Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Death via Ice Cube

I was just working my way through my Google Reader when I got to Mama Kat's post Top 10 Life Stories.

When I started reading these I was instantly reminded of a story my youngest brother brings up ALL THE TIME. My brother Joe is about 9 years younger than me. I think I was about 15 or 16 when this happened so he would have been about 6 or 7.

The fridge/freezer we had at the time had come with these mini ice cube trays. While they are nice for drinks, they were just about the right size to choke on. Which is just what happened one day.

My mom was out hanging clothes on the clothes line (we were poor remember?) and I was sitting out on the lawn swing. My brother was out on the patio with me and all of a sudden he started choking on a piece of ice. I remember feeling panicked and yelling for my mom. She grabbed him and swung him around and out flew the ice cube. After it was all over we were sitting there letting the adrenaline wear off and looking at each other when we started laughing. Yes it was wrong, but that happens some times when everything is ok.

My brothers version:

He was dying, choking to death on an ice cube and I sat there laughing at him the whole time! He almost died!! AND I LAUGHED!

Of course, I know I'M right since obviously he was younger and didn't remember it correctly but he brings it up all the time.

I'm pretty sure he's joking...Pin It


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Oh we have those family stories too.
Sorry little brother but it is a bit funny and after the rush of the fear, when it's over you have to laugh! A stress relief right?

Anonymous said...

one of my first memories is my brother choking on a plum pit, I was less than 3! He was about 5. I ran upstairs to tell my mom and he had to go to the hospital. He's been a pain like that his whole life :-)


Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

Totally okay to laugh! Crazy story though. I have this fear that someone would be choking and I wouldn't know what to do. Perhaps I should revisit first aid training again...or use bigger ice cubes! ;)

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