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Mean hateful parents

Discussion in 'Stupid Stuff' started by swampratt, Dec 4, 2018 at 1:47 PM.

  1. John6185

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    Yup after all the beatings and step-dads (fifteen later in life) I had literally been on my own earning nickel and dime jobs since age 12 or 13 mowing lawns for 50 cents if I could get the jobs. So at age 17 I walked away and said to myself, "Self, you've been taking care of yourself since around age 12 so let Uncle Sam take care of you for the next twenty years." I joined the Air Force in 1961 and still remember the new smell of shoe polish, clothing and talk among the barracks personnel that were part of my Flight, sitting on a footlocker polishing shoes and guys asking each other, "How'd you get them to shine like that?" We used spit, water, cotton balls and later alcohol to shine them shoes. Those were good times and good people, I'll never forget some of them. Especially E.A. Bory. It seems he had enlisted in the Navy and was discharged or kicked out for some reason and then he joined the Air Force. They got him for fraudulent enlistment and in early December of 1961 he told us that he'd be leaving. I distinctly remember him sitting on his footlocker singing Tony Bennett's "Ill Be Home For Christmas" to all of us and we all laughed and had a great time. Twenty something years later I bought a loaf of bread and walked into my Mom's house and said, "Here's that loaf of bread you sent me for twenty years ago." She didn't have much of a sense of humor.
     
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    Pretty sad thread. Hate hearing of the family turmoil.
    We were just the opposite when growing up. Both parents were nurturing, grandparents were great, and some of the most fun times were the family reunions we had annually. As the patriarch of our family now i've continued the tradition of reunions every year and we have so many young ones now that I don't know who they belong to. Just a mass of screaming brats running around. lol.
     
  3. xseler

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    Yep, the noise is always there. However, there's a fine few of us that have control of the volume knob of our headphones! Anyway, as I see it, true family is the people we choose to put in our hearts.

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    I am different from my family and always have been. I tried multiple times to be the good son and be a part of things. I actually dropped pretty much everything when I was 18 and living in Kansas City to go home and take care of things. The thanks I got was constant complaints about how I wasn't doing things right and then later on was accused of ruining the transmission on a vehicle on the move home by using it to tow a trailer in overdrive even though that vehicle was never hooked to said trailer. I had rented a uhaul with a trailer to tow a car back along with all the stuff I had....

    I in a lot of ways wish I had the caring family and would have been but I don't have any living children and at my age I don't expect to have any.
     
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    When was born my Dad wanted to put me up for adoption. The rest of the family wouldn't let him. So while I was growing up
    whenever he got the urge he would beat me and if I fell down during beating well lets just say that he was very fond of steel toed boots
    having worked for the railroad. He died when I was 13 that's 51 ago I still don't miss him.
    One time I gave my 2 daughters 3 swats each with my hand on their butts. One was 12 the other 6 for walking across a semi frozen pond
    scared the hell out of me after words I went in the bedroom and cried for having whipped them.
     
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    The Christmas holidays bring out bad memories and depression. I have some too.
     
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    Yep. I could not have said it any better.
     
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    If you start feeling bad all you gotta do is holler. We can go get a coffee and shoot the breeze, or **gasp** go shooting. I mean it's not like I'm gonna be tied up with family stuff to go to! :blush: :hey3::rotflmao:
     
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    :laugh6::laugh6: Coffee! HAH.....Where’s the cookies I was promised three years ago?

    I’m not feeling bad. It’s a typical holiday season. Before I retired, I used to respond to all kinds of holiday related stuff. Lots of depression and bad memories that cause people do all kinds of things to themselves and others. I’m sure your ol’ hubby can tell some tales.

    Anywho, when it gets warm enough for the blood to flow through my veins I may go to the range and practice shooting some plates. I need to work on my speed with the PCC. According to the latest weather report, my next few days will be here in my recliner with my little three pound lap warmer (Pomeranian).

    I haven’t seen either of you at a match since last year. Or was it the year before that? I know what you mean about the family stuff. The only family I have in this state are my kids. I have a lot of family in Alabama that I’ve never met. One of these days I may go on a road trip.
     
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    Yeah, it's been a while. I tore my ankle up at the January RunNGun a couple of years ago. Spent a year doing rehab thinking that would fix it. Oh, hell no ... had surgery in April and been fighting with it ever since. NOW the docs tell me I've been pushing it too hard and I'm back in a brace. :bah:

    I can't even remember the last time I shot a gun. I GOTTA start shooting again. I miss it terribly.

    Right now I'm nursing a split lip. Dawg and I were playing and he jumped up, hit his head on the bottom of my chin and SNAP ... I was bleeding like a stuck pig but it's not deep enough to need stitches, thank goodness. I was already in my PJs, so going out was NOT an option ... lol

    And besides, like you said, I still owe you those cookies! :hey3: Maybe January weather will play nice and I can catch you at Tri-City.
     

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