Gut Rumbles
 

December 15, 2004

just ask

Ask me why I love this woman.

My maternal grandmother died in childbed, on the mill-hill, in 1943. Of HER family - her momma bore 15 children, and only nine lived to adulthood. Of those nine, five were killed in WWII.

They didn't have indoor plumbing until 1955. They had no health-care.
Advertising told them that women should douche weekly with a solution of
Lysol and water (no kidding) and to walk a mile for a Camel. There were
winters during which the children lost 30% of their body weight, from
lack of food - but my gram would sooner have seen them DEAD than take
charity. That was for "poor people" and it made you "beholden". These
people went their entire lives without being a party to a lawsuit, too.

Damn, THOSE were tough people. WE are cream-puffs.

She's no cream-puff and that fiber shows when you meet her. Leave HER out of all my mysoginistic posts. Kelley reminds me of MY family.


Comments

Rob, that's the nicest thing you've ever said to me. My face is red. Love y'all.

Posted by: kelley on December 15, 2004 07:48 PM

Gotta love the badass heritage!

My girl has it down. Sugar coated badass, the most dangerous variety. ; )

Posted by: Key on December 15, 2004 09:13 PM

Her "fiber" shows WHERE when you
meet her?????????

Posted by: BJK on December 15, 2004 11:30 PM
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