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Re: Singles vs. Couples...

And us middle-aged single types appreciate that kind of attitude Bonnie.
It's taken some the these people nearly a decade to adjust to me in this
one mule town. Some never will. I broke two engagements because I saw
trouble coming and wouldn't "go there". Without the right mate, marriage
makes no sense at all.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan
Sent: 6/23/2004 9:08:51 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] time to vent! Singles vs. Couples...

> There is plenty of room in our "society" for all kinds of folks.  I never
> thought of singles as less than married couples.  Variety and
> diversification makes this country thrive.  I'm a married woman still madly
> in love with her husband, despite my own defects and his near perfection.
> LOL!!!  Just kidding.  He's a great guy and we do talk and make compromises.
> We do share each other's joys and problems.  
> But, I know that isn't for everyone.  For some folks, they are better off
> living alone than with someone who makes them miserable or is abusive to
> them every day of their time together.  
> Bill had three "old maid" great aunts that their nieces would talk about
> some.  But then one of the nieces decided she didn't need the company of a
> man either and has led a very independent and fulfilling life on her own.
> (I especially like Aunt Ruth because she's nearly as short as I am!  LOL!!!)
> Blessings,
> Bonnie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Zemuly@aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 2:25 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!
> In a message dated 6/23/2004 10:21:05 AM Central Standard Time, 
> Dakota@hisword.com writes:
> As for women mowing the lawn, if they want to, why not?
> That's one of my favorite activities.  I have a riding lawn mower and use
> the 
> time spent in mowing to listen to books on tape or just think.  I do not
> have 
> a husband by choice and have found I can do anything any of mine ever did; 
> plus, I like my results better.  The bottom line is I do things to please 
> myself, my cats and my dog, and I like living the way I do considerably more
> than I 
> liked the compromises of marriage.  BTW, I'm 62 and, as you might have 
> guessed, fiercely independent.  I also enjoy my own company.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> Where it is raining AGAIN and where my yard is beginning to look like a 
> jungle!
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