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Oh the phone I have many hours of fun with a phone. Had one since a child and those snotty women operators " are your parents there" yes so buggery off I want to talk to my friend even though I have a cockney accent and you are too toffee nosed to know the difference. O.K. caller but I must to talk to one of your Parents before putting you through. LOL!! Father would be at work playing with radar with his friends, Mother would be too occupied with her business to be bothered with me let alone talking to a phone operator, so sometimes I would be left with a blank. Other times they would ring the requested number and speak to a Parent normally your friends Mother as they were always at home all of the time then yes you were put through only to find your friend was not at home as he was playing with other friends outside. LOL!!!When at work when mobiles were first invented I had one so embarrassing at the time if the box went off so I would stop put in the "lock"number then say Hello to whoever was ringing me and many A time I would have an audience looking at me as if i was from another planet.So now you both know my upbringing as a child and teenager not so bad really but also great fun.
I can't think of anything worse than talking on the phone for hours. The telephone was part of my job for 20 years when I was working, by the time I got home, answering the phone was the last thing I wanted to do.
Trust me Clive, you do not want to know. LOL My MIL and her sister in law were like that too. Every day. I've been in on some of my MIL's conversations and she basically says nothing, and says it more than once so that's how they talk for hours and hours. I don't have the patience.
Ha,ha, Irene & Judy, I have the last laugh both of my son's have more money than me now and grandson is getting there. Good education has its blessings even though it costs to be supported. My only upset was when Grandson decided not to go to university after going to private school and becoming an estate agent, have got over that now has he is so happy in what he does. His girlfriend is studding to get her degree as a chemist so must not be dissapointed.I will say that both myself and sister when we were children did not need for anything from our parents as all was provided and I mean everything we were both sent to Europe from ages of 13 teen. To learn after WWII.I think that they wanted to help the other sides of their families after their passings but to no avail and left my sister and I slightly bitter but there we go, no amanosity I can assure you.Sister's son who she also sent to private school is an Architect his wife is an airline pilot and captain so as you say Irene yes we both became stronger for our children, but that was many years ago. We are now too old to care even my sister will not come and live with us as she says she will miss her friends and lives in a four storey town house in Chingford in London all by herself.What a waste but she enjoys it. She and Kays speak to each other every day by telephone on what I do not know but spend hours chatting to each other so there is always a happy ending. Thee Hee.
That is what is happening with my MIL, Irene, but we figure it's her money to spend so if she needs it for her care, than what better to spend it on.
I am shocked that your parents took that decision to cut you out of their will over religion. It's like taking their parental control to the grave. Then again looking at it, it does seem that it made you stronger to make your own way in life. My parents spent everything they earned every week. Me, I like to think I can leave my son and grandchildren a legacy. That's if it hasn't got to be sold for a care home. That is the worry.
Clive,We're just going to spend it all before we go. LOL
Ha,ha, Judy we have made sure that both sons and grandson have a third each in our estate when both my wife and I decide to pass and we have told them all of our decisions so no augrumounts as we have left "wills" in that respect in English Law. So no poor cousins where ever they are can ponce into their inheritance. Thee Hee.
Clive,It sounds like you've made peace with your decisions and so has your sister. Such a shame parents want that much control. I see families ripped apart every day by religion or politics, or money. I was raised to think family was more important than any of that. When my grandparents died, my parents did not scratch about trying to get everything they could of the estate and that was a great lesson to me and my siblings. I've seen it in my own family, I've seen it in my husband's family and it seems like it's always the ones that have a lot, that want more. They're just greedy. You got the best end of that deal.
Ha, Ha, judy and Irene yes against everyone's wishes an Atheist marrying a devout Christian from both sides of the families met her when we were all friends as teen agers all went out together as can be seen from most of my puzzles. But families never forgive but I have never been bothered still enjoyed my way of life and still seen most of the world with my beautifull Christian and my sister another devout Christian Thinks that my wife and her such have been sisters not inlaws.My family weathth was given to cousins so I have no problem with that, met some of them when I was a child never liked any of them I am pleased to say they were always the poor side of the family. Thee Hee. Not nice of me to say. But they had no idea and wasted it all between them.So sad when you can give your own children your wealth even my sister did not enjoy any of their Wealth given to them either but like me she does not care as she has her own way in life.We both my sister an I have a nice living in older age but no help from our immediate family.
Charles was 32 when he married Diana, but I think it would have been more Prince Phillip pushing it Valerie.
Shame on his Mother for pushing it!-Valerie
All I know is Diana only met Charles 12 times before marrying him, that is hardly dating, and shame on her father for allowing it, she was only 19 at the time.Yes you must tell me your story sometime.
Clive, What an awesome story you have!
Irene I am on your side her Dad would have Chrisfied him if he was still alive at the time of their divorce as he gave his lovely daughter to a..., oh I cannot find the proper words to say "PLONGER" comes to mind, but why did he not have the courage to marry his first love like I did against all the odds like Our king that abdicated over love.Even I gave up wealth to marryA long story but mine to keep.
Same here Irene...Have collected books about Diana, (some were lost in the super typhoon), but i still continue to read whatever i come across, about her. We were married same year, separated but differed years and suffered too much believing in a love which is not reciprocated.
Thanks Lunie, I also watched the wedding and loved it. They seem so in love and so together a great team. Where as I believe Diana really loved Charles when they married, but he just went through the motion. I loved Diana, and dislike Charles and Camilla, nothing will change my views on them.
Thanks Irene for sharing their photos. Watched the two-hour coverage, full of questions as to what is going to happen to them later on, having followed Diana all throughout her lifetime.
I am on your side all of the way Irene.
That was too bad how Charles and Diana's ended up. She was such a lovely person, and he treated her very shabbily.
Thank you Valerie and Donna, Meghan would look lovely in a sack
I watch them all Judy, but after the way Diana and Charles's wedding ended up, confirmed what I already knew, that she was just an incubator for the royal heirs. After seeing William and Kate's wedding it restored my faith in love they are perfect for each other, and Kate is so regal.
Iris, I hope you found it was worth getting up early for, I'm just so pleased they have found happiness.
Oh Clive, at first I did have a giggle at that pastor going on and on and on about love, then as it went on, I nearly lost the will to live. Meghan's mother looked so refined and very proud, but so lonely.
Thank you Sunpuppy12, they do seem to be very much in love, lets hope they do have a lifetime together,
Gorgeous gown, too!
I missed Charles and Diana's because we were in the back of beyond camping and even though I brought a small TV there was no reception. I must have got up for William and Kate because I saw it and don't remember recording it.-Valerie
I watched Princess Di and Charles, and parts of William's, but I don't have a lot of interest in it anymore. I wish them the best though and hope they will make it!
Too early for me (although years ago, I got up in the middle of the night to see Princess Ann's wedding). Thank goodness for PVR. I, too, thought the pastor was VERY long winded. Eventually, I fast forwarded through him. It was a beautiful wedding.-Valerie
I was up early watching. Inspiring magical day for the world. Grins!*•.¸♪¸.•*¨*•.¸♥¸.•*¨☺
Well done Irene, yes a lovely couple we watched the wedding on TV. The only boring bit was that American Pastor what was he on about and why didn't he just say how lucky that they had met each other?Just to say that we thought her Mum was identical to her she is certainly her daughter and how she held her composer we can only imagine.Just to be naughty I do hope they have "Redheads" as children. LOL!!!!!!!!
Congratulations may you have a lifetime of love and happiness.