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Henri Jean
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On another thread I shared one of the funny stories about Bill that I scrapped in the past (didn't post the page - just the story but I should have posted the page) and it occurred to me that maybe I'm not the only one that scraps funny or silly stories. My husband is a real character and provides plenty of material for me to scrap. I'll throw out a couple and please - if you have scrapped a funny story please share it!

Hey..... By Henri Jean

Bill's Frog By Henri Jean


 
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I do not have the layout posted on this website, however, I did scrapbook about the time my husband came home for Combat leave and the first thing he said to me was "I know we haven't seen eachother in 6 months, but I got 90 pages of the last Harry Potter left and I have to finish it before we do anything else." I took a photo of him in our bed on the brand new silk sheets I purchased reading Harry Potter.


 
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I knew Bill's frog would show up here! I also love Chicken Tonight.


 
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LOL! I sure wish I could journal like that. That's awesome. I do have one little story I scrapped but it was a fairytale...of sorts. Trying to explain my husband's crazy Halloween costume.


 
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Not necessarily funny stories, but funny ways of describing things, definitely.

And this is Neil By RedSquirrel

abc123 By RedSquirrel

Interview with a gecko By RedSquirrel


 
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I'm so glad you scrapped the Harry Potter story - that is too good to pass up! What a funny page that must be. If you don't have a personal reason for not posting it I would love to see it!

I scrap the funny stuff because I want our grandkids and anyone else down the line to see the funny, silly side of us!

Scrolling up to see all the pages that have been posted. I've got some more I will post too.

Chicken tonight - completely forgot about that one! I have forgotten what file it is in but will see if I can find it. You have an awesome memory Andrea!


 
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You don't need a whole lot of journaling with your Lisa. You told the story in just enough words - the photos tell the rest! Love his expression!


 
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I did a scrap book of the time my 3 kids (then 3, 6, and and my husband were being funny and messing around. My husband drew mustaches on their faces and they decided to have a funny costume photo shoot. I did all the titles of the pages in french. It was great. I need to post them but I have to take pictures of them first.


 
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Oh, and the one with the deodorant/sock glue mix-up. Is that a layout, or did you just tell that story - I think it's a layout, I think there's a picture of the three containers side-by-side.

I also love the one with Bill's list of layouts to scrap ("my life as a scrapbook widower," "I sure do miss that wife person").


 
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Yes! I have the one of the deodorant - it is in the Key West stuff so I can find it easily. I had forgotten about the page I scrapped of BIll's note I found on my scrapdesk when I had gone to a crop, "My Life as a Scrapbook widower". I don't know where its filed but I will find it and post that one too!

Please take pictures Dori - those sound so cute.

I'm going to go look for the deodorant layout and the scrapbook widower layout.


 
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Here is the deodorant story - I completely forgot about it.

Hey Honey... Why did you pack 3 deodorants? By Henri Jean

Now I'm going to see if I can find the scrapbook widower layout.


 
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Still looking for chicken for dinner tonight and the scrapbook one - but came across this one.

Hawaii - Is that our plane leaving us? By Henri Jean


 
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Found the chicken layout - It Takes a Tough Man to Make A Tender Chicken By Henri Jean


 
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Not in love with this page but it is one of my favorite stories!

Goa India - WE ARE STILL LAUGHING!! By Henri Jean


 
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Found it!

Queen of the Crop By Henri Jean


 
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Here it is:



And here is the link:

http://www.scrapjazz.com/galleries/21862/view/ 586514/-1...


 
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I love it - you scrapped it beautifully! And what a story! This is good.


 
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I have not taken a picture of the layout, it was very basic, but the story was of a pair of my grandmothers shoes. They were these ugly brown pumps and we use to dress up in her old clothes dancing around her house. My cousin use to always put on these pair of shoes and do this dance that for some reason made me laugh un-controlably every time. I only have 1 picture and it is of her foot in the shoe, but I can still look at it and see her doing the dance. And yes, I still laugh. I loved looking at everyones layouts. Makes me want to find more to scrap.


 
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My layouts are all basic. That sounds like a fun layout. Those are the ones that mean the most - the ones that bring back such fond memories.


 
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The layouts in this thread are hilarious!

One night I told my oldest that the dishes had his name on them. My husband then wrote out post-it's and put them on all the dishes. Of course I had to scrap it!

Scott, These Dishes Have Your Name on Them! By Luvmyfam

And this is a half-cake my DH made for DD's half-birthday:
Happy Half Birthday By Luvmyfam

My cooking (un)talents:
This is Not a Drill! By Luvmyfam



Edited by Luvmyfam on 10-04-13 08:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I scrapped this one about the time I got sprayed with Diet Pepsi at the gas station. It wasn't funny when it happened but I think it is now. I went back and took these photos of the machine.


Got (diet) Pepsi? By Scrapnut16

I did another one for my best friends album about the time she asked her husband to take chicken out of the freezer for dinner. When she got home he told her that he couldn't find the chicken...that someone must have borrowed it. She went and looked in the freezer and there it was. We have made fun of him about it ever since. The layout was titled "Someone Borrowed the Chicken." Not sure if I took a picture of it.


 
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Henri, you are a queen of funny stories. We couldn't even compete with your crazy husband!!!



 
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This thread is wonderful Henri, thank you for starting it. Hubs and I have been sitting here gurgling at some of these stories.


 
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url=http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 3190605.html][/url] 100% BOY By Rockmom

We love this story of DS helping himself to coffee at a very young age.


 
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Love the diet Coke story/layout and the coffee story/layout! You ladies are really making me giggle.

Bill supplies a lot of good stories - this is not even a tip of the iceberg. In some couples one person seems to attract all the strange situations and funny things happen to them. With us, its both of us.

It was me, not Bill, who accidently stole a brand new Honda Accord once. Actually stole it and had no idea.

And it was me who tripped in church marching down out of the choir loft with the rest of the choir and slipping and my choir robe went up over my head. The poor pastor had to quit preaching and ask one of the deacons to go up and help me - my ankle was badly twisted. If I had not been wearing long pants under my robe I would have never shown my face again.

It was me who made French toast one morning and after they tasted terrible, realized I added vinegar instead of vanilla.

My whole life has been a comedy of errors.

My funny situations are tv comedy situations only they are real. Bill's are out-of-control husband with a mind of his own and gets into trouble without trying.

I think, besides stealing the car which has a perfectly logical explanation, my best was when I was working for a radio station on the front switchboard and got due to situations I didn't know about, I performed a skit that would have made the old Saturday night Live proud.

I'd love to say its all him - its not. Its both of us. I take part of the blame.


 
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In our family, it's my son that is totally hilarious! I have written down, a bunch of hilarious stories from his childhood and some of the funny things he says....I just haven't scrapped many of them yet I keep meaning to!


 
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I actually have 2 funny ones of my DH He didn't grow up in the south and isn't as familiar with the wildlife as I am. The first one is at the beach. Bear in mind that he is a non-swimmer. He went out further than I thought he should, but that's another story. He was attacked by a school of what he thought was sharks, but was actually dolphins. They were just curious and bumped him a little. I was sitting on the blanket laughing my head off while he walked on water. He didn't see anything humorous about the whole deal. The other one was at the Okefenokee Swamp Park, which has signs posted everywhere warning against feeding the alligators. He walked down a little slope to the edge of the water. A huge gator thought he had food and began coming toward him. It had been raining and the grass was wet...need I say more? He was running in place, not getting any traction and thought the alligator was going to eat him. Needless to say, I was falling over laughing. He says I see humor in situations where he fears for his life. That's a little dramatic, I think, but it sure was funny.


 
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heheh borrowed the chicken!


 
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I think you should scrap those two stories! They would make wonderful pages! And you don't want to loose either of those memories.

When I was in college in Miami I dated a guy from Boston who knew nothing about ocean creatures. We went out on a boat and when the dolphins started circling he just knew the sharks were after him. We all got a good laugh out of it but he never thought it was funny.


 
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These stories are funny.

Henri, I have to ask....what is the perfectly, logical story about the Honda theft?

I once lost my footing and slid into someone's romantic trailside wedding. We were hiking along the upper rim of Lake Tahoe and came upon an older couple getting married, the officiant, and a witness. The spot they chose is very iconic and they should have expected foot traffic. I made our family stop because there was no way we could hike by and not make noise. So we waited. And then I slipped. I tried to stop the progress, but ended up sliding, on my butt, all the way down to about 6 feet in front of the happy couple. I wanted to die! If looks could kill, I would have. The bride was NOT happy, LOL!! I just smiled, turned around, said my congrats, and hiked out on the lower trail. I looked up and my 10-year old was doing a face-palm, just shaking his head. I have to admit that it's nice embarrassing my kids once in a while.


 
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HAHA Jen, that's what ya get when ya pick a pubic spot for a wedding! At least you didn't rip the seat of your pants!


 
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That is hysterical and embarrassing! I bet they still talk about it to this day!


 
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Ok, Here’s the story:

I had a friend named Jane who worked for a commercial real estate property management company. They had a massive mailing to get out and needed help. Jane asked if I would be willing to work in her office a few days – they would pay me very well so I told her I would do it. It would be fun to work with her.

I called her the day before starting and told her that I had a problem, my car had to go into the shop and I didn’t have transportation. She said she would pick me up and bring me home. They really needed the help. And it gave her a chance to show off the brand new Honda she had bought a few days earlier.

The next morning she picked me up in time for us to get to work bright and early. Early that afternoon we ran out of postage in the postage meter and those were the days when you had to take the machine to the post office to have it filled. I told them I would go to the post office, but then remembered I had no car – mine was in the shop. Jane tossed me her keys and told me to take her car.

Well, it was a 7 level parking deck. We parked on the ground level I thought, but we were talking and I wasn’t paying much attention. However, I couldn’t find Jane’s car anywhere. I knew it was a brand new gray Honda, but the only Gray Honda I found on the ground level had a Gilmer County license plate. Jane lived in Cherokee county so I knew that wasn’t her car. I walked up to the next level, then the next, and then the next and the next. I really didn’t remember her parking that high in the parking deck, but her car wasn’t on any of the lower levels. I actually passed several different security people on various parking levels and waved to them or said hello to them.

I finally found a brand new gray Honda with a Cherokee license plate on the 5th or 6th level so I unlocked it, got in and put the postage machine on the passenger seat along wiht my directions to the post office. I turned on the radio, found the radio station I liked, turned up the volume and adjusted the rear view mirror and then the side mirrors and the seats. I adjusted everything in that car that could be adjusted and away I drove. On the way out I smiled and waved good-bye to the parking deck security guard in the little gate booth.

I went to the post office and had the machine filled and headed back for the office.

About half way there I started thinking – I don’t remember Jane’s car being a 5-speed. Seems it was automatic. And I don’t remember the sun roof but we were so busy talking I guess I just wasn’t paying attention.

Then something bothered me. I looked at the back seat and there was dry cleaning - I didn't remember seeing dry cleaning on the seat that morning. I pulled over and the dry cleaning on the back seat had someone else’s name on it. The car registration in the glove box had someone else’s name on it. I was in a stolen car – and I had stolen it!

I knew I couldn’t call the police and tell them that I accidentally stole a car, they would never believe me! I couldn’t leave it on the side of the road and get a cab – I would never do that but I thought about it!

So I drove it a couple more miles back to the office building. Very slowly and very carefully. I did not want to attract attention while I was driving a stolen vehicle.

I got back to the parking deck and did not drive it to level 5, in case they were looking for it up there. I left it in the very first parking spot on the very lowest level. I just wanted to get out of that car as quickly as possible! I went to the phone in the parking deck and called the office – I was shaking. I told Jane, “I just stole a car. I’m so nervous I can’t even come back up the stairs, I’m shaking, I have to walk to the elevator.” (In fact I left my directions to the post office on the front seat.) And mirrors, seat and radio stations were all reset where I left them!

Jane just laughed and told me she would explain when I got upstairs.

She said that even though she lived in Cherokee County, she had a vacation cabin in Gilmer county and registered her car there because it was cheaper. The first gray Honda I saw in the lowest level of the parking garage with the Gilmer license plate was actually hers.

I asked her how the key worked on the other one. She said that was simple.

When she bought the car the dealership only had one key for it so she requested another key for her daughter. Well, they didn’t have another, it had to be ordered. She knew the man who owned the dealership very well. He told her to give her daughter the key that came with the car and he loaned Jane a Honda master key until the other key for her car came in. The master key (the one I had) fit any Honda ever made.

I could have stolen any Honda in that parking deck. Or anywhere else!

It never occurred to me that was not Jane's car or that I had a Honda Master key!! I did not get suspicious until I was on my way back and by then it didn't matter - I had already stolen the car!


 
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So did you ever find out what happened to the car you "stole" or if the owner ever panicked when he couldn't find his car or reported it stolen?
That's a funny story.


 
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I never heard a thing. I just worked in that building for 2 days. I'm sure it drove the owners crazy when they found their car on a different level with directions to the post office on the front seat and a different radio station and seat setting and the mirrors all readjusted!

But you can see - it was a total accident. I did not intend to steal a car that day!


 
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Christmas is just around the corner. Have you heard the story of Nut and his evil brother Cracker...
Nut and his evil brother Cracker By Gelidy Gelato


 
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Henri, that is hilarious! I bet the person who owned the Honda thought they had lost their mind!

A friend of mine brought her minivan into the dealer for repair. She went to pick it up and it was gone. The dealer lent her a rental while they tried to recover the minivan. A few days later, she was the passenger in a car that another friend was driving and they saw her car! They followed her car into the McDonald's drive through. My friend was so paranoid that she ducked down and called the police from the floor of the car, LOL! The police arrived right away, guns out, ordering the driver of the stolen van to get out of the car (he had just exited the drive-thru). The guy out along with his wife and kids! It turned out that the dealer mixed her minivan up with the dealer rentals and rented the minivan to this poor, unsuspecting family! My friend had her beach chairs and cooler in the back seat. She asked the "thief" if he thought it was unusual to find personal stuff in the back. He thought the dealer was just being thoughtful by leaving them extra stuff to use (and they used them), hahaha!


 
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WOW! That is quite a story. I can't even imagine! What a mix-up! I love that story, glad it had a good ending!

I took one of my old cars in for adjustment on the truck springs many years ago in Atlanta - the trunk slammed shut - wouldn't stay open so you could put things in it so you had to hold it open with one hand. Not practical.

I took it in for the adjustment and went back a few hours later and they had completely lost it. Couldn't find it anywhere.

They gave me a rental car for almost a week before I got a call saying it had been detailed and put on the used car lot.


 
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WOW, funny stories y'all.


 
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