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Re: tolerance of lack of same


Thanks lady - I certainly try to!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 24 Nov 2003 23:13:26 EST

>In a message dated 11/24/2003 9:54:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>
>> scorned, ignored, ridiculed, vilified and ostracized for my choice for a
>> >long time. Jesse's best friend from KC questioned my "orientation"
>> 
>
>Pam, I got that treatment from the family because I chose to get married and 
>neglect my "duty" to the older members of the family.  I was the chosen old 
>maid caretaker because my mother had died and my grandparents had brought me up. 
> The family never forgave me for marrying and not doing my "duty." I had no 
>right  to a life of my own.  Even my husband was not reassuring.  I had a 
>period of serious depression about this, but finally decided I would have been a 
>horrible, sour, negative person if I had done my "duty" instead of a reasonable 
>cheerful, balanced individual.  I finally felt that raising three sons (that 
>wasn't all fun, either) ultimately contributed more to the world than taking 
>care of the old people in the family.  They did manage all right without me, 
>anyway.  Enjoy your life and independence.  Auralie
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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