Host Family Fun

December 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm 4 comments

While in New Hope, PA I stayed with a host family that was very outgoing, we stayed with them for less than 24 hours, but in that time I laughed more than I have all tour. Their family reminded me a lot of my own and they had two girls my age, which was fun. Jane, Mary, Stella and I enjoyed their company as they taught the girls magic tricks and included us in their family Christmas festivities, it was all around a good time.

Tonight I am in some other town in PA (I can’t remember the name of it), and we are staying with a lovely married couple. For those of you who have not met them, Brian and Benard are perhaps the most difficult children in the choir to communicate with. And yes, I have both of them with me tonight. We had fun playing pool in the basement as we were waiting for dinner. I had to get Benard’s pool skills on film to share with all of you, they are quite funny.

My favorite part is when Brian says, “Benard, look at it!” At least he has the cool man stance down.

Uncle had many problems understanding them on the ride home, which is understandable, and also funny. Here are two of the quotes from tonight.

Benard: Uncle, what is your favorite color? (He says it very fast).

Uncle: I’m sorry, what did you say?

Me: He asked what your favorite color is.

Uncle: (looks at me amazed) You can speak their native languages?!?

Me: Believe it or not, that was actually English.

AND . . .

Brian: We sang with Alicia Keys!

Uncle: You can also speak Chinese?!! Wow, you kids are amazing!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  December 13, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Always entertaining! And without even trying…

  • 2. Lori  |  December 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    How funny!! These guys are the best for belly laughs!! I especially liked the fact that you were the ‘English to English’ translator! I can identify with the clueless Uncle!

  • 3. Lori  |  December 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I just reread the conversation at the end– it’s just as funny the second time around when you know what’s coming!!!

  • 4. Linda S.  |  December 14, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I had that same experience with one of the boys. (I never learned his name) I asked him a question and he didn’t understand me so asked “pardon” and I didn’t understand what he said so I asked “excuse me”. We were both asking each other the same things and finally Kerri stepped in to help. (laughing I might add)


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