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Re: Grandson; OT
  • Subject: Re: Grandson; OT
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:22:07 EST

Jim, so far as I was ever able to tell, the only plan that one ever had
was to entrap my son into marriage (and her mother really worked at
that, too), and to "make babies,"  She once told me that never until
she joined our family had she ever heard the idea of "set a goal and
work toward it," which is sorta our family motto.
In a message dated 12/14/2010 8:41:02 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
inlandjim1@q.com writes:

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  
> my
> 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  
> admirable
> for a young person to devote years of service to the nation.  What  
> does
> concern me is that these three boys were indoctrinated by their mother
> that education does not matter.  She home-schooled them on the  
> pretense
> that she was protecting them from the evils she saw in the society.  
> And
> since she had no education herself, taught them nothing.  She points  
> to
> 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
> opposite.
>  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  
> glad
> to say he couldn't be more proud and supportive of these girls. The  
> one
> at Cornell is also star of the women's polo team, and the one in  
> Buffalo
> 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  
> excellent
> place to learn work ethic and discipline.  Perhaps just what they  
> need to
> jump
> 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
> off
> yet, I would be proud that they are serving their  country, and be  
> hopeful
> that
> 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  
> offices
> before
> heading home, etc. etc.  Seems everyone was a bit more liberal in past
> decades about drinking than they are now due to laws changing.     
> Company
> parties now have either totally disapeared, or they are non- 
> alcoholic,  or
> keep a
> strict watch on this.  Even the military has done so.
> Noreen
> 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  
> family
> has a  long tradition of education on both sides, but their mother  
> didn't
> see
> 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  
> graduated
> 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  
> 1950s
> drunk
> driving was what sailors did.  Oh well, time  changes.
> Auralie

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