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Saturday, December 8, 2007

A FUNNY RUSS MOMENT
I hope I can explain this moment as it happened last night at our ward adult Christmas party. We had a white elephant gift exchange, so one by one, people were coming to the front of the room and choosing a present. There were probably 60 people there, and our table was close to the front. A woman in her 80's went up and picked a present and as she was walking back to her seat she stepped in a circle of Christmas ribbon that fell off her present and was pulling it behind her. Someone at our table said "oh, ribbons " And, Russ immediately jumped up to help. Unfortunately, it was a "caught around her ankle" kind of thing, and Russ thought it was a "toilet paper stuck to the bottom of her shoe" thing. So, he went behind her, following her, and stepped on the ribbon as she took a step. My sister and I yelled "Russ! Russ, no!", but she took a step and tripped. Luckily, she caught herself on her table and didn't completely fall over or break anything. And, with her sweet demeanor said to Russ "Are you out to get me?!" He sat down thoroughly embarrassed, and our table couldn't keep any manner of quietness or reverence for the rest of the evening! See, as she was walking by, I'm the kind of person that just says "Oh, sad. Embarrassing." But, Russ is, of course, one who says "I'll fix it." That's why I love him! But, maybe next time he'll have to assess the situation a little more before jumping in for the save!

15 comments:

Jen said...

I am glad there is chilvary still alive today Russ!!! I am very glad you didn't cause her to break a hip...not so chivalrous at that point.

Brielle said...

Funny story. I have to say I am like you Dana to just sit back and feel bad for them but I think it was great for Russ to jump in and help an old lady out, it is just to bad he didn't help how he thought he was going to. I am sure he was feeling a little dumb but at least everyone else got a good laugh. (except for the lady who fell) :)

Kellie said...

I Am laughing so Hard I maY havE TeARs!

Justin said...

why is it that these ladies think russ is so great? i am pretty sure i know what happened. i am pretty sure there was an incident before hand that only russ and the old las knew about. it was a heated argument of sorts. the lady said something that cut russ to the core. since he is not great with words he instead used physical violence. he disguised it in the form of trying to help this lady. but i am sure there was more to the tripping incident than meets the eye. (just like transformers)

i know, from experirence if you know what i mean.

Amber and Co. said...

Hahaha! So funny!

Keeping Up With The Jones' said...

Russ I am glad that you finally found someone weaker to pick on. If an old lady has to go down to make you feel better so be it!

Russ and Dana Jones said...
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Jared Autrey said...

Old lady?
Russ, you're an old lady.

Nichole Jolene said...

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http://www.ywconnection.com/Camp/pageCampindex.html

Gabe & Melanie Rojas said...

Hey Dana! Loved the story about Russ! Good ab workout! Got your Christmas card. Your family is adorable.

Russ and Dana Jones said...
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Jared Autrey said...

Merry Christmas Jones family! We love you guys and are truly thankful for your friendship over the past couple of years. We miss you guys! Keep rockin it the right way!

Gabe & Melanie Rojas said...

Yes this is your long lost friend! Our blog address is therojasfam.blogspot It will be fun to keep in touch!

The Papa Family said...

Hi Russ & Dana,
I'm Pete's sister Jill, I just came across your blog and thought I would say hello! Your little family is cute! ;) My sister-in-law lives in your town...Aliah Nelson. Small world. You guys look fun & happy!
Take care,
Jill

Joe and Amy said...

UPDATE YOUR BLOG! :)