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Re: calendar/ A Gene in the Buff?

Thank you Melody, appreciate cha!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 13 Dec 2002 02:47:07 -0500 (EST)

> Jim, Jim...calm down...all this ruckus is not good for a distinguished gentleman like yourself...Don't you remember what it was like to be 40'ish and wish yourself a little trimmer, a little more toned?  I know you've probably matured into a wisdom that is far beyond those of us who have not yet left our youth that far behind...but someday we'll be on the flip side, too and then we'll have moved past these issues as well!  LOL LOL!  Also, BTW--before you go talking about the beauty of the mature body, I'd advise you to revisit that Dallas men's website and rethink that position, at least in some instances!  teehee! And if you have any evidence to refute what 15 years of being a nurse has told me about the effects of aging on the human body, please send the pics. to my private e-mail address.  LOL!!!  And I sometimes think, women are more prone to self criticize their bodies than men are...my loving husband can look at me, his wife of these many years whose body has been thr!
> ough the birth of 3 children and the gaining of about 40 pounds and not bat an eyelid when he tells me he thinks I'm the sexiest thing going!  :-)  And he always swears he's not lying through his teeth, too!  I understand your opposition to the Madison avenue approach to body image--God knows, I've taken care of enough anorexic and bulemic people, many of whom have died secondary to complications from it, to know how devastating that can be--but I think Pam was really poking fun at herself for not buying into all of that...does she strike you as someone who isn't comfortable in her own skin? and BTW:  Thanks for your opinion, it is always appreciated!  :-)
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein --- On Thu 12/12, jim singer  wrote:From: jim singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]To: gardenchat@hort.netDate: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 18:14:39 -0500Subject: Re: [CHAT] calendar/ A Gene in the Buff?pam, shame on you.you're repeating and, by implication, condoning all that madison avenue claptrap about the ugliness of aging and how we all need to line up and spend our money on tummy tucks and hair implants/transplants- and dye jobs and silicone implants.... and who knows what else to deny the natural beauty of the mature animal.it just pisses me off no end that we are constantly bombarded with the notion that we all ought to look like under-fed 16-year-olds with too much eye makeup. so, hrummph!At 02:08 PM 12/12/02 -0600, you wrote:>It's safe to say that MOST people over 40, regardless of gender will >likely look better clothed than 'nekkid' - IMO.  I include myself in the >clothed group for sure.  One big advantage of being legally blind is that >once the glasses come!
>  off, I can't see myself in the tub.  It's a true >blessing believe me!!  And there are NO full length mirrors at Chez Evans.>>LOL>>Pam>>---------- Original Message ---------------------------------->From: "Gene Bush" >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net>Date:  Thu, 12 Dec 2002 07:28:02 -0500>> >Hello Noreen,> >    One of the things I remember most about when I used to be a free lance> >photographer was using a soft focus lens in photographing females. That, and> >just a bit of distance. The older I get, the more I like that concept in the> >rest of my life. I may *know* a lot of things, but I do not want to always> >be *aware*. Lots of candlelight, a little wine goes a long way.> >    I can assure you... I look far better with my clothes ON...... it is my> >wife who has strange tastes in men......> >    Gene E. Bush> >Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc> >www.munchkinnursery.com> >genebush@munchkinnursery.com> >Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana> >> >----- Original Message -----> >> Hmmmm..!
> .....this give me an idea....what about a calendar to raise funds> >fo
>r> >> the AHS list.....the 2003  AHS men of gardening calendar.   What you say,> >DF,> >> Jim, Tony, Gene, Josh, etc.??   Me thinkest that would raise the limit> >from> >> 100 messages per day?> >>> >> Noreen> >> >---------------------------------------------------------------------> >To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the> >message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT> >> >>>-->Pam Evans>Kemp TX/zone 8A>-->>--------------------------------------------------------------------->To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the>message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHATjsinger@igc.org---------------------------------------------------------------------To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with themessage text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT
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