Friday, August 14, 2015

Family Stabbing

My eldest son sent along this background to a family stabbing months ago, noting that this seemed reasonable to him. My second son noted that the story did not say which of them was right - a detail everyone in our family would have considered important.

9 comments:

Sam L. said...

I find "larger than the usual kitchen knife" an insufficient description. Mine range from a 2.25" paring knife to a 10" chef knife and a pointed, 12" bread slicer. As a guess, her knife was more than 6", and that can puncture a lung.

I'm guessing that Dad was right and Daughter was wrong on the Big Dipper, and maybe he said something she took as an insult.

Grim said...

"...a detail everyone in our family would have considered important."

Indeed! I would hate to be stabbed for being wrong.

jaed said...

I do find myself wondering whether strong drink played some sort of role.

Texan99 said...

I'm with your family.

Wyman said...

Frankly, I'm assuming both of them are wrong. I don't think I've ever talked to anyone who wasn't you who could accurately locate Polaris.

Texan99 said...

??--I've been able to do it since I was a kid.

Wyman said...

Possibly this comment thread is not a good cross-section of most of America.

Texan99 said...

But don't people still learn this in girl scouts and boy scouts and so on? My husband knows how; I think my neighbors do. Outdoorsy types, maybe?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

It is the one of the first things you learn when you are actually going to be outdoors in nature, even for a short time.

That's not my sons. Even when they camp, going out for dinner and then sitting around the campfire are the big after-sunset activities. And in the months when the sun sets earlier - it's New Hampshire, and it's cold, so you have to want it.

Still, Ben's right. We are a bit atypical here. Unless one is specifically taught or specifically seeking this information, it doesn't pass down much anymore.