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some days, they aren't even a needed diversion.
There are times I've been angry and depressed. My luck is so bad, it's
like the song from Hee Haw (if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck
at all)...but if I called the suicide, urinary or anal incontinence
hotline numbers, I'd be asked "Can you hold, please??". :P
I get absolute love from my kids all the time. That's the best investment I M>ever made.
My late wife and I never had kids. I contracted chicken pox from my
brother 40 years ago, who got it from his first wife's kids. His case
was mild...mine was so severe, that it put me in the hospital for a
week, and out of work at Burger King, and out of college at the
University Of Arkansas At Little Rock for 2 months, by order from the
Arkansas Health Department.
It was as if someone put me in a barrel of itching powder, and closed
the lid...even the WaterPik shower massage didn't provide relief. Not
one part of my body went unscathed...even my genitals and buttocks were covered!! I had to take those nasty oatmeal baths, and it nearly went
into encephalitis...so, they put me into isolation.
Then, I worked in Silkscreen printing for 18 years, and absorbed the
nasty solvent of Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone (very flammable). So, with concern
about possibly having a child with birth defects...as my late wife so eloquently put it..."they wouldn't spay me, so he volunteered to get
Ironically, I met her on a BBS run by the local college (the college
is still there, but the BBS is long gone), and she became my Co-Sysop
and my wife. In the doorgames, she was a great winner, but she was a
sore loser!! <G> Her eyesight may have been poor, but she'd find errors
in the bulletins that I never saw.
She also had a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology (she said "I
like a challenge" <G>), and I should've known better than to "mess with
her". One night, I was being a smart-@$$, and said "My head is so far up
my butt, that I can see my throat!!". Without missing a beat, grinning
wryly, she said "That's why your eyes are brown!!" -- <ZING!!> <BG>
While I have all the wonderful memories that no one can take away, I'm
so glad that she's not here to see me suffer. I never did remarry, as at
this stage of life, folks "have too much baggage"...physically,
mentally, emotionally, financially, etc. If they or their kids are in
trouble with the law, want someone else to fight their battles, not
showing the kids "tough love" (the kids cuss their parents out
repeatedly), and are financially irresponsible, I do NOT want or NEED
that "drama" in my life.
To quote the title of a TV show that ran on Animal Planet awhile back,
now you have seen "The Most Extreme". :P
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