Re: Grandson; OT
- Subject: Re: Grandson; OT
- From: james singer <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 05:38:24 -0800
Your ex-DIL is to be commended, Auralie: single-handedly she turned
three ignorant children into three ignorant adults. Did she think
there was a shortage of ignorant adults in America or was it totally
On Dec 13, 2010, at 7:38 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> Noreen, I have no objection to military service. I'm sure it helped
> oldest son get straightened out, and set him on the road to a college
> education and a career in the aviation industry. I think it is
> for a young person to devote years of service to the nation. What
> concern me is that these three boys were indoctrinated by their mother
> that education does not matter. She home-schooled them on the
> that she was protecting them from the evils she saw in the society.
> since she had no education herself, taught them nothing. She points
> the fact that her father had no education and did very well for
> himself by
> various, sometimes questionable, devices. Our family tradition is
> just the
> Needless to say, that marriage did not last, and that son now has
> two step-daughters who were both National Honor Society students and
> are doing exceedingly well in college - one at Cornell, and the
> other at
> the Univ. of Buffalo. Despite his disappointment with his sons, I am
> to say he couldn't be more proud and supportive of these girls. The
> at Cornell is also star of the women's polo team, and the one in
> is doing well on the rowing team in addition to her straight A grades.
> In a message dated 12/13/2010 8:46:22 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> TeichFauna@aol.com writes:
> Wonderful news, Jim!!! I bet you are proud!
> Auralie, in my opinion, fwiw...... the military is a far better option
> than running the streets and doing odd jobs. The military is an
> place to learn work ethic and discipline. Perhaps just what they
> need to
> start them into successful careers, many go to college while in the
> military, or when they discharge on the GI bill. I would not
> write them
> yet, I would be proud that they are serving their country, and be
> they will benefit from what the military offers.
> Just my thoughts on this....
> As for drunken sailors.....yes, it seems that things have changed in
> regards to drinking....the office cocktail parties, the drinks at
> heading home, etc. etc. Seems everyone was a bit more liberal in past
> decades about drinking than they are now due to laws changing.
> parties now have either totally disapeared, or they are non-
> alcoholic, or
> keep a
> strict watch on this. Even the military has done so.
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 12/12/2010 9:15:28 PM Central Standard Time,
> Aplfgcnys@aol.com writes:
> How nice to have a grandson who is accomplishing things. All of mine
> that have reached that age have joined the military. Bummer. My
> has a long tradition of education on both sides, but their mother
> that it was important, since noone in her family was educated.
> She home-
> schooled them when she had no education herself, and now those
> three are in
> the military. They seem to be doing well, and maybe that will be
> good for
> them. My oldest son spent four years in the Navy but came out on
> his way
> to college, and feels it very important for his two who have both
> from U. of Wash. with honors. His son also had a hitch in the Navy
> but was
> booted out for drunk driving. When I worked for the Navy in the
> driving was what sailors did. Oh well, time changes.
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