#15. SHOTS!

“My great grandma used to do body shots off of babies. Whenever a family member would come over with their baby, my great grandma would check to see if the soft spot on their head had closed up. If it hadn’t, she’d put tequila on the soft spot and suck it off of our heads. She did it apparently to close the hole faster, because evil spirits come in from that hole and she believed that it took them out. Some of my aunts still do this.”

#16. Run Away Cake

“On Easter we used to eat a bunny cake with only one ear, because my Uncle ran away once as a little kid, and he took the ear with him. He came back a few hours later when everyone was looking for him having already eaten the ear.”

#17. Alice’s Restaurant

“Every year, our Thanksgiving consists of all the neighborhood strays, usually around 25 people. The food is glorious and wine is plentiful. When everyone is seated for dinner, my dad does a toast and then turns on the song Alice’s Restaurant. Our entire family and regular guests sing the song as it’s being played. The newcomers are usually a little mortified and stunned that A) 20 people are singing the same song around the dinner table. B) we know ALL the words C) the song is so damn long. I’ve grown to love this tradition.”

#18. The Wolf Pack

“My brother-in-law thought the “three wolf moon” shirts were hilarious so he bought one. My husband also thought it was funny so he bought one with more wolves on it (to up the ante). My sister and I then bought a wolf shirt for my dad so he could fit in with the guys. They wear these shirts in public when they are all together and call themselves the “wolf pack.” My parents even named their boat “three wolf moon.” My sister and I are both due to have little boys this winter. We are on the hunt for wolf onsies…”

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