Euchre Of A Different Breed

Remember the Euchre Club I mentioned we were a part of?  It’s been a while since I was able to participate in it, due to work schedules and summer “busyness” that other couples in the group had also experienced.

Well, one of them had the bright idea of “dressing up” for this one since it’s the weekend of Halloween.  Some of us were fairly keen on the idea, while others were more or less forced to participate.  The card-playing itself was pretty good (although we all felt a little “off our game” since it had been so long since we’d played).  But certainly the highlight was seeing how everyone had decided to dress for the occasion…..

Let’s start with my wife and I.  We didn’t want to actually dress up, so  she had the idea of sending a message through matching t-shirts.  Here’s what she decided on (if you’re not familiar with the message they send, I’m sure you’ve got some connections that can fill you in):

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Jason and Patty drove with us (I imagine you can figure out who they dressed up as, but if a hint is needed, think “insurance”):

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Kevin and Lori followed us over.  If you’re not from Ohio, you may not know the significance of what they’re wearing, but I believe you’ll figure it out:

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Then, when we arrived at Brad & Stephanie’s, guess what we saw walk out their door?  This:

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How about that??  Is that a coincidence?  Might be a subliminal message to change insurance companies.  Well, we went ahead and ate because the other two couples were apparently lost and were going to be late.  I didn’t see when they arrived, but when I heard laughter erupt from the front living room, I knew something was amiss.  Yup….Craig and Stacey had arrived….as a hillbilly and a poop emoji (no, those are not his real teeth and that’s not poop on her face):

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Shortly after they arrived, everyone witnessed the most amazing transformation of any couple there when the arrival of Kerry and Stefanie occurred.  Of course, you need to first realize the uniqueness of Kerry’s personality and what makes him so “par for the course”.  This is the same individual who took it upon himself to dress up like “Cousin Eddie” from the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation” on one of our many camping trips (complete with a can of root beer in his hand):

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So, as our eyes began to burn from the image we were seeing, he showed up as “trailer trash” with his wife dressing the part as well, cans-for-curlers and all:

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Yes, that’s a pair of underwear that he’s wearing for a top.  (You can’t see it in the picture, but he even went so far as to have yellow pee stains on the front [where he stashed his pen and cigar] and a “skid mark” on his backside from….well, you know.)  Stefanie’s strapless jumper still had straps from her pink bra and Kerry’s name was stenciled like a cheap tattoo across her upper chest.  We were all shocked and amazed and impressed, all at once, all night long.

Quite befitting (although in real life this is a special couple who is very dear to us) and definitely the most memorable of anything or anyone we saw that night.