Saturday, March 22, 2008


45. Family Reunion Picnic Bug Repellent- Use
flutaphones as citronella candle holders. Stick the sharp
end in the ground and balance the candles on the wide
mouth end.

46. Family Reunion Game Part Replacement- If for
some reason the goalstick thingy from the croquet set
should be missing, the flutaphone can be used as a
substitute! Again, sharp end into the ground!

47. Family Reunion Etiquette Instruction Device-
When two or more of your younger relatives reach for
the last piece of cornbread for themselves, rap their
wrists gently and firmly while commenting on the lack of
manners in their generation. Then, reverse the flutaphone
for the next step…

48. Family Reunion Food Fetcher- Use the flutaphone
to pull the plate with the last piece of cornbread closer to
you. If someone else tries to take the last piece, spear it
with the mouthpiece.(NOTE-Be sure you have cleaned
off the mouthpiece end if you have used it as a citronella
candle holder or as part of the croquet game.))


49. Family Reunion Picnic Fanfare Instrument-to
announce the end of the picnic, and to let everyone know
that you have at last finished the list of 49 Genealogical
Uses for a Flutaphone!!


Miriam said...

Yay! You did it! Congratulations, Bill!

Terry Thornton said...

LOL! That two of your uses involve cornbread makes this even more funny. Way to go!

I do hope you will start Edition 2 immediately and continue teaching us all the other great and glorious uses of the flutaphone.


Jasia said...

Congrats Bill! What a great feeling of accomplishment you must have right now. A true milestone has been reached! Are you going to submit your list to the Guinness Book of World Records for most genealogy-related uses for a flutaphone? You could become famous!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on making it to 49, Bill! I'm thinking that Etiquette Instruction Device will come in handy at the LittleBytes household, even without a family reunion!

Lori Thornton said...

Congrats on finishing your list, but I think if I were you, I'd tell Terry to come up with the next 49!

Apple said...

Congrats on finishing the list! Is there a new list in your future?

Janice said...

I love croquet! lol