Thursday, December 29, 2011

Where I Come From- Tyler's Claim to Fame

This story made national news. Despite Mom and Dad Payne's attempt to erase it from their memory, the story still lives within the Payne household and is always remembered around this time of year. Let the laughing commence! I think the journalist did a fine job telling the story... 

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hahaha! What a reunion! Can you imagine that? I can just hear the little Tyler screams coming from the bathroom, and I can see all the kids climbing in that big brown family station wagon with their Wendy's hamburgers going back to Nashville to pick up Tyler. Boy oh boy that must have been a long day.

Tyler claims that he was misquoted in the last statement- he actually said, "I'm never using THAT bathroom again!".  But I agree with the journalist, "I'm never using the bathroom again!" is OH SO MUCH better!   

7 comments:

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

Oh my goodness! That is HILARIOUS! I'm sure it was scary at the time, but now it's just funny! Poor little Tyler! What a fun memory!

Cari said...

Hahahahhaha this is hilarious! While I'm sure it was scary in the moment, it made me laugh. Thanks for sharing!

Pop and Nana said...

What! Tyler couldn't open the bathroom door!?! You mean he didn't have any claymore's on him at the time? Unbelievable!

Kathleen said...

That story is also well known among his extended family--but I had never read the article, I just heard CNN was there when they arrived at the gas station!

Mary Anne said...

Um...honestly there are no words for how hilarious I find this!! Hahaha I love it! Glad he was reunited!

Jeni said...

JESS!!!! I can't believe you posted this! LOL!!!! Does mom know?! :) I remember that Brian use to write this story and win awards all the time with it. Each time my mom would just die!!!! You're killing me!

Jeni said...

BTW, don't you love my parent's glasses?