MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: “Those damn girls!”

My grandmother and her sister were two of the best fun-loving, creative pranksters I’ve ever known and it is especially telling given I’m descended from a number of hilarious pranksters, at least four to five generations preceding me.

Donna & Joyce Clary, 1938

Grandma Donna and Aunt Joyce were nine years apart in age, however, in like-thinking and practical jokes, they were conjoined. Their principal target was their father, John William Garrett Clary, commonly known as Garrett or “Skinny.”

Grandpa Garrett’s “those damn girls” is family legend. Being the eldest grandchild and great-grandchild allowed me a front row seat to a number of episodes in the family’s own personal sitcom, “Those Damn Girls.”

Grandma Donna, Grandpa Garrett, Grandma Belle, Aunt Joyce, 1967.

I shall forever be grateful for that generous laughter-filled gene that exploded into my own DNA.

At some point, I will share the stories that were exclaimed with “those damn girls.” Believe me, they are some of the funniest stories in my family album’s arsenal.

While making it a great day, never go more than an hour without laughing.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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