Friday, April 01, 2011

Every Aunt has one Nephew that is closer to her than others. This is mine. When Prince and I started dating, Louie was in his single digits of age and we spent many hours reading books together etc.etc.He was like a mini adult in a child's body. He considered me a down to earth and trustworthy Aunt. (At least I hope so)
I displayed the above photo as he has on the dreaded color orange. Being an Alabama graduate, he will not even use an orange toothbrush.
When he was in college, he had an East Tennessee woodworking artist to carve him a 4 foot tall American Indian. He got it delivered to our house and he planned to pick it up the next time he was in town. When it was delivered I called Prince and he told me to call Louie and tell him it was painted orange.
In a very serious voice, I called him and asked if he had an Indian statue delivered to our house as I was not sure it was his. He was very happy to hear it had arrived and said Yes it was his. Then I dropped the bomb on him. I said I could not believe he would have the Indian painted orange. Pin drop on the other end of the line. He was concerned and asked was I sure it was orange and I continued the joke and said yes it is UT orange. He believed me as I had never pulled a joke on him before.
The kitty justice is I let him stew for awhile (I cannot remember how long, maybe a day but I am sure he remembers each dreadful moment he thought the statue was orange) and then I told him the truth.


Small City Scenes said...

Oh too funny. I am glad you finally put his mind at ease. LOL MB

DUTA said...

I don't know what the problem with orange colour is, but your nephew looks very handsome in his orange shirt.

Lady Di Tn said...

I was a neat prank. Peace

He graduated from the University of Alabama and their colors are a deep red and white. The University of Tennessee colors are orange and white. Both are in the Southeastern Conference and are big rivals of each others in sports. Most Alabama fans cannot stand the color orange.
Thanks, he does look good in that orange shirt. Peace

LZ Blogger said...

A bad joke to anyone who is not a fan of UT. But still pretty funny. ~ j///b

Patty said...

What a terrible April Fools Joke, but it sounds like something I would have pulled. Good job Auntie.

Lady Di Tn said...

True but I put up with lots of Alabama this and that from not only him but a SIL and two of her children and my son almost went there. Whew, I did a little dance when he wanted to go somewhere else. So one for the UT fan. Peace

Glad your sense of humor is on the same edge as KJ. Peace

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My goodness.... You are BAD.... Poor guy.. Bet he was SO upset... Has he gotten you back yet?????? ha ha

Love his TENNESSEE ORANGE shirt.... ha