Awkward Family Story: Grandma’s Midnight Email

August 7th, 2009

“The twins started their state playoffs on Monday at 6:00 p.m. They won. Played again on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. They won. Played again on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. They won. Played again on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. They lost. Played again on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. They won by one run. They will play again on Friday at 6:00 p.m. They will play Richards which is the team that beat them 25-3. The team that beats will win first place and the other team will win second. Never dreamed they would do so well. I have not gone to the games because of the heat and I get too nervous. I keep Brad. Tomorrow night Brad is going and I am also going. I will take along three nerve pills. Hope I make it. The only casualty has been Alice, who plays first base, and was hit in the mouth trying to make a catch. Just a little blood and swelling. She was worried about her permanent teeth getting knocked loose. She is fine.”

(submitted by Anonymous)

105 Responses to “Awkward Family Story: Grandma’s Midnight Email”

  1. Dave says:

    The first part looks more like a GRANDPA wrote it. Not exactly the type of conversation any grandma I know would have been part of. 🙂

  2. Ashley says:

    HMMM, I wonder what the team that sits in the stands will be? I’d say last place, since they will be sitting with Grandma.

  3. Shelia says:

    If they have to play on Saturday too, I wonder what time they will play.

  4. Shelia says:

    OMG! I think this may be my mother-in-law.
    What I find funny is that she has to take nerve pills to watch the game, yet the description of a child getting their mouth bloodied by a baseball is “fine.”

  5. flo says:

    That was hilarious. Nerve pill-popping grandma is too cool!
    Is she absolutely sure that Alice is fine though?? I’m a tad concerned.

  6. Missy says:

    This is the funniest email I’ve read – I wonder if Granny does any cut and paste? She could churn out her email faster and maybe get them out by 10 PM!!!

  7. Jen says:

    The great thing about email is that they don’t actually charge by the word! You can actually write out entire sentences without fear of overcharging. 😉

  8. Nikki says:

    I sat alone in my room laughing like a loon for 5 minutes straight after reading this, no joke. It’s hilarious! Defines awkward family emails.

  9. Cinder says:

    Bless Grandma’s heart. I bet she owns at least 3 dozen tea cozies and eats those nasty cookies from the blue tin.

  10. Sara says:

    Any chance Grandma was in the military?

  11. JoeC says:

    “I will take along three nerve pills.”


  12. JJ says:

    I LOVE this email. Grandma sure does have a zippy life! More hysterical are all the comments…still laughing at some of those. To all those who don’t “get it,” thanks for a good chuckle this morning…chuckleheads!

  13. The Man Who Laughs says:

    The matter of fact description of someone getting hit in the mouth with a baseball made me chuckle…

  14. Lolly says:

    “The team that beats will win first place and the other team will win second.” Really, the winner is first and the other team is second? Who knew?!

  15. Jeff M says:

    It’s so obvious that this was photoshopped!

  16. guinevere says:

    personally, i am leaving happy thanks to the Abbot and Costello bit.

    the letter is kinda meh, but the “duh. THIS is why it’s funny” comments are killin’ me, smalls.

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