Peepaw's Christmas Party!
December 4, 2016 1:11 PM   Subscribe

Every winter Katie Faflik's Peepaw throws a holiday party, with one guest dressed as Winter Man. Is it Gregg this year [Facebook]? Snaps from Peepaw's Thanksgiving party, with all the trimmings [also Facebook].

I tried to find more information about this, but couldn't, so I can't answer any of your questions.
posted by codacorolla (23 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
I saw those Thanksgiving pics online last week sometime, without context, and it looked like a Thanksgiving-food-of-the-damned sort of thing. Fun but weird, which is often the best kind of fun, but...uh, some of those dishes made me want to run away. Glad to find out a bit more of the backstory, though I'm still a bit confused. Thanks for the FPP.
posted by mosk at 1:17 PM on December 4, 2016


When did it become a thing to call one's grandfather "peepaw?" It seems to have come out of nowhere in the last 20 years or so. I swear, no one, when I was a kid, used "peepaw." Now, it seems like every other kid uses the term.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:40 PM on December 4, 2016


Old lady here, never heard the term "Peepaw" before, had to figure out is some weird variant on grandpa. Is it Midwestern or Southern? My great nephew calls his dad's parents Nona and Nono, but they were born in Italy. Various other ethnic versions still hang on, and Nana is popular for grandma. When my first grandson was born last year, I was surprised when people asked what I wanted to be called. I said, "just grandma", but really whatever he or his parents want. The other grandma is Asian from Hawaii, so they may call her something else at home.
posted by mermayd at 2:06 PM on December 4, 2016


Is it Midwestern or Southern?
Well, I live in Indiana, and it's all over the place here. Indiana is technically midwest, but it's also thought of as the northern-most southern state, so...
posted by Thorzdad at 2:18 PM on December 4, 2016


When did it become a thing to call one's grandfather "peepaw?" It seems to have come out of nowhere in the last 20 years or so.

My mother, age 82, called her beloved grandfather Peepaw. She grew up on the Ohio/Kentucky border.
posted by anastasiav at 2:22 PM on December 4, 2016


I first heard both the phrases "peepaw" and "Winter Man" from Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job, which has the same aesthetic as these posts. Not sure if it's homage or inspiration or just the whole world blessedly collapsing in upon itself.
posted by ejs at 3:23 PM on December 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


I wrote and deleted a comment, ejs, about how I seriously can't tell if this is a fun Granddaughter documenting her kooky Peepaw's holiday traditions and his friends or someone raied on Tim and Eric/Adult Swim staging a bunch of weird photos with her Peepaw and his friends. Either way I love it. Even if its just Katie Faflick and her weir dgrandpa and his friends going to the discount food store and taking weird ass photos, that's way better than what I did this weekend.
posted by kittensofthenight at 3:37 PM on December 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


FWIW, 46 yo oldest grand kid from Southern Indiana. Peepaw was my great-grandfather and Paw my grandfather. No idea why.
posted by Lil Bit of Pepper at 4:07 PM on December 4, 2016


Michigan born and raised. Peepaw is not something I've ever heard anyone call their grandparents, but I called my grandfather Poppy and my great-grandfather poppy-poppy, which I guess are kind of analogous. Peepaw and meemaw are, to my ear, exclusively Southern usages.
posted by Chrischris at 5:14 PM on December 4, 2016


Can we stop this derail and get to speculatin' about the pictures? (Southern California, Irish Catholic side was Gram Cathy and Grandpie Dick, Methodist side was Grammie and Grandpie.)
posted by kittensofthenight at 5:23 PM on December 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


Photos apparently from here.

Life must have been much more divertingly mysterious before reverse image searches :(
posted by eponym at 5:35 PM on December 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


I adore this
posted by Countess Elena at 5:47 PM on December 4, 2016


Peepaw and Meemaw are both deep, country names for ones grandparents NOT a new thing at all.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 6:13 PM on December 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


I still have so many questions about those photos! What are all the guys lined up for - tallest to shortest even.
posted by bendy at 6:32 PM on December 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Thanksgiving link says the page is no longer available :(
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 7:19 PM on December 4, 2016


I think of Peepaw and Meemaw as Appalachian, not Southern generally.
posted by palliser at 7:44 PM on December 4, 2016


DC area raised, family has been in DC since the 20s and New York before that (and Eastern Europe before that). My grandfathers were both Poppy, both grandmothers were Grandma (and one still is!)

I do think I only ever heard my great-grandfather, who died well before I was born, referred to as Grandpa Harry, though, for what it's worth.
posted by nonasuch at 8:18 PM on December 4, 2016


Twin Peaks Christmas special?
posted by soakimbo at 8:59 PM on December 4, 2016


the thanksgiving pix aren't available for viewing.
posted by lapolla at 1:12 AM on December 5, 2016


Even if its just Katie Faflick and her weir dgrandpa

Dgrandpas being a particularly eldritch form of Tulpas, and the Weir Dgrandpas, being feral through neglect, are the most dangerous incarnation.
posted by percor at 6:04 AM on December 5, 2016 [3 favorites]


None of this content is available.
posted by thedaniel at 8:11 AM on December 5, 2016


I think of Peepaw and Meemaw as Appalachian, not Southern generally.

I grew up calling one of my two Appalachian granddads Peepaw.

And...never got to look at the photos. -_-
posted by Atreides at 8:17 AM on December 5, 2016


Looks like the pages are no longer public. Neither link works.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:29 PM on December 5, 2016


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