10 Strangest Family Traditions Ever

10 Strangest Family Traditions Ever


Baboon TV Presents 10 Strange Family Traditions Number Ten: 61 year old shirt for picture
day School picture day has a special tradition
for the Gose family of Brownsburg, Indiana. Since 1958, several men of the clan have worn
the same simple blue and grey sweater for their class photo Number Nine: family shares same pants for
graduation day This tradition was born out of necessity. In 1950, the Smith family was too poor to
pay for a new pair of pants for their eldest son’s high school graduation, so Poppa Smith
lent his pinstripe pants. He did the same thing for his other two sons,
creating a Smith tradition that has lasted four generations. So far, 15 members of the Smith family have
worn these same trousers, which have had quite a bit of wear-and-tear over the years. They are now in a closet until the next of
the clan graduates in 2023. Number Eight: silly shirt tradition OK, this isn’t a family of relatives, but
it’s weird enough to include on our list. Every year, world leaders at the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation (aka APEC) take a “family photo” wearing the traditional garb of the
host country. It started in 1993 when President Clinton
gave fellow leaders visiting the US bombardier jackets. The next year, leaders were given loud batik
shirts by host country Indonesia. The “silly shirt” phenomena became quite
popular with the press. In spite of attempts by both the US and Russia
to end the tradition in 2011 and 2012, Indonesia brought out the batik shirts again in 2013 Number Seven: family names children after
whiskey Jack Daniel’s Leathers was named after the
iconic whisky drink because his father wanted to make his own father mad. Mr. Leathers pitched it to his wife who said
“why not?” Jack Daniel’s Leathers (the apostrophe is
on his birth certificate) was married to his wife Lynda by Judge Johnny Walker, and their
first-born son was dubbed Jim Beam. If they have another boy, they say he’ll be
named Evan Williams and if it’s a girl, she’ll be Sherry Number Six: teen refuses breast implant tradition In 2012, Brittany Marshall decided not to
follow in the footsteps of her mother and four older siblings. Unlike the other ladies, she is refusing to
get breast implants. The Marshall women have spent a total of £50,000
on silicone breasts. Brittany, who was just 14 at the time, said
she was too young to be thinking about a boob job. Her mom, 53 and a 32 GG, says she’s just going
through a “funny phase.” Number Five: men take santa photo for 30 years Mike and Martin Gray have a Santa holiday
photo tradition that rivals most. It started in 1980 with just Mike when he
was one and in 1984 his new younger brother Evan joined the picture. Ever since then, they have taken a picture
with jolly ol’ Saint Nick even as they got too big for his lap. Thirty years later, the brothers posed with
their children in 2013, keeping the tradition alive for the next generation Number Four: queen’s pricking tradition It sounds rather naughty, but the Queen’s
Pricking Tradition is a royal tradition for selecting the new High Sheriffs by choosing
their name with a bare bodkin, or needle. Some say this custom goes back to the first
Queen Elizabeth, who allegedly couldn’t find a pen to write with (ballpoints were several
hundred years off) and instead pricked the selection with the bodkin. Other reports add that the title was often
unpopular and that the pricking made it more difficult to alter. The High Sheriff is the oldest secular office
in Britain, and there is one for each county in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. That’s a lot of pricks! Number Three: takes dad’s teeth to game This father-son tradition is one from beyond
the grave—sort of. Jason Bailey and his father Christopher were
huge fans of the Walsall football team, and would go to nearly every match together. After Christopher had passed away, Jason took
his father’s dentures in a handkerchief to a playoff in 2001, where Walsall won against
Reading. Ever since then, he’s brought dad’s gnashers
to every match he attends. He made the news when he pledged to attend
a Walsall match vs. Bristol City at Wembley with the teeth and even give them a kiss for
extra luck. Sadly, it was to no avail, as Bristol City
handily won the match Number Two: 11th generation wedding dress Passing down a wedding gown is a common enough
tradition, but for 11 generations—now that’s an unusual feat! The Victorian-styled dress was first worn
by Mary Lowry Warren in 1895. It was passed down the maternal side of the
family and first seen by Abigail Kingston, Mary’s great-great-granddaughter, in 1977. Abigail was just 5-years-old at the 6th wedding
at which it was worn. By the time she was ready to marry, it had
been worn by four other brides and was in terrible shape. With the help of a dry cleaner and over 200
hours of restoration, Abigail walked down the aisle on October 17, 2015 Number One: A toast for Poe For 80 years, a shadowy figure dressed in
black and white would visit the original grave of poet Edgar Allen Poe on his January 19th
birthday and mark the event with a toast and some roses. It was reported to have started in the 1930s,
with the person suddenly appearing, raising a glass of cognac, and leaving behind three
roses in a specific arrangement. Who was behind this ritual was never revealed,
but it was believed to be a tradition started by a father who passed it on to his son. As mysteriously as it began, the last official
sighting of the Poe Toaster was in 2009. Don’t Forget to Subscribe for more Videos!

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