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Re: tolerance of lack of same/ alone


One more example of this one mule town and I'll shut up. Our water was
off today (main break on the next street) so I couldn't water. I went
next door to saw hello to the older couple who run the snack bar at the
auction, who are dear people and have become friends. In the background
you could hear a couple old biddies. "whos' that" "oh my dear, don't you
know?" "no" "that's THAT woman who lives next door" "oh no, that one who
lives alone w/ that big cat and all those plants?" "oh yes, haven't you
heard about HER?"

Like I have leprosy or something?? Ruth gave them a withering look, I
rolled my eyes and said good evening and left. Ugh. This my friends is
what I contend w/ every day. Water off a duck's back for the most part,
but I had an abominable headache and found it annoying tonight. What
fun.

Like my neighbor Joanne says "get a life - get a garden".  A retired Special Ed teacher - she's fabulous!

Happy Thanksgiving to all BTW...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 2003 11:23:38 -0600

>Hey, I can relate.  Truly.  A housefull of teenagers is not for the faint of 
>heart let me tell ya.
>
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>
>
>
>
>>From: kmrsy@comcast.net
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT]tolerance of lack of same/ alone
>>Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 16:24:28 +0000
>>
>>Jesse,
>>reminds me of a story my mother told of how, when I was an infant, Pat
>>was ~20mos, and Sue was 5-6 yrs. Once every few wks she got a night out
>>all by her lonesome and went to a movie. That night it was pouring rain,
>>she couldn't get a cab, her umbrella broke in the wind, the heel came
>>off her shoe, she fell down a hill, and missed half the movie. She said
>>it was worth it to get that time alone.
>>
>>Kitty
>> > OH man...I hear ya Gene.  Love my husband, love my kids...but I would 
>>really
>> > like to be able to take a bath or go to the bathroom without somebody
>> > calling my name or walking in on me.  It gets old.  And no matter how 
>>much I
>> > gripe...it seems to fall on deaf ears!!  I'm 41...hitting that time in 
>>my
>> > life when some alone time is needed and very much required.  My family
>> > doesn't seem to understand that.  It's "honey, honey, honey and mom, 
>>mom,
>> > mom".  Ughhh.  The youngest three children are all 15 years old...they 
>>can
>> > fend for themselves for awhile.  And I have to ask my husband every now 
>>and
>> > then "What did you do before you married me and you were a single
>> > father...try to remember...and do that again for me, huh?"  I remember 
>>my
>> > mother going throught this very same thing...and thinking "geez, what a
>> > grouch!".  There were five kids in that household...and my father did
>> > NOTHING to help around there.
>> >
>> >
>> > Jesse Rene' Bell
>> > Claremore, OK
>> > Zone 6
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > >From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
>> > >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> > >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> > >Subject: Re: [CHAT]tolerance of lack of same/ alone
>> > >Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 07:08:18 -0500
>> > >
>> > >Hello Kitty,
>> > >     I found that the longer one lives alone the more difficult it is 
>>to
>> > >form
>> > >a relationship where the two of you move in together, marry or what 
>>ever
>> > >you
>> > >choose where you live together *all the time*. Whew!! The changes, the
>> > >adapting to taking another into consideration if you simply wanted to 
>>go to
>> > >the bathroom by yourself. Been married for a bit now and still have 
>>trouble
>> > >once in a while with two people in this house at the same time. Does 
>>not
>> > >mean I care any less for who I am married to.... but... somehow it is 
>>all
>> > >worth it at the end of the day.
>> > >     Gene E. Bush
>> > >Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>> > >www.munchkinnursery.com
>> > >genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>> > >Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>> > >
>> > >----- Original Message ----- > Pam,
>> > >snip...
>> > > > Living alone is not unusual.  Lots of people do.  As long as it 
>>works
>> > >for
>> > > > you and you have the network of friends you want and need (including
>> > >Sugar),
>> > > > there is no need to feel odd-man-out.  I've been alone since '89 and
>> > >frankly
>> > > > these 14 years have been much better for me than the previous 14.  I
>> > >don't
>> > > > understand why anyone would give you a hard time for being single 
>>and
>> > > > orientation is nobody's business.
>> > > >
>> > > > Kitty
>> > >
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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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