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No, that blog post is most certainly not a reflect...

2013-10-06T10:13:57.575-04:00

No, that blog post is most certainly not a reflection of my mom. She was kind. And brave. And gentle. Me, I'm all of those things, but having played with mostly boys all my life, don't take insult lightly or without reply.

The above words are absolutely a true reflection of my perception of a lifetime of outrage that Diane deeply and repeatedly hurt my mother, and finally with her last catty note, pushed the knife even deeper into mother's heart when mother had only days to live.

In what moral universe is it OK to keep one's brother's death a secret for a year? Did she really forbid you boys any contact with my family? Did you boys really follow her instructions?

You're correct that Mom never would have in that way; but I'm a scrappy little thing and I'm pushing back with the only weapon I have as a woman: words. Public words. How else would I find you or my Aunt (whom I've not seen since I was 9 or 10 years old and has kept her address secret) except this way. Given the emotional abuse your family is proven capable of inflicting, I don't feel safe meeting in person with you yet. A public digital place seems just right.

I'm feisty and pushing back against 50 years of bullshit divisive meanness.

My heart's not hard. I'm pissed some chick deliberately and repeatedly hurt my mom. Moreover, I'm old enough, smart enough and big enough to loudly call even my Aunt Diane out as a bully.

In the long run what will matter to your legacy is not that family imperfections were aired here, but how the imperfections are handled thereafter.

Will defending what your mother did to mine be your legacy? Is deciding that I and my family are still not worth knowing because we called you out with some choice words your legacy?

What would you think of me if I did NOT here and now say that what's been going on between our families is unacceptable; that your mother's note to my mother and the hiding of Hal's death were unacceptable.

I'm tired of the secrets and the hurting.

And make no mistake, I'm personally still pretty darned angry that Diane managed to steal an entire day I might have otherwise pleasantly spent with my mom when she had little more than a week to live.

I've only seen my mom cry twice. That day was one.



It was with great sadness and a pained heart that ...

2013-09-09T18:13:23.436-04:00

It was with great sadness and a pained heart that I read your post. I'm sorry to hear of your mothers passing.
I cannot believe that the above is a reflection of the kind of woman my Aunt was. Nor can I believe that she would support this type of a message in honor of her memory.
What ever differences our parents had I can only honor my late father by celebrating his life.
I'm sorry that your pain has hardened your heart to the point of posting a blog on the internet that any one of my children, nephews or niece could read about their grandmother which is so offensive.
If this is a representation of a cousin I've never gotten to know then I'm better off not knowing you.
I wish your family peace in this difficult time and will pray for you all.



Oh Jan. how I love thee. Let me count the blogs… ...

2012-01-18T20:37:52.375-05:00

Oh Jan. how I love thee. Let me count the blogs…


~subtle



Sorry Ed, Blogger's notification system failed...

2011-12-03T09:28:55.413-05:00

Sorry Ed, Blogger's notification system failed. Naw, they're long gone. Sorry. :(



Hi, Serra, Didn't get an email notification of...

2011-12-03T09:27:37.346-05:00

Hi, Serra, Didn't get an email notification of your comment :( Anyway, I got 'em most recently (6 months ago or so) via CVS online. Pay a premium for shipping? Yeah. Worth it.



Very nice, thanks for sharing.

2011-08-27T12:52:06.505-04:00

Very nice, thanks for sharing.



Jan, do you have a current source for these!? I f...

2011-06-18T01:05:12.763-04:00

Jan, do you have a current source for these!? I found this post trying to figure out how to buy them and I can't find them anywhere!



Hi, Tried yesterday, but here goes again. Are the ...

2011-02-06T21:11:11.393-05:00

Hi,
Tried yesterday, but here goes again.
Are the Comteks still available?
Thanks, Ed



Hi, Do you still have the Comteks for sale? Thanks...

2011-02-05T16:39:13.472-05:00

Hi,
Do you still have the Comteks for sale?
Thanks, Ed



Baby's long gone, Doug. Sorry. She went to a g...

2010-09-28T21:40:06.827-04:00

Baby's long gone, Doug. Sorry. She went to a good home tho :)



Still have your Power Max? dtourtelot@comcast.net...

2010-09-28T11:28:03.432-04:00

Still have your Power Max?

dtourtelot@comcast.net



jesus christ in a chicken basket, thats a BEAUTIFU...

2010-09-21T22:11:08.244-04:00

jesus christ in a chicken basket, thats a BEAUTIFUL thing! it sets my little gearhead heart all aflutter...



Hey, fellas. Have been rather out of it this year ...

2010-09-04T09:50:11.950-04:00

Hey, fellas. Have been rather out of it this year and not much socially/digitally engaged. Beefing up meatspace instead. Thanks for leaving your digital footprints on the page.



Upright, upright, 6-units, 10-unit. Good to go. Re...

2010-09-03T15:55:28.736-04:00

Upright, upright, 6-units, 10-unit. Good to go. Ready to rumba!

John



HUZZAH! somethings happening! most excellent!

2010-08-20T08:47:24.578-04:00

HUZZAH! somethings happening! most excellent!



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2010-06-17T05:33:04.176-04:00

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I like cheese very much.. have a nice day, wustho...

2010-05-30T10:14:59.792-04:00

I like cheese very much..

have a nice day,
wusthof-culinar-set



It's about darned time, Jonathan. How the heck...

2010-05-12T15:39:31.638-04:00

It's about darned time, Jonathan. How the heck are ya, lad? What are you up to? That was a fun few minutes we had together on our 'mission'. All good things to you.



here is jonathan chikendust............just found ...

2010-05-12T14:46:21.745-04:00

here is jonathan chikendust............just found this site after years and years........

so great to see this!



Hiya, John, nice to see you here again. How the he...

2010-05-11T07:32:20.399-04:00

Hiya, John, nice to see you here again. How the heck are you? Are you still doing your home restoration flashmeetings? Am in a mood to learn something :)



The Power of Cheese. --John www.HistoricHomeWor...

2010-05-10T20:20:56.621-04:00

The Power of Cheese.

--John
www.HistoricHomeWorks.com



You're welcome, John. I'm your fan, too :)...

2010-04-20T08:04:44.488-04:00

You're welcome, John. I'm your fan, too :) XO



{{heart}}

2010-04-20T04:59:30.324-04:00

{{heart}}



Jan: wow, that's great, thanks for bringing i...

2010-03-23T15:05:58.446-04:00

Jan:

wow, that's great, thanks for bringing it to my attention

it applies to several important issues I'm dealing with right now

your fan
John
www.HistoricHomeWorks.com



Don't think I like this commenting device... W...

2009-12-30T08:49:07.000-05:00

Don't think I like this commenting device... Will remove soonest. Sigh.