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Re: Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..


I'm not sure, but I think you may have won. ;+)
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..


> Oh, my best wedding story is from last September when my Dad remarried
after
> 10 years of being alone. My mother went completely borderline, got mad at
ME
> because I didn't come and see her (this is my fathers wedding mind you)
and
> because I was staying at a hotel down the street from her felt the need to
> ride her bicycle to the hotel, trail my date through the parking lot as he
> drove my car to the front to pick me up and skulk under a palm tree until
I
> came out. Now my mother is quite the beach bum, long blond hair in partial
> braids, no bra, sandals, wouldn't take her shades off. My date, who I
think
> was terrified that we were going to get into a fist fight in the parking
lot
> actually retreated, the chicken, We didn't, of course get into a fight,
but
> she managed to embarrass me to death. And she's still mad at me about
that.
>
> Everytime I think of her riding her bike after my car the wicked witch of
> the west theme plays in my head.
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 3:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..
>
>
> > OHMYGOSH Kitty...that's horrible. Geeeeez Louise. So....your family and
> > my family sound related?! Are we cousins? Feel free to jump in there
> > Andrea...(Andrea and I trade stories about our family all the
> > time...LOL).
> >
> >
> > Jesse
> >
> > Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> > Re > > Well, the dysfunctional part would be:...
> > Jesse, I was being facetious when I asked. However, your fleshing out
the
> > material was pretty interesting, so, if I were to say I still didn't get
> it,
> > maybe you'd tell us more? ;+)
> >
> > To balance this I can add that my older sister decided to kill herself
on
> my
> > wedding day (didn't succeed) apparently because I asked her to make a
> > turkey. The turkey was the simplest thing I could come up with for her
as
> > she kept asking for something to contribute. Then for my second wedding
I
> > came darned close to trying to kill myself, so yes, I can relate.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Jesse Bell"
> > To:
> > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 1:33 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..
> >
> >
> > > Oh yes...I did the shower and helped plan the food and coordinate.
They
> > > got married on the 2nd of July but did not leave for the
> > > cruise/honeymoon till Monday so on Sunday we had the new in-law family
> > > and our family (parents, brothers, sister, aunts, etc) at our house
for
> > > a cookout, drinks and fireworks. The groom's, mother, father and
> > > stepmother were there. That was funny to watch too.
> > >
> > >
> > > Well, the dysfunctional part would be: the second ex wife who is no
> > > relation to the bride or groom, and when my stepdaughter lived with
her,
> > > they HATED each other, and yet she was escorted down the aisle like
she
> > > was FAMILY for Pete's sake. NOBODY wanted her there but my
stepdaughter
> > > didn't want to "hurt her feelings" so when she invited herself to the
> > > wedding...Nic said "well....O.K.". This is the woman who spread
horrible
> > > rumors about my husband and his family that were not true....yet oddly
> > > enough...continues to impose at our family functions.
> > >
> > >
> > > AND...the people in my family and my husband''s ex who can't seem to
> > > function in this world unless they have taken some sort of drug or
have
> > > a glass of alcohol in their hands...or worse..they've MIXED them...and
> > > become so obnoxious you can't stand to be around them. Remember the
old
> > > toys you got in the gum machine...the black and white scottie dogs
that
> > > were magnets? and if you pushed one towards the other it would scoot
> > > away? Well, that would be my sister or my husband's ex...they would
come
> > > into a room and you could see people start to scoot out of
there....they
> > > would continue with this scenario until somebody had to say "I think
> > > you've had enough...go home and sleep it off". My sister left. The
> > > ex...well she made a scene and was there until the last person was
gone.
> > > She was out back drinking shots of Yagermeister (I KNOW I didn't spell
> > > that right). That stuff is like Tequila...it'll will kill ya after a
few
> > > shots. UGHHH.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Kitty wrote:
> > > So what was the dysfunctional part?
> > >
> > > Since this was your stepdaughter, did you have any part in the
planning
> of
> > > the event?
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Jesse Bell"
> > > To:
> > > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 12:10 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Four O'Clocks, wedding..
> > >
> > >
> > > > Well, in my zone the four o'clocks get bigger and bigger "tubers" as
> > > > they mature. I have some that are as big as a sweet potato....and
they
> > > > get BIG, but are slower to bloom.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > As for the wedding....you have to know that (A) I come from a very
> > > > dysfunctional family, (B) my husband's two ex's are dysfunctional
and
> > > > way "out there", (c) my stepdaughter and her new husband are from
> "that
> > > > generation" as my husband puts it...so half of the wedding guests
were
> > > > rather conservative...and "that generation" made up the other
> > > > half...(facial piercing, tattoos all over, dressed rather
oddly...and
> > > > when you walked out back of the reception hall...the smell of pot
was
> > > > THICK let me tell ya). I had to make my sister go home because she
had
> > > > too much to drink (act surprised) and was hitting on my
brother-in-law
> > > > (who is very married). The mother of the bride (husband's first ex)
> had
> >
> > > > not eaten all day, took a Valium before the wedding and proceeded to
> get
> > > > totally trashed at the reception (not a pretty sight) and the second
> ex,
> > > > who really had no business being there but she invited herself, was
> > > > hovering around trying to mingle and most of them wanted nothing to
do
> > > > with her.
> > > >
> > > > BUT...the ceremony itself was nice. (deep breath) So...that's one
> child
> > > down and five more to go. I hope the others wait awhile.
> > > >
> > > > Kitty wrote:
> > > > Well, I have seen some JB holes on a few of the leaves, but I don't
> see
> > > any
> > > > carcasses. They are only just now beginning to bloom, so maybe their
> > lure
> > > > will be stronger as the season progresses.
> > > >
> > > > Re> That was a LOT of work, let me tell ya
> > > > Yes, please do!
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > From: "Jesse Bell"
> > > > To:
> > > > Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 10:30 AM
> > > > Subject: [CHAT] Re: self-sowers/still catching up..
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Still trying to catch up on e-mails. I didn't read them for 4-5
days
> > > > > because of my daughter's wedding. That was a LOT of work, let me
> tell
> > > > > ya. Anyway...yes Kitty...I sent you some Four O'Clock
> seeds..thinking
> > it
> > > > > would help with the Japanese Beetle problem you were having. Did
it
> > help
> > > > > at all? Or is that an old wive's tale?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty wrote:
> > > > > You know, I think it was Jesse. Thanks!
> > > > > Kitty
> > > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > > From:
> > > > > To:
> > > > > Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004 1:02 PM
> > > > > Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] self-sowers
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > Probably Jesse or moi Kitty - we both have them all over the
> place!
> > > Love
> > > > > > 'em though! Anyone who needs seeds holler - I have tons of them.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Pam Evans
> > > > > > Kemp, TX
> > > > > > zone 8A
> > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > > From: Kitty
> > > > > > Sent: 7/4/2004 12:46:29 PM
> > > > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] self-sowers
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Well, maybe it was Pam, I know she grows 4 O'Clocks.
Whomever -
> > > > thanks!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > too bad about the sting, I hate losing a day. Take care of
> > yourself.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Kitty
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > From:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > To:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004 12:07 PM
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] self-sowers
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > In a message dated 7/4/2004 11:41:05 AM Central Standard
Time,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Balsam, yeah, I need to grow that next year.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I did not send you the Mirabilis jalapa seeds, but I surely
do
> > > have
> > > > a
> > > > > lot
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > of
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Balsam. If you want seeds remind me later in the summer, and
I
> > can
> > > > > send
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > you
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > some. There's a weather alert on TV right now. We are
> expecting
> > > > > strong
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > straight line winds and sever thunder storms this afternoon,
> but
> > I
> > > > > think,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > with all
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > the benadryl I took earlier, I'll never notice.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > zem
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > zone 7
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > West TN
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > >
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