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Re: One project accomplished

It's not a normal thing in my family, that's why it caught me so off guard.
And it was so mean.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] One project accomplished

> Geez Kitty...that sounds like something MY family would do.  I hate those
> "family politics" where this one goes to tell the other one something and
> when you all get together everybody has the creeps cause you don't know
> they've said about you behind your back.  My family is like that, and that
> is EXACTLY why I don't go to their get-togethers.  I will not be a part of
> the "he said, she said" thing.  I hate it.
> >From: kmrsy@comcast.net
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] One project accomplished
> >Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 18:36:45 +0000
> >
> >Auralie, I thoroughly agree with you, but I have a small family and my
> >sister visits rarely because of the long distance (though now she says
> >she has to deliver a paper in South Bend in May and could she visit
> >again? !!!!!!) A hotel would be out of the question for such a lengthy
> >stay, and she doesn't have a car. I had to buy a bed and rearrange 3
> >rooms of furniture to set things up for her stay.
> >
> >
> >There is a big guilt story behind this accommodation. About 10 yrs ago
> >my dad (from TN) showed up at my door unannounced and asked if he could
> >stay the night because he had no $ for a hotel. I had just moved the
> >entire houseful of furniture into the living room for carpet cleaners
> >coming a few days later. I unearthed a bed for him and then suddenly he
> >was staying a few more days and then he shows up with a new set of golf
> >clubs (already had 2 nice sets) I casually mentioned that I thought he
> >said he was broke. He started screaming at me that if he wasn't welcome
> >he would just leave, packed his bags and left.
> >
> >
> >A month later I had to go to Chicago for a wake and visited my mom's
> >relatives. My aunts asked me why I had thrown my father out on the
> >street. Why couldn't he stay with me when he visited? I was mortified.
> >He knew exactly how to hit me where it counted by running to my mom's
> >family and lieing about what had happened.
> >
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >-------------- Original message --------------
> >
> > > Kitty, my grandmother used to say houseguests like dead fish stink
> > > after three days. In our old age we don't even allow our sons and
> > > families to stay - if they are to be here overnight we rent them a
> > > in a local motel. We have filled up all the spare rooms with office
> > > equipment, boxes, storage, junk, etc. so we can just say there's no
> > > room. Teenagers we will put up for a few days in sleeping bags,
> > > but no adults.
> > > Auralie
> > >
> > > In a message dated 12/30/2004 11:57:27 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > > kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > > Oh well, the 5th is right around the corner and things will eventually
> > > get back to normal. Thanks, everyone, for allowing me to air my
> > > warts.
> > >
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