• nobody loves me, but my mother, and she could be jivin' too

    From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Sun Oct 22 03:43:59 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    Just getting back into my replyings after being away from home for
    almost a week.....

    Near as I can tell you didn't miss anything.

    Surprise... ;)

    For sure. I got the impression that her later source was scarier and more believable than anything I told her. Not being a Catholic school girl I only had rumours to build my stories on and downplayed them in the retelling.

    At least she knew that it was an idle threat in her case

    Probably. At any rate, no harm no foul. We all managed to survive somehow ...
    especially the hormonal teenage years. :::shudder:::

    Enjoy it, though

    So far every chance I get. :-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Oct 27 00:08:20 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 22-Oct-2017 03:43 <=-

    Just getting back into my replyings after being away from home for
    almost a week.....

    Near as I can tell you didn't miss anything.

    Apparently not... I did get all the messages that came in whilst I was
    away... and could see what had happened while I was gone... :)

    For sure. I got the impression that her later source was scarier and
    more believable than anything I told her. Not being a Catholic school girl I only had rumours to build my stories on and downplayed them in
    the retelling.

    But I thought you'd been trying to scare her into compliance... ;)

    At least she knew that it was an idle threat in her case

    Probably. At any rate, no harm no foul. We all managed to survive somehow ... especially the hormonal teenage years. :::shudder:::

    That is, after all, the way it works... we survive first our teenage
    years, and then dealing with our children's teenage years.... at least
    it's usually them that get to deal with their children's teenage
    years.... <G>

    Enjoy it, though

    So far every chance I get. :-)

    And may you have more chances to enjoy the grandkids... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.250 to Nancy Backus on Fri Oct 27 03:03:05 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    But I thought you'd been trying to scare her into compliance

    Yes but I also had to keep it believable, which now appears to have failed miserably at the time. Now that she knows that I didn't make it up, even if it
    now does scare her into compliancy, methinks it is a tad too late.

    them that get to deal with their children's teenage years

    With the eldest as we speak. However I didn't get the impression that there is
    much to worry about when they were here last.

    And may you have more chances to enjoy the grandkids

    That is indeed the plan. :-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Oct 31 01:43:56 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 27-Oct-2017 03:03 <=-

    But I thought you'd been trying to scare her into compliance

    Yes but I also had to keep it believable, which now appears to have
    failed miserably at the time. Now that she knows that I didn't make it up, even if it now does scare her into compliancy, methinks it is a
    tad too late.

    Yeah... probably is a tad too late... not going to make much difference
    now... ;)

    them that get to deal with their children's teenage years

    With the eldest as we speak. However I didn't get the impression that there is much to worry about when they were here last.

    At least no stage of the growing lasts forever... one can usually muddle through to the next stage.... <G> But it's always good when things go
    easily enough... :)

    And may you have more chances to enjoy the grandkids

    That is indeed the plan. :-)

    And it appears that it's likely to happen, as well... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.250 to Nancy Backus on Tue Oct 31 04:02:04 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    not going to make much difference now... ;)

    From my perspective it doesn't. However even if she had taken me seriously back then I am not sure that would have made a difference either. Also I seriously doubt my wife would have gone along with it. For the record my wife was never a Catholic school girl either. Oh well ... live and learn eh? ... or
    perhaps not.

    it's always good when things go easily enough... :)

    With four of them I doubt it is easy but for sure it isn't anywhere near as bad
    as it can be. All four of them are wanted and loved which is always a good sign.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wed Nov 1 18:31:18 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 31-Oct-2017 04:02 <=-

    not going to make much difference now... ;)

    From my perspective it doesn't. However even if she had taken me seriously back then I am not sure that would have made a difference either. Also I seriously doubt my wife would have gone along with it.
    For the record my wife was never a Catholic school girl either. Oh
    well ... live and learn eh? ... or perhaps not.

    I suppose if your daughter had actually been very much in need of the discipline such a school might have imposed, your wife might have gone
    along with it anyway... Fortunately, it wasn't needed... :)

    it's always good when things go easily enough... :)

    With four of them I doubt it is easy but for sure it isn't anywhere
    near as bad as it can be. All four of them are wanted and loved which
    is always a good sign.

    Indeed so. :) Easy is a matter of degree, anyway... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.250 to Nancy Backus on Thu Nov 2 02:28:39 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    your wife might have gone along with it anyway

    That I seriously doubt given that she thought I was playing favourites with the
    eldest being the favoured one. I of course disagree(d) with that assessment but was not all that vocal about it, not that it really mattered as it wasn't really a serious issue.

    Fortunately, it wasn't needed

    Also I don't believe it would have worked even if it was needed. I've only met
    one girl who was sent to the school in question and it seemed to me at the time
    that she was probably as bad as she ever was although I don't know exactly how bad she was when she was sent as I met her in later life (18-19ish). Also she was from a very well to do family and behaved like the typical rich girl spoiled type. That was my only real life experience with such matters so my view is more than likely skewed by that particular encounter.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Sat Nov 4 17:52:38 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 02-Nov-2017 02:28 <=-

    your wife might have gone along with it anyway

    That I seriously doubt given that she thought I was playing favourites with the eldest being the favoured one. I of course disagree(d) with
    that assessment but was not all that vocal about it, not that it
    really mattered as it wasn't really a serious issue.

    And which one were you threatening with the Catholic girls school....?

    Fortunately, it wasn't needed

    Also I don't believe it would have worked even if it was needed. I've only met one girl who was sent to the school in question and it seemed
    to me at the time that she was probably as bad as she ever was
    although I don't know exactly how bad she was when she was sent as I
    met her in later life (18-19ish). Also she was from a very well to do family and behaved like the typical rich girl spoiled type. That was
    my only real life experience with such matters so my view is more than likely skewed by that particular encounter.

    Sounds to me as though the family background had as much to do with
    things as any benefit/effect the school might have had....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.250 to Nancy Backus on Sat Nov 4 21:02:13 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    And which one were you threatening with the Catholic girls school

    Point taken. Howver she is now the one claiming the favoured patrilineal familiar position so perhaps the so-called threat - which never was serious but
    was real in the sense that the school existed despite her nonbelief - had a positive effect on her. All I know for sure is that then, and now, they are both dear and near to me and there was never any favouritism on my part although I can see how others might see it that way. She does have me wondering if she believes that she is the favoured one.

    Sounds to me as though the family background had as much to do
    with things as any benefit/effect the school might have had....

    I never knew the family well enough to know one way or the other.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Nov 6 02:15:04 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 04-Nov-2017 21:02 <=-

    And which one were you threatening with the Catholic girls school

    Point taken. Howver she is now the one claiming the favoured
    patrilineal familiar position so perhaps the so-called threat - which never was serious but was real in the sense that the school existed despite her nonbelief - had a positive effect on her. All I know for
    sure is that then, and now, they are both dear and near to me and
    there was never any favouritism on my part although I can see how
    others might see it that way. She does have me wondering if she
    believes that she is the favoured one.

    One can always agree... yes, you are my favorite older daughter... and
    she is my favorite younger daughter.... <G>

    ttyl neb

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