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Lower Lip Bigger Than His Chin
Don’t go holding that lower lip against our buddy Schmuel, ‘cause that lower lip is the proud heritage of 17 generations ranging back to Poddebice, an early-17th Century shtetel outside Lodz, Poland. It is clearly apparent on man, woman and child alike in many of the family photos collected in Schmuel’s dusty leather-bound volumes.
Not only is that proud lip a distinctive familial marker, but also a convenient sartorial aid. It prevents any chicken broth or elusive fragment of matzoh ball from staining an otherwise quite snappy heart-speckled shirt.
That heart-studded shirt is also a bit of a familial maker, as all the members of Schmuel’s big-hearted clan — kind and friendly folk loved by one and all throughout the neighborhood — like to array themselves in miniature valentines.