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Re: Re: Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..


Dysfunction is universal dear. Some cases more extreme than others. Some
cold rainy day I'll tell you about my looney-tunes first cousin and her
father. Bonkers now. And yes, Marty does seem more well adjusted than
the norm, real Rock of Gibraltar type, n'est pas??


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Melody
Sent: 7/8/2004 8:04:37 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..

> Ya know...I grew up thinking all families were as bad as mine...I didn't
> know it was dysfunctional...thought that was normal. Then I thought I
> learned differently when I met my husband's family and friends. Now
> maybe, thanks to all of you...I'm beginning to think it's my husband's
> family that is abnormal and the screwed up rest of us...are more normal
> than we think we are. LOL!!! :-)
> 
> 
> 
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> 
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
> 
>  --- On Thu 07/08, Jesse Bell < silverhawk@flash.net > wrote:
> From: Jesse Bell [mailto: silverhawk@flash.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 12:44:46 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..
> 
> OHMYGOSH Kitty...that's horrible. Geeeeez Louise. So....your family
> and<br>my family sound related?! Are we cousins? Feel free to jump in
> there<br>Andrea...(Andrea and I trade stories about our family all
> the<br>time...LOL).<br><br> <br>Jesse<br><br>Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> wrote:<br>Re > > Well, the dysfunctional part would be:...<br>Jesse, I
> was being facetious when I asked. However, your fleshing out
> the<br>material was pretty interesting, so, if I were to say I still
> didn't get it,<br>maybe you'd tell us more? ;+)<br><br>To balance this I
> can add that my older sister decided to kill herself on my<br>wedding
> day (didn't succeed) apparently because I asked her to make a<br>turkey.
> The turkey was the simplest thing I could come up with for her as<br>she
> kept asking for something to contribute. Then for my second wedding
> I<br>came darned close to trying to kill myself, so yes, I can
> relate.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
> "Jesse Bell" <br>To: <br>Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 1:33
> PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..<br><br><br>> Oh
> yes...I did the shower and helped plan the food and coordinate.
> They<br>> got married on the 2nd of July but did not leave for the<br>>
> cruise/honeymoon till Monday so on Sunday we had the new in-law
> family<br>> and our family (parents, brothers, sister, aunts, etc) at
> our house for<br>> a cookout, drinks and fireworks. The groom's, mother,
> father and<br>> stepmother were there. That was funny to watch
> too.<br>><br>><br>> Well, the dysfunctional part would be: the second ex
> wife who is no<br>> relation to the bride or groom, and when my
> stepdaughter lived with her,<br>> they HATED each other, and yet she was
> escorted down the aisle like she<br>> was FAMILY for Pete's sake. NOBODY
> wanted her there but my stepdaughter<br>> didn't want to "hurt her
> feelings" so when she invited herself to the<br>> wedding...Nic said
> "well....O.K.". This is the woman who spread horrible<br>> rumors about
> my husband and his family that were not true....yet odd
> 
> ly<br>> enough...continues to impose at our family
> functions.<br>><br>><br>> AND...the people in my family and my
> husband''s ex who can't seem to<br>> function in this world unless they
> have taken some sort of drug or have<br>> a glass of alcohol in their
> hands...or worse..they've MIXED them...and<br>> become so obnoxious you
> can't stand to be around them. Remember the old<br>> toys you got in the
> gum machine...the black and white scottie dogs that<br>> were magnets?
> and if you pushed one towards the other it would scoot<br>> away? Well,
> that would be my sister or my husband's ex...they would come<br>> into a
> room and you could see people start to scoot out of there....they<br>>
> would continue with this scenario until somebody had to say "I
> think<br>> you've had enough...go home and sleep it off". My sister
> left. The<br>> ex...well she made a scene and was there until the last
> person was gone.<br>> She was out back drinking shots of Yagermeister (I
> KNOW I didn't spell<br>> that right). That stuff is like Tequila...it'll
> will kill ya after a few<br>> shots. UGHHH.<br>><br>><br>><br>> Kitty
> wrote:<br>> So what was the dysfunctional part?<br>><br>> Since this was
> your stepdaughter, did you have any part in the planning of<br>> the
> event?<br>><br>> Kitty<br>><br>> ----- Original Message ----- <br>>
> From: "Jesse Bell"<br>> To:<br>> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 12:10
> PM<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..<br>><br>><br>>
> > Well, in my zone the four o'clocks get bigger and bigger "tubers"
> as<br>> > they mature. I have some that are as big as a sweet
> potato....and they<br>> > get BIG, but are slower to bloom.<br>> ><br>>
> ><br>> > As for the wedding....you have to know that (A) I come from a
> very<br>> > dysfunctional family, (B) my husband's two ex's are
> dysfunctional and<br>> > way "out there", (c) my stepdaughter and her
> new husband are from "that<br>> > generation" as my husband puts it...so
> half of the wedding guests were<br>> > rather conservative...and "that
> generation" made up the other<br>> > ha
> 
> lf
> ...(facial piercing, tattoos all over, dressed rather oddly...and<br>> >
> when you walked out back of the reception hall...the smell of pot
> was<br>> > THICK let me tell ya). I had to make my sister go home
> because she had<br>> > too much to drink (act surprised) and was hitting
> on my brother-in-law<br>> > (who is very married). The mother of the
> bride (husband's first ex) had<br><br>> > not eaten all day, took a
> Valium before the wedding and proceeded to get<br>> > totally trashed at
> the reception (not a pretty sight) and the second ex,<br>> > who really
> had no business being there but she invited herself, was<br>> > hovering
> around trying to mingle and most of them wanted nothing to do<br>> >
> with her.<br>> ><br>> > BUT...the ceremony itself was nice. (deep
> breath) So...that's one child<br>> down and five more to go. I hope the
> others wait awhile.<br>> ><br>> > Kitty wrote:<br>> > Well, I have seen
> some JB holes on a few of the leaves, but I don't see<br>> any<br>> >
> carcasses. They are only just now beginning to bloom, so maybe
> their<br>lure<br>> > will be stronger as the season progresses.<br>>
> ><br>> > Re> That was a LOT of work, let me tell ya<br>> > Yes, please
> do!<br>> ><br>> > Kitty<br>> ><br>> > ----- Original Message ----- <br>>
> > From: "Jesse Bell"<br>> > To:<br>> > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004
> 10:30 AM<br>> > Subject: [CHAT] Re: self-sowers/still catching up..<br>>
> ><br>> ><br>> > > Still trying to catch up on e-mails. I didn't read
> them for 4-5 days<br>> > > because of my daughter's wedding. That was a
> LOT of work, let me tell<br>> > > ya. Anyway...yes Kitty...I sent you
> some Four O'Clock seeds..thinking<br>it<br>> > > would help with the
> Japanese Beetle problem you were having. Did it<br>help<br>> > > at all?
> Or is that an old wive's tale?<br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > > Kitty
> wrote:<br>> > > You know, I think it was Jesse. Thanks!<br>> > >
> Kitty<br>> > > ----- Original Message ----- <br>> > > From:<br>> > >
> To:<br>> > > Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004 1:02 PM<br>> > > Subject: Re:
> Re: [CHAT] self
> 
> -sowers<br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > > > Probably Jesse or moi Kitty - we
> both have them all over the place!<br>> Love<br>> > > > 'em though!
> Anyone who needs seeds holler - I have tons of them.<br>> > > ><br>> > >
> ><br>> > > > Pam Evans<br>> > > > Kemp, TX<br>> > > > zone 8A<br>> > > >
> ----- Original Message -----<br>> > > > From: Kitty<br>> > > > Sent:
> 7/4/2004 12:46:29 PM<br>> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > > >
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] self-sowers<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > Well, maybe it
> was Pam, I know she grows 4 O'Clocks. Whomever -<br>> > thanks!<br>> > >
> ><br>> > > > ><br>> > > ><br>> > > > > too bad about the sting, I hate
> losing a day. Take care of<br>yourself.<br>> > > ><br>> > > > ><br>> > >
> ><br>> > > > > Kitty<br>> > > ><br>> > > > ><br>> > > ><br>> > > > >
> ----- Original Message ----- <br>> > > ><br>> > > > > From:<br>> > >
> ><br>> > > > > To:<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004
> 12:07 PM<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] self-sowers<br>> >
> > ><br>> > > > ><br>> > > ><br>> > > > ><br>> > > ><br>> > > > > > In a
> message dated 7/4/2004 11:41:05 AM Central Standard Time,<br>> > >
> ><br>> > > > > > kmrsy@comcast.net writes:<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > >
> Balsam, yeah, I need to grow that next year.<br>> > > ><br>> > > > >
> ><br>> > > ><br>> > > > > > I did not send you the Mirabilis jalapa
> seeds, but I surely do<br>> have<br>> > a<br>> > > lot<br>> > > ><br>> >
> > > > of<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > > Balsam. If you want seeds remind me
> later in the summer, and I<br>can<br>> > > send<br>> > > ><br>> > > > >
> you<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > > some. There's a weather alert on TV right
> now. We are expecting<br>> > > strong<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > > straight
> line winds and sever thunder storms this afternoon, but<br>I<br>> > >
> think,<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > with all<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > > the
> benadryl I took earlier, I'll never notice.<br>> > > ><br>> > > > >
> ><br>> > > ><br>> > > > > > zem<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > > zone 7<br>> >
> > ><br>> > > > > > West TN<br>> > > ><br>> > > > > ><br>> > > ><br>> > >
> 
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