aunt Mossie's corn fritters and the octogenarian gets PO'd at my remarks and comes after me with a rolling pin....

If I am not permitted to have a gun, how ever will I defend myself?

Ms. ~K said...

Hilarious!
I love our little weekly, local newspaper....

Buttons said...

This is hilarious I wonder now too. Texas is a different place from what I am used too. Wayne is scary. B

Sharon said...

Well, you can be sure the families were all notified - between the ad and the gossip after the paper came out! Funny!

missing moments said...

What a riot!! You need to send that to Jay Leno for his funny newspaper clips!

Karen said...

Only in Texas :-)

Montanagirl said...

Hilarity! Love it.

Flora said...

I Love it!!! Coming from a country that GUNS are so controlled... I remember going to a little town...Hubby and I went into a pawn shop and the owner had a gun on him... Its so foreign for us Canadians...but thats what I love about America!!

Trisha said...

LOL!:D Wish I could be a fly on the wall for that one!!

heyBJK said...

Yeah, laugh now, but one day you'll want to roll with your gat in the senior citizen's center! You'll need protection from the lady down the hall who has long guns mounted on her Rascal scooter. Just sayin'. :-)

Sandra said...

LOL it IS Texas Ha ha.. i am just glad i live in FL and we are allowed to have guns like you are in TX i did take my pistol to my dads funeral. but that was because i had to drive from here to Savannah ALONE and stay in a motel ALONE and stop in the rest areas ALONE, so it went with me, but it did stay in the truck LOL

don said...

I'm glad you have such a fine tuned eye that you noticed this very funny pair of adds. That is very good and does raise all kinds of questions. Very good post.

Furry Bottoms said...

*giggles* yeah, what happened at their last family reunion, huh? Did some 90 year old geezer get impatient with someone and shoot them?

I love it when the papers do things like that. Good catch!!

Janie2 said...

Yep, you have the eye to catch all the things others miss. HOW FUNNY. Maybe someone was doing show and tell with their gun? Hope not, I am not a fan of guns. You crack me up...

Robin said...

T, there's definitely a good story in there somewhere!
Yeah, Dwayne come on over with your gun. I'll feel so secure with you around.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Funny! The added illustration on the paper was really the best.
xxxx

Mary said...

Ok, that needs to go on Jay Leno!! Thank you for the warm comments you have posted on my blog. You are truely a kind and caring person. Thank you it ment alot to me.
God Bless

ShySongbird said...

So funny and I loved the comment by Debbie about checking the obits :)

Love those vivid Cardinals below and Crows are just so entertaining!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Haha, that is so Texas. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

pattisjarrett said...

That sounds like a lively bunch, I want to go; but apparently I missed it this year.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! So Texas and what a hoot!! What a great way to start my day!! Hope yours is going well -- you might want to avoid the senior center!!

Sylvia

Log Cabin Studio said...

Thanks for the good laugh...
Caroline

Pricilla said...

See now up here they would say to bring the guns.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I need to have a talk with Reena. She keeps stealing my lines, before I get here. Haha!

Jay Leno! :)

edenhills said...

Too funny! I love your idea of booking the senior citizen center for the gun classes!

Teresa

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Well that was good for a chuckle.

Cindy said...

It IS Texas...LOL

Kerry said...

OMG. Great post.

Felicity said...

Hilarious!

xx F

wayside wanderer said...

Oh goodness. I sure hope they frisk at the door.

Susan said...

Wow... my jaw's hanging open :O

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

The Hatfields and McCoys!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow. I hope I'm not related...

Marvin said...

Geez! What fun is a family reunion if you can't bring your gun? Our local weekly also has many unintentionally funny ads and articles, but I've yet to see anything as good as your find.

holdingmoments said...

lol.
Well spotted; so funny.

SquirrelQueen said...

I really want to know what happened at their last family reunion that they felt they had to emphasize the no guns. Maybe Uncle Charlie got a little out of hand.

bailey-road.com said...

Love it! Had to share this with my husband who was recently certified to teach concealed carry classes!

NicoleB said...

Hilarious!
I love stuff like that :D

Allison said...

Ha! Living in Texas, indeed!!!

Karrie said...

I belong where you live!!! Conceal carry makes my heart happy :)

Chatty Crone said...

Kennesaw Georgia has a law that everyone has to own a gun!

barbara l. hale said...

Funny! How'd I miss this??

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