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  •  Mom grew up w/o electricity or running water, (1+ / 0-)
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    outhouse toilet facilities, grew all their own food, canned for the winter, cash was from cream checks (hand milked cows), no refrigeration, sewed own clothes, washed on a board, walked miles to a school or bus stop in extreme weather & had no money most of the time before she left home.

    She's still living & takes nothing for granted. Her mom & grandmothers lived into their late 80s & kept their marbles & sense of humor to the end. I am in awe of my ancestral women. Men, not so much - too many abusive assholes, but they were hard workers, to their credit, who died in their 50s.

    Rambos that I have known have been sheep rams, whose claim to fame is that their testicles are 5x bigger than their brains. And they were usually nicer to be around than the human Rambos in the movies or in the houses down the street from me. Human Rambos are full of shit & too dumb to know it. They wouldn't last 3 weeks in a true emergency situation - they'd probably off themselves out of despair. Or they'd whine & tantrum until some woman agrees to take care of them.

    I love your diary & hope it stays around for a long time.
    It's chock full of useful, reality based civilized behavior that's worth all the effort.

    Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

    by CA wildwoman on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 08:33:27 AM PST

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