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Re: OT-equality, not reversed


Don't feel bad, I used to have a Chinese dry cleaner who could not spell
Evans. So he showed me the character he devised so I could always pick
out my ticket.

Hilarious.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Janet  Laytham <jw.laytham@worldnet.att.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 29 Jan 2003 20:34:55 -0500

>Claire,
>My maiden name is White.  Yet people always asked how to spell it.  Some
>spell it with a 'y', just as there are Smythes.
>Janet
>
>
>on 01/29/2003 12:18 PM, ECPep@aol.com at ECPep@aol.com wrote:
>
>> In a message dated 1/28/03 5:54:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>> kmrsy@earthlink.net writes:
>> 
>> 
>>> Why don't single people count?>>>>
>> 
>> Kitty, they do.  All people count.  All.  From a "NY bleeding heart liberal"
>> Don't let anyone get you down on this issue.  Eleanor Roosevelt said, amongst
>> her many worthy statements, that you are only lessened to the degree you
>> allow it.  No-one should presume anything with regard to the life status of
>> another. 
>> 
>> Upon reading the many comments, think the solutions to life's problems are
>> well handled in this category.  I married and have spent 40 years spelling my
>> name.  My husband will say quietly say, I have told you once and that is
>> enough and you cannot get another word out of him.   Sometimes I need to
>> correct a clerk somewhere on why "you people don't change your names."  I
>> have a mother, aged 94, who uses her own name and always has.  If you expect
>> dignity to be afforded to you from society, you extend dignity to your fellow
>> man.  
>> 
>> Funnily, I was raised in a city with such a mixture of people and a wide
>> general acceptance of lifestyle that the shock only came upon moving to a
>> rural area of New York and finding "country people" much more conservative.
>> This attitude is diminishing to the individual and once in while makes you a
>> pariah in your own town.  In what is not a small way, it does demonstrate a
>> wide division in social attitude in this country.  It is shame that in this
>> new century in the US, women are still struggling for an equal place at the
>> table.  
>> 
>> 
>> Claire Peplowski
>> NYS z4
>> 
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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