Friday, May 26, 2006

Ear Pulled?


This is my mother's side of the family - Mrs. John Petty, Jim, and Ethel Petty. My mother was probably named after this Ethel Petty.

I don't know, but just by the expressions it looks to me like Mrs. Petty has just pinched Jim Petty's ear.

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6 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

He doesn't look happy, does he? But then, none of them do...LOL

8:13 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
The photographer proably arrived during a family fight.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Nea said...

I think ear pinching was a very effective tool, it didn't need to be hard, just a tweek, but it certainly got your attention. My Mom didn't spank or hit, but Grandma was a master ear tweeker. She also had a look that could bend steel.....

1:42 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Nea,
My mother would say "I am going to tell your father when he gets home." Which made me stop whatever I was doing that wasn't so nice. I would rather walk on hot coals than have a comfrontation with my father. He was so easy going, laid back, yet, when duty calls he threw himself in a serious mode.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Nea said...

I hear that one was used a lot by mom's........ :):) It was never said in our house, NO DAD.....
I had a man tell me once, I used to hate going home, I would come up the drive, and there would the wife be with a mean look on her face, and me supposed to dish out discipline, when I wasn't even mad. Poor guy. I guess he wished his wife could have done it.

My Mom worked, I seldom saw her, but my Grandma used to chase my brother around the kitchen table with a broom.....she never did catch him though. I thought it was the silliest thing I ever saw.

5:41 PM  
Blogger ET said...

My grandmother lived with one of her daughers and the daugher's son (her grandson). The daughter worked, so the grandmother was the surreget mother.
I always thought it was amazing how much she worried after him, afraid he might get hurt... but me, the exact same blood relationship, she had no interest in making sure I walked the line.

5:53 PM  

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