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Re: tolerance of lack of same


Kitty: And if you're happy in your own little world, then stay there. If
the neighbors don't have anything better to do than talk about you, then
they must have pretty sad, little lives. Besides, my personal motto has
always been, it doesn't really matter what others think of me as long as
I can go to bed every day knowing I stayed true to who I am and didn't
compromise my values in the process.



Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 11/25, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 22:35:58 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT]tolerance of lack of same

Gosh. Now y'all got me wonderin' what my neighbors are sayin' 'bout
me.<br>I really don't pay attention. Sort of in my own little
world.<br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From: "Richard
T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 10:45 PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT]tolerance of
lack of same<br><br><br>> Hi Pam,<br>><br>> Amen to that. Live alone in
a small (140) people, am a male, and have had<br>> at one time or
another at least half of those folks wonder about a single<br>> guy that
gardens and raises "them purty flowers".<br>><br>> Thought that happened
only in SanFranscico. When my daughter moved in,<br>the<br>> rumors
about a child (she was 13 at the time) molester started.<br>><br>> The
life one chooses to live should be their own business, the whole GD<br>>
criticism thing gets old after a while. Rich in Z-5<br>> ----- Original
Message -----<br>> From: "Pamela J. Evans"
<gardenqueen@gbronline.com><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent:
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 8:41 AM<br>> Subject: RE: [CHAT]tolerance of
lack of same<br>><br>><br>> > Well shucks y'all now - I can't believe my
eyes!! And I don't mind the<br>> question as long as it's not meant in a
nasty way.<br>> > I could care less about people's orientation one way
or the other<br>> > because that does not affect their value as a good
person. Remember I<br>> > live in a little bitty redneck burg - the only
single people in this<br>> > town are widows and most are well past
their 80th birthdays. Someone of<br>> > my gender and age alone is
unusual here. Oh well, they're starting to<br>> > adjust (some of
them).<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > ---------- Original Message
----------------------------------<br>> > From: "Jesse Bell"
<jesserenebell@hotmail.com><br>> > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> >
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 09:21:28 -0600<br>> ><br>> > >What she said.<br>>
> ><br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > >>From: "Lynda Young"
<lyoung@grindertaber.com><br>> > >>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>

> >>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > >>Subject: RE: [CHAT]tolerance of
lack of same<br>> > >>Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 07:49:18 -0600<br>> >
>><br>> > >>Pam, I've always had touble with the theory that one needs a
mate to<br>be<br>> > >>'complete'. What rubbish - and what an incredible
burden to place on<br>> > >>someone else. As for orientation - not a
criteria for judging the<br>value<br>> > >>of a person in my opinion.
So, you just go about your life and laugh<br>at<br>> > >>anyone who
questions the choices you have made, knowing that there are<br>> >
>>loads of people out here who hold you in the highest esteem and
think<br>> > >>you're darn near perfect.<br>> > >><br>> > >>Lynda<br>> >
>>Zone 7 - West TN<br>> > >><br>> > >>-----Original Message-----<br>> >
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
On<br>> > >>Behalf Of Kitty<br>> > >>Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003
9:12 PM<br>> > >>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > >>Subject: Re:
[CHAT]tolerance of lack of same<br>> > >><br>> > >><br>> > >> > scorned,
ignored, ridiculed, vilified and ostracized for my choice<br>> for<br>>
> >><br>> > >> > a long time. Jesse's best friend from KC questioned
my<br>"orientation"<br>> > >><br>> > >>Pam,<br>> > >>A woman I worked
with made that suggestion to me because I questioned<br>> > >>why she
wouldn't change her own tire. I think people who are caught<br>off<br>>
> >>guard like to use that as a tactic to push someone's buttons.
This<br>> > >>woman had a flat tire, left the car somewhere and got a
lift to work<br>and<br>> > >>called her husband (an airline pilot) to
leave work and come fix her<br>> > >>tire. You could tell by the phone
conversation that it would not be<br>> > >>easy for him to leave work -
but on this end you could tell she<br>planned<br>> > >>to make his life
hell if he didn't. I asked her why she didn't do it<br>> > >>herself.
She sputtered, "What do you think I got married for?!" And<br>> > >>then
she laid into me about my 'sexual orientation' because I
can<br>change<br>> >

>>
a tire. I thought this was funny because she knew I'd been married<br>>
> >>twice, and besides, I wouldn't consider it an insult - but I
also<br>> > >>wouldn't consider it to have any bearing on fixing a
flat.<br>> > >><br>> > >> > ... I know it's not a usual lifestyle in a
world of couples<br>> > >><br>> > >>Living alone is not unusual. Lots of
people do. As long as it works<br>> > >>for you and you have the network
of friends you want and need<br>(including<br>> > >>Sugar), there is no
need to feel odd-man-out. I've been alone since<br>'89<br>> > >>and
frankly these 14 years have been much better for me than the<br>> >
>>previous 14. I don't understand why anyone would give you a hard
time<br>> > >>for being single and orientation is nobody's
business.<br>> > >><br>> > >>Kitty<br>> > >><br>> > >>----- Original
Message -----<br>> > >>From: "Pamela J. Evans"
<gardenqueen@gbronline.com><br>> > >>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> >
>>Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 7:45 PM<br>> > >>Subject: Re:
[CHAT]tolerance of lack of same<br>> > >><br>> > >><br>> > >> > I'm
sorry if I sound defensive - that is not my intent. I have been<br>> >
>> > scorned, ignored, ridiculed, vilified and ostracized for my
choice<br>> for<br>> > >><br>> > >> > a long time. Jesse's best friend
from KC questioned my<br>"orientation"<br>> > >> > as others have done,
though she was nice (and funny) about it -<br>some<br>> > >> > weren't.
I know it's not a usual lifestyle in a world of couples,<br>but<br>> >
>> > it does work for moi. And no, Sugar is WAY to possessive to
allow<br>> > >> > another animal on the property, let alone in the
house. She's an<br>only<br>> > >> > child and LIKES it that way.<br>> >
>> ><br>> > >> ><br>> > >> > ---------- Original Message
----------------------------------<br>> > >> > From: "Jesse Bell"
<jesserenebell@hotmail.com><br>> > >> > Reply-To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > >> > Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 12:58:05
-0600<br>> > >> ><br>> > >> > >See? I've said the same thing...she needs
a few more cats. But<br>> > >

> > >Sugar<br>> > >>will<br>> > >> > >NOT allow that...no way.<br>> > >>
> ><br>> > >> > >Jesse Rene' Bell<br>> > >> > >Claremore, OK<br>> > >> >
>Zone 6<br>> > >> > ><br>> > >> > ><br>> > >> > ><br>> > >> > >>From:
Aplfgcnys@aol.com<br>> > >> > >>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > >>
> >>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > >> > >>Subject: Re: [CHAT]tolerance
of lack of same<br>> > >> > >>Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 13:46:11 EST<br>> >
>> > >><br>> > >> > >>In a message dated 11/24/2003 11:17:41 AM Eastern
Standard Time,<br>> > >> > >>gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:<br>> > >>
> >><br>> > >> > >> > I don't have much patience w/ boneheads (of either
gender) -<br>> > >> > >> > that's<br>> > >>why<br>> > >> > >> > I live
w/ a cat!! She's perfect! People used to tell me<br>there's<br>> a<br>>
> >><br>> > >> > >> > lid for every pot. I didn't believe that when I
was 15 and I<br>> > >> > >> > don't<br>> > >>believe<br>> > >> > >> > it
31 years later. Especially after the parade of losers,<br>> > >> > >> >
knotheads<br>> > >>and<br>> > >> > >> > whackos I've been exposed to.
Glad your luck was better than<br>> > >> > >> > mine!!<br>> > >> > >>
><br>> > >> > >> ><br>> > >> > >><br>> > >> > >>Pam, don't feel so
defensive about living alone. Just be<br>thankful<br>> > >> > >>you<br>>
> >>are<br>> > >> > >>strong and competent enough to have a satisfactory
life on your<br>own<br>> > >> > >>-<br>> > >>and<br>> > >> > >>that<br>>
> >> > >>you didn't stumble into a dysfunctional relationship by
mistake.<br>> > >> > >>You<br>> > >>and<br>> > >> > >>Sugar<br>> > >> >
>>make a fine family - but I just wish you had more cats. Auralie<br>> >
>> > >><br>> > >> ><br>>
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