Friday, August 10, 2007

You Keep Your Mama's Ashes in What?

My mother called to tell me that she watched Larry King's tribute to Tammy Faye Messner a couple of nights ago. She loved it, but when I told her that I didn't see it, she rattled off another comic goldmine...

"Good thing you didn't watch. I cried and cried.

"They cremated her and gave each of her kids a little, tiny vial of her.

"When I die, I'll be able to give each of y'all a Mason jar."

If you don't know a Mason jar from a coffee cup filled with bacon grease sittin' on the side of the stove, take my word for it - - that last sentence of my Mama's is damn funny.

5 comments:

Aaron said...

I love it! It reminds me of the time my mom sent me one of those "about me" surveys where one of the questions was "do you have any tattoos?"

Her answer was, "No. When I was in college, I considered getting a butterfly on my right butt cheek. Thank God I didn't--that baby'd be Mothra by now."

Lance Noe said...

Your right, i know what a mason jar is and THAT is funny!

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Your mother and my mother would be best of friends!!!

Lance - Thanks for knowing what a Mason jar is, baby. I can always count on you!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Even my damn yankee mom has the Mason jar. I love it when you blog about your Mama, its really precious

Stephen Rader said...

Rick - Mama is very precious. And even though Yankee moms may own a Mason jar or two, have those Yankees ever used a Mason jar as a beverage holder for their "Sweet Tea" at Thanksgiving?

P.S. They also make great gravy boats as well!