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Re: Good for her! Doesn't that mean she's Puerto Rican too? Just as much as Geraldo! -- Dee Wee Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: Russ Walden

04/12/2022, 15:30:48

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Dee --

That's why she said "Mom," not "Mother."

When my Wife and I came back from our honeymoon, we had four children -- ages 4, 5, 6 & 8. That's a pretty challenging situation, fraught with peril, and not with high odds of success. We made it almost 40 years until my Wife died in '08 of a liver disease.

She was Sheila's "Mom" for 40+ years, including the closeness of our families before we married. We did a couple of things right, plus maybe some others.

One thing was that the "step-words" were forbidden in our family. She was Sheila's Mom, the only "Mom" that Sheila ever knew -- never, ever, Step-Mom or Step-Daughter. It confused some of the by-standers, but made perfect sense to us.

One night, at a party at our house, a woman asked my Wife, "Which of the children are yours? Dottie replied, "They're all mine."
The woman said "No, you know what I mean, which of the children are yours?"

Dottie said, "No, I don't know what you mean, and they're all mine."

I watched this with some interest because I knew how it was going to end.

The woman was not entirely stupid, so she tried another tack. "Didn't you and Russ each have two children when you married?"

Dottie replied, "Yes."
Sensing victory, the woman then asked, "Well, which of the children were yours from your previous marriage?"

Dottie said, "I forgot," and walked away.

As I turned, there was a little blonde girl, with big tears in her eyes, standing right behind me. She had come in to say "Goodnight" to her Mom, and had heard it all.

Interesting Lady. More about her at Dottie.

Take care,

Modified by Russ Walden at Tue, Apr 12, 2022, 17:12:41

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