Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

Insert “My Fair Lady” song here….


The Barn Dance was truly fabulistic, I will post pictures soon.  I'm still trying to recover.  Our very excellent friends, The Gonzales Familly, had come to our house early on Saturday (with our other excellent friends, The Estabrook family) and we ate pizza and then drove up to VA together.  It took about an hour and a half to get there from my house.  And then afterwards the Gonzales family followed us home (we got home at 2 am) and  they spent the night.  They have nine kids, and we all fit perfectly.  It was the most fun we've probably ever had.  The fund raiser managed to raise a total of two thousand dollars for the Black family, which will go straight to missionary work in Ethiopia.


I am ashamed to admit that Laurie Bluedorn skunked us.  Her group was able to raise eight thousand dollars for their fund raiser.  But a highlight was that Gena totally made Laurie cry.  Seriously, Laurie was bawling her eyes out after one bite of Gena's special homemade Hotsy Totsy salsa and guacamole.  Poor Laurie, I don't think she's ever experienced real Mexican food like *that* before. 


Back to the dance, though, I was truly jealous — you should have SEEN some of the dresses there. I promise I will post pics within the week. And I just gots to get me one of them back then dresses.  Lucky for me, Coie has decided to start making 'back then' dresses for our whole family.


At the inspiration of the barn dance, we are planning a big birthday bash in Feb because Coie is turning 18 and Ryann is turning 13.  Check this out, Coie found (thru a link from Sense & Sensibility Patterns ) … a group that had a Pride and Prejudice party:

I love Mr. Collins, that is too funny.  But isn't that a fun idea?  I will blog more later.  I kid you not, this weekend wiped me out!

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  1. ClagettsFLStyle said,

    on November 6th, 2006 at 11:42 am

    Sounds like

    you had a great time. What fun. Can’t wait to see the picture.

    Don’t forget to stop by my blog and see the Friday funny. You can also see what famous person I supposedly look like.LOL

  2. mominpa said,

    on November 6th, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    Oh man…

    I’m so jealous….

    dh asked me this weekend “what do you want to do?” and I said “how about a barn dance 7 hours away…it’s a fundraiser for a missionary?” he laughed and said “really…what do you want to do?” So that was that…. You’ve gotta move some of these awesome things up a little further north!!

  3. jayfromcleveland said,

    on November 6th, 2006 at 12:24 pm

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    Mrs. Ig, glad you guys had a good time. We’re looking forward to seeing those pix. We were sitting home as usual on Saturday night thinking about what a great time you guys were probably having. We were bummed because we really wanted to meet you and the very handsome Geoff the Great, AND your brood, AND the Bluedorns, AND the Marcums, AND Kris and Amy and Jul and all the rest of your wild and crazy circle. But instead we just sat home as usual, lamenting that we never have any time or money for doing fun stuff or actually having an actual life. Oh well, maybe someday before I turn 60 we’ll be out of diapers and able to do one or two fun things before I lay down to rest in the cold, cold earth til Jesus comes back. Glad you had fun, j

  4. JenIG said,

    on November 6th, 2006 at 12:33 pm

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    Jay, I hate to break it to you, but by the time you’re 60, you’ll almost be ready to be back into diapers… cept they’ll be on you.

    we all missed you very much and everybody agreed that it was not nearly as fun as it would have been if the Clevelands were there

    Lamenting with you,


    PS the video that I’m going to post of Bruce Garrison will surely cheer you. I’ll get that up later this week.

  5. drewsfamilytx said,

    on November 6th, 2006 at 1:45 pm

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    Sounds like a total blast, Jen!

    I had envisioned dear Laurie crying from being completely in awe of your fantabulous dancing skills…who knew it would be from the culinary skills of that jalapeno of a sister of yours?

    Back then dresses are a must– and how did they get the guys to participate in that Pride and Prejudice party? They all look smashing in that picture! We’re going to Dickens on the Strand this year in Galveston. You should come and we can all dress victorian and such…I even have breeches for the boys! 🙂 Yup, they’re going to love me for that one day, especially if I can get them to wear the kneesocks.

    Okay, go recover now. I’ll be waiting for your pics– I hope there’s one of you doing a jig…or the moonwalk…something!



  6. Confessor said,

    on November 6th, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    I don't think this, but…

    I noticed that your RSS feed wasn’t coming through to my RSS reader, so I came to check things out.

    And when I click on the RSS feed button it says something about you being “ill-formed”. Isn’t that supposed to be “fearfully and wonderfully made”?

    In any case, I thought you’d want to know…


  7. pianosteve said,

    on November 6th, 2006 at 9:30 pm

    Wish We Could Have Been There

    We really would have liked to have come. Unfortunately, my theater schedule did not allow us the flexibility to get away for it. 🙁 🙁 🙁 Hopefully we’ll get to see you all again soon. Hard to believe it’s already been several months. But I’m sure we’ll get the chance.

    When are you all coming over to the Boone area?? 🙂

    steve 🙂

  8. tatertots said,

    on November 7th, 2006 at 11:29 am

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    Wow! Your whole family is posting about the barn dance, it must have been REALLY fun;-)! Stop by soon.


  9. lynan said,

    on November 7th, 2006 at 11:31 am

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    ok HOW do we get invited to a P&P party?? How much do I gotta pay y’all??? And, yes, the Mr. Collins IS way funny!

    So y’all danced til at least midnight? wow! It was really great to meet you! They’re still serious about getting one of your ugly puppies! Can’t wait!!

  10. Jul said,

    on November 7th, 2006 at 4:23 pm


    The Virginia Reel Challenge pics at:

  11. Anonymous said,

    on November 7th, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    about your last post…

    I LOVE Ivanhoe. I picked it up as a young teenager out of a sense of “classic obligation,” and fell head over heels in the first three pages. Rebecca of York remains one of my all-time favourite literary characters. Do continue to enjoy it :).

  12. Anonymous said,

    on November 7th, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    that was me

    Rachel from I ALWAYS do that :). Sorry.

  13. Anonymous said,

    on November 7th, 2006 at 9:51 pm

    that was me

    Rachel from I ALWAYS do that :). Sorry.

  14. Buckeyeblog said,

    on November 8th, 2006 at 9:22 am


    …you just CAN’T HELP but be funny, can you?! Ha! You crack me up. I saw Coie’s pictures, looks like a GREAT time was had by all. I would have LOVED to have been there – not just for the fun and dancing, but for Gena’s salsa. Love that hot stuff.

    The P & P party idea sounds so cool. I JUST finished reading P & P last week, for the 2nd time. I tell you, that’s one book that I could just flip over and start reading again as soon as I’m finished. Have you seen the 5 hour long A & E version of the P & P movie? It’s WAY, WAY better than the newer movie that came out a couple of years ago. Of course, being 5 hours long, they can include so much more of the book into it. And…of course…Colin Firth IS the BEST Mr. Darcy! 🙂

    Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted on your blog – I still love ya, sistah!

    Blessings from Ohio, Kim Wolf<><

  15. jayfromcleveland said,

    on November 8th, 2006 at 3:47 pm

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    He’s back! (He’s bad!)

    FYI — your Christmas present from last year has turned up again at your sister’s blog.

  16. bria4Him said,

    on November 8th, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you…

    had a wonderful time! My hubby would have loved all that spicy food. (I would have loved the dancing! LOL) I have a new blog here, and I’ve really enjoyed reading yours. Hope you’ll stop by sometime.


  17. joedeb said,

    on November 8th, 2006 at 11:57 pm

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    We’ve just arrived back from a 6-week visit to the US. We spent a glorious week in the Pigeon Forge area, and I have to tell you that Tennessee is absolutely gorgeous in the fall! No wonder you chose to live there!



  18. TOSPUBLISHER said,

    on November 10th, 2006 at 11:22 am

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    I’ve never before been called a Jalepeno. I’m touched. Better than a tomato I suppose.

  19. Dalyn said,

    on November 19th, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    Am I getting this straight?!!!!!!!!???????

    You actually did a barn dance? WITHOUT me? What happened to disco lights and all that talk? Harrrrrumph.

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