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  •  My daughters (14 and 11) will be allowed (4+ / 0-)
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    to date when they turn 30! Just after they've completed a couple of tours in the convent!

    I may find a friend who's an NRA member so I can put a sticker on the window by the front door to let any boys coming to pick them up for a date what could happen if I get a bad report! GPS trackers are also a part of my plan. Skype and FaceTime may also be employed at dates!

    I can dream, can't I? Or maybe they can just put me into a temporary coma for a few years.

    In an insane society, the sane man would appear insane

    by TampaCPA on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 01:49:13 PM PST

    •  Hahaha! (6+ / 0-)

      My father gave me a choice of A) closed-circuit camera in my room or B) Door to remain open at ALL times when I had a boy over. I chose B.

      Daddy was 6'3" and terrifying. Black hair, blue-grey eyes. So...I only dated boys over 6'4" for YEARS. He still scared them. Also, there were guns, a mace, a crossbow, knives, and trophies all over the apartment and beach house. So, good luck to you :)

      •  Damn, sounds like my FIL's house. (6+ / 0-)

        My SO spent nearly an hour, first time I visited there, showing me all the weapons his dad had ... and considering that I had, ahem, designs on my SO by then, it was a little unnerving.

        Then came the day at a rock show his dad told somebody, "She's not my daughter yet" that I knew things were gonna be fine ...

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:45:13 PM PST

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        •  Aw :) (5+ / 0-)

          That is really sweet :) I am amazed how many old boyfriends and male friends from high school remember Daddy and all the weapons! They would sit in his library and talk to him for hours. He treated them all with respect and a grave kindness. He was a collector, and a marksmanship and sharpshooting instructor in the USAR. We had a 50' pistol range in the basement of the beach house. Oddly, we were allowed to fire pistols, but NEVER to touch his bow and arrows. I think because none of us were strong enough.

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