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RE: Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages

Yeah...and if you make the other kids watch, you usually only have to do
it with one child for everyone to get the message that this is a
particularly unpleasant form of parental discipline that you do *not*
wish to experience!!

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

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

 --- On Sat 12/27, Pamela J. Evans < gardenqueen@gbronline.com > wrote:
From: Pamela J. Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gbronline.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 21:40:43 -0600
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages

Well one thing's for sure - it is effective and you only had to do
it<br>once! Can't remember if it was mother or Nana who did that.
I<br>occasionally had a smart mouth when I was a child. Act
surprised.<br><br><br><br>---------- Original Message
----------------------------------<br>From: "Theresa"
<tchessie@comcast.net><br>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Sat, 27
Dec 2003 19:25:34 -0800<br><br>>oh gag- I can't even imagine Fels Naptha
in the mouth- it's great to wash<br>>off skin after touching poison ivy
though to prevent the rash.<br>><br>>Thanks god my mother didn't believe
in the soap in mouth punishment!<br>><br>>Theresa<br>><br>>-----Original
Message-----<br>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On<br>>Behalf Of james
singer<br>>Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2003 12:32 PM<br>>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Holidays to All/now
old country lanquages<br>><br>><br>>Fels Naptha, I think<br>><br>>On
Saturday, December 27, 2003, at 03:17 PM, Daryl wrote:<br>><br>>> That's
interesting. There was no dearth of people who were<br>>> well-educated
in<br>>> my Mom's family, but they had problems with postal delivery. If
I<br>>> recall,<br>>> one of the last letters we got from the cousins
said, in effect, please<br>>> don't send any more letters or packages,
because they use them against<br>>> us.<br>>> We had been in the habit
of sending clothes and food, and apparently,<br>>> among<br>>> other
things, the packages were pilfered, and then the recipients<br>>> still
had<br>>> to pay taxes on the whole thing. Sad.<br>>><br>>> Re getting
your mouth washed out with soap - that's a memory, all<br>>> right.
I<br>>> can't stand the smell of Ivory to this day, nor of the old
yellow<br>>> laundry<br>>> soap.<br>>><br>>> Daryl<br>>><br>>><br>>>
----- Original Message -----<br>>> From: "Daniel Roman"
<djroman@worldnet.att.net><br>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>>> Sent:
Saturday, December 27, 2003 8:43 AM<br>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy
Holidays to All/now old country l

anquages<br>>><br>>><br>>>> Daryl,<br>>>><br>>>> We lost track of our
relatives in the early 50's too. I know they were<br>>>> having trouble
finding letter writers and sometimes it took close to a<br>>>
year<br>>>> for a response. My mom used to complain that some of the
writers were<br>>> barely<br>>>> able to put words<br>>>> on paper. She
had to read the letter multiple times and guess at<br>>>> parts of<br>>>
it<br>>>> to get any meaning.<br>>>><br>>>> I still remember the time at
the Christmas dinner table that I proudly<br>>> said<br>>>> a new Polish
word that I had learned. It caused quite a commotion and<br>>>> threats
of getting my mouth washed out with soap if I used that word<br>>>
again.<br>>>> It was also bad timing on my part since we had about 20
relatives at<br>>>> the<br>>>> dinner. I think I was in my 20's before
my parents were able to laugh<br>>> about<br>>>> the incident. Funny
things one remembers about the holidays.<br>>>><br>>>> Dan<br>>><br>>>
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the<br>>>
message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT<br>>><br>>><br>>Island
Jim<br>>Southwest Florida<br>>Zone
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