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My mother always said " an idle mind is the devils workshop", did that mean
I had a dirty mind as a kid too?   Tee Hee!  Think of the trouble I could
get into with idle hands, no we wont go there!  lillian

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> From: Elizabeth Patterson <eapat@ewa.net>
> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Subject: Re: [MOL] Liz - on Martha
> Date: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 4:45 PM
> 
> Hi Jeanne,
> See, I knew you had it all together. I am a bit of a pack rat myself but
I
> blamed it on being raised by people who lived through the Great
Depression
> and then through rationing during WWII. Your home sounds comfortable. My
> home is also comfortable but I went through a period of buying really
> expensive, formal furniture for my living and dining rooms, natural wood
> tables and dining set, formal platform rockers and Queen Anne style
chairs.
> They have all been replaced with recliners. Is my age showing?
> 
> I was raised with the "idle hands are the devil's workshop" philosophy so
I
> find it hard to just relax. That is what I am having to teach myself to
do.
> I have been off work since Thursday at noon and I am finding it hard not
to
> go back early. I'll be off until January 4.  I am also very thrifty and I
> would never again buy a brand new car. I am not willing to take the hit
> financially. My car is a 1990 and I will probably drive it for several
more
> years. I did buy a new car in 1976 (914 Porsche) and drove it for 15
years.
> 
> I share your love of books and I spend lots of money on them too. I try
to
> make myself use the library instead, but I am terrible about getting them
> back on time. It's easier to buy them. I pretty much wait until they come
> out in paperback now. My other extravagance is on plants. I love to grow
> all kinds of plants, vegies and flowers, and I like to try new and
> different varieties all the time. That can run into some money.
> In fact, the sun is shining today and I am thinking of starting stuff for
> my garden. I know it is too soon so I will probably resist the urge, but
I
> would love to dig in the dirt.
> Love
> Liz
> 
> 
> 
> >Hi, Liz, It really is unfortunate that women have to feel they need to
do
> >so much at work, home and extended family. The more we do, the more we
are
> >admired and leaned on.
> >
> >I am basically lazy, so Cathy got to acquire the skills I don't have...
> >like cooking, sewing, floral arranging and decorating. I am a very good
> >cleaner, stuff mover and organizer. I am always looking for a chance to
> >recycle stuff as well. Then we need it the next day and I have to fess
up.
> >
> >My values are an odd mixture of Cree and Christianity. Luckily, James
was
> >brought up in a family that VERY thrifty. Unfortunately, that meant
> >"packrat!". His folks brought a new couch when the old one collapsed one
> >day. Mary, his mom, canned everything, made her own bread (I don't!). My
> >mom wanted me to use my brains so never got to learn how to make mukluks
or
> >tan hide. Now I wish I could. We drive a 76 stationwagon, a car we never
> >have problems finding in a parking lot! LOL! Our furniture is a combo of
> >flea market finds, some I stripped myself before we married. We use one
set
> >of plates, one set of sheets at a time. Yet, we have people say how
> >comfortable our home is. Would they lie! The thought of buying something
> >like a new car or furniture with a shiny surface makes me shudder! A
friend
> >of mine, brought a shiny, red and very new car and she has to worry
about
> >where she parks it, like you have to avoid corner parking spaces, in
case
> >someone clips you!
> >
> >In case we sound too virtuous, we spend a lot of money on trips and
> >sampling restaurants.We love walking and then having lunch somewhere. I
> >think we ATE our money away. My vice is buying books. Now it goes for
> >supplements and I use the library.
> >
> >Love, Jeanne
> >
> > At 08:48 AM 12/28/98 -0800, you wrote:
> >>Hi Jeanne,
> >>You can take from her show just what works for you because you have
your
> >>head on straight. You have come to terms with values and no doubt have
> >>helped your daughter do the same.
> >>
> >>Maybe this generation does not have the same difficulty as my
generation
> >>had with balancing their lives, but many women of my (and I suspect
your)
> >>generation seemed they had to be all things to all people. If they
couldn't
> >>physically measure up to that, they indeed felt guilty. If creating
these
> >>things brings one pleasure, go for it. But feeling one has to do these
> >>things and also work and take care of the family is a bit too much of a
> >>burden.
> >>
> >>We actually had very little snow for Christmas. Less than an inch. Just
> >>enough to make a mess.  And since, we have had nothing but rain. It is
> >>suppossed to be between 40 & 50 degrees all week. I can enjoy a winter
like
> >>this has been so far. If I want to see snow, I'll drive to the hills.
> >>Love Ya, Liz
> >>
> >>>Hi, Liz, my daughter watches her TV show every day. We know its not
real
> >>>life except the cooking bits and that's scrumptious. I sure don't feel
> >>>guilty about not being able to duplicate the stuff she does on her
shows. I
> >>>can't imagine womanfolk feeling guilty over this? Feeling guilty
implies
> >>>that you need forgiveness. Forgive me, Martha. LOL! This sounds like a
> >>>cause of the "devil made me do it!"
> >>>
> >>>I hear you got a snowy Christmas. We will be heading for snow
ourselves
> >>>tomorrow. Think of you (and the other Liz) often. Best Wishes for a
Happy
> >>>New Year and Wrestling Day! Love, Jeanne
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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