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.



Blogger kenju said...

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

8:13 AM  
Blogger ET said...

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...

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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