We all have them in our families: the black sheep, the eccentric relative who breaks from the norm, who may become the butt of jokes, or is whispered about at the dinner table.
As we approach the holidays, Takeaway listeners share their family stories, along with Takeaway host, John Hockenberry.
Listener Don from California shared this story. "My family had no white sheep. My Aunt Mae was probably the most interesting black sheep. The first time she cooked a chicken, it took her three hours. After she removed all the bones, she took tweezers and removed the veins."
Dana shared her story on Facebook. "I had a great uncle...who lacked my grandmother's peity and faith. He swore in front of us kids, he often 'checked out' the attractive women during church prayers...an intelligent man who had some far out theories about war and the world."