Somnambulist Number #15
Behold, once and for all, the Grover family in its natural habitat: a house in Gresham, Oregon cluttered with the laundry, dishes, food, and personal accusations of a dozen or so people. Observe the inner workings of the family tribe, who appear at a distance to at least be functional enough to hold weekly meetings—but when you're up close, seated in their living room over these 11 months, another picture emerges: people cry (all the time), people lie on the floor, people skip the meetings, people call them e waste of time.
Call the Grover Family Meeting Minutes whatever you want. Call it the "Infamous Somnambulist Issue." Call it the lasting, literal record of one tribe’s weekly council over a year. Just don't call the meeting before 9:30 in the morning, because everyone will get mad at you.
Here is the proof you’ve always needed that moving back in with your parents isn’t as cool as everyone says it is. Proof that bickering can be superficial even when family connections will always run deep. As one Grover put it, "My family enjoys making a spectacle of themselves. The Grover Family Meeting Minutes are just one more example of this." 38 pages. Originally published October, 2009. Later published in One More for the People."