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Re: Re: time to vent!

amen sister.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Melody
Sent: 6/23/2004 11:02:12 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!

> It's a daily saying in our household that if you live here, you work here...simple as that.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Mon 06/21, Jesse Bell < silverhawk@flash.net > wrote:
> From: Jesse Bell [mailto: silverhawk@flash.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 13:54:43 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!
> Amen. I have to refresh the memory of my household from time to time
> of<br>the very same thing. And I will gladly let my husband to the hard
> work<br>for me cause he CAN. But before I married him...I either did it
> myself<br>or worked out a trade with one of the neighbors....chop this
> tree and<br>I'll babysit your kids for free on a saturday night...or
> cook a<br>dinner...or dog sit...or SOMEthing.<br><br><br><br>Kitty
> <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:<br>> It amazing me that girls don't think
> they or women are<br>> capable of using a pruning saw and almost insist
> that my husband should be<br><br>Even with all the efforts of the
> women's movement, some people still have<br>not moved forward. They
> still live and breathe stereotype. Coming of age<br>in the 60s and 70s,
> the movement did influence me in what I view to be<br>positive ways for
> the most part. But I think, even without the movement, I<br>would not be
> a "men's work - women's work" type. For the most part, if I<br>want
> something done, I can do it unless it requires special knowledge
> or<br>strength I don't have. I also think if you can eat, you can cook
> and wash<br>dishes. If you can use a bathroom, you can clean one. This
> is not the<br>women's movement speaking, it is just pure common
> sense.<br>Kitty<br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From: "Tchessie"
> <br>To: <br>Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 11:57 AM<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT]
> time to vent!<br><br><br>> It cracks me up when the kids in my
> neighborhood ask me why I'm outside<br>> working (this happened again
> last week as I was pruning a low branch off a<br>> bradford pear). It
> amazing me that girls don't think they or women are<br>> capable of
> using a pruning saw and almost insist that my husband should be<br>>
> doing it. My husband and I however have a very clear agreement-
> the<br>outside<br>> of the house is my territory. I only does something
> if I specifically ask<br>> for his help. Mind you, I wouldn't mind if he
> mowed the yard occasionally<br>> without my asking- but I can live with
> that too. I have never had him<br>
> chop<br>> down, pull up or otherwise destroy a plant. And he is a great
> sport-<br>after<br>> I've planted, moved or trimmed anything, he's
> always willing to be drug<br>out<br>> and view the new look. He smiles
> and says it looks great, even though I<br>> know half the time he can't
> tell what is different.<br>><br>> Theresa<br>><br>> -----Original
> Message-----<br>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On<br>> Behalf Of cathy carpenter<br>>
> Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 2:04 PM<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!<br>><br>><br>> At least he didn't hit
> it with Round-Up! You won't have blooms this<br>> year, but it should
> come back. Gary is dangerous with any cutting<br>> instruments (mowers,
> weed wackers, etc) or chemicals. He mowed down 3<br>> of my long
> established big bluestem this year, and he supposedly knows<br>> the
> border of the bed they were planted in. Any shrub or tree newly<br>>
> planted is marked with those little construction flags - makes for
> an<br>> attractive yard!<br>> My condolences,<br>> Cathy<br>> On Sunday,
> June 20, 2004, at 01:16 PM, james singer wrote:<br>><br>> > Donna, my
> sympathy. But this is one of the reasons Ms. Fatma and I<br>> >
> continually remind one another about pet projects. We do much
> garden<br>> > stuff together, but there are also lots of things we do
> individually<br>> > [she has only a gastronomic interest in tropical
> fruit, for example].<br>> > Talking and pointing help a lot.<br>> ><br>>
> ><br>> > On Sunday, June 20, 2004, at 02:04 PM, Donna wrote:<br>> ><br>>
> >> I know many of you on this list are --um-- single, and I may be too
> if<br>> >> this trend continues.<br>> >><br>> >> Yesterday while I was
> on 'the girls' road trip, DH who should not even<br>> >> be outside,
> decided to help me in the garden....<br>> >><br>> >> He proceeded to cut
> down my entire patch of queen of the prairie, a 5<br>> >> X<br>> >> 5 ft
> stand about to bloom this week.<br>> >><br>> >> I came home, looked out
> the patio door and had a fit!<br>> >><b
> r>
> > >> He thought it was a weed with seed heads and didn't want it to<br>>
> >> spread...<br>> >> it only took me 5 years to get it to fill the
> area!...destroyed in an<br>> >> afternoon.<br>> >><br>> >> Grumble,
> grumble....<br>> >><br>> >> Donna<br>> >> I figured this list would
> understand why I am upset, seems no one here<br>> >> does:(<br>> >><br>>
> >>
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