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Re: RE: holiday decorating

My mom always said she went to see the people, not the house. Felt they
should return the favor. The only time I saw her grossed out by poor
housekeeping, it was when someone offered her coffee in a dirty cup. She
accepted but later told me she figured it was safer than water in that
situation, the coffee was at least boiling when poured. You can't imagine
what the rest of the house was like. I was just a little kid, but I didn't
want to sit down in there. It was in a pretty place so mom asked if we could
sit outside on some firewood and watch the river. She managed all this
without sounding condescending or judgemental. She had her faults, but was
good with people, kind.
Judy B

From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>

> Yeh, what SHE said.
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6

> >From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >Fran - how did I survive winters in NE PA?? Hated it. I'm a Virginian by
> >birth, then my folks moved to PA when I was six. Threw a wall-eyed fit.
> >Mother said when you're grown you can move anywhere you want. And I did
> >- HA!! They still can't believe it 21 years later. Yep - cleaning is not
> >the highest priority, except in winter between Christmas time garden
> >trimming and cleanup and mid-February when rose prining season starts.
> >So for six weeks - the house looks great! I've never seen a tombstone
> >say - she kept a beautiful house. That's NOT what people remember about
> >you. People remember - you were kind, funny, articulate, creative,
> >intelligent, compassionate, ecologically responsible, a good (fill in
> >the blanks) friend,
> >sister/brother/daughter/son/mother/father/husband/wife etc. THAT'S what
> >people love about you. Not how &^%$#@!! clean your house was. Oops,
> >sorry about the soapbox. Stepping off now.
> >
> >
> >xo - P

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