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Remembering Yesterday


Viewing comments for Chapter 139 "Family Doors Swing Open Again"

A widow's journey into her relationship with her

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Mary Kay Bonfante
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This is a great summary of what all your children are up to at this point in time, and how it impacts you and Evan. You continue to be very hands-on parents, showing a lot of love to them, even though sometimes it causes you stress.

Here are some suggestions for grammatical revisions:

She promised she would and said our house was just temporary.
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She promised she would, and said our house was just temporary.

He was now in College in Mississippi.
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He was now in college in Mississippi.

Her twenty-first birthday was the seventh of June so we sent her a birthday card with money in it.
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Her twenty-first birthday was the seventh of June, so we sent her a birthday card with money in it.

she was already starting to drive us nuts by staying out till all hours and going in to work late in the morning.
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she was already starting to drive us nuts by staying out until all hours, and going into work late in the morning.

Carol is 32, a nurse,
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Carol is 32, and a nurse,

Charlie is a new boy Connie's met at met at camp.
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Charlie is a new boy Connie's met at camp.

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You must have been very excited about Kimberly's growing baby bump! I know I would have been. Out of the four children you had who had reached an age where they could become parents, it seems that Glen would be the first to achieve it.




 Comment Written 18-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 19-Sep-2021
    Thank you for the review and your excellent help. Glen didn't want children and now that he and Carol are divorced that won't happen. Don was the only one of my children that gave grandchildren.
    Beth

reply by Mary Kay Bonfante on 19-Sep-2021
    So ... I guess that this is a sneak preview; I already knew that Christi stayed single, and I'm guessing that Connie did, also, and that Carol didn't remarry?
    I'm glad one of your children had children, producing grandchildren. My mother never had grandchildren, because I got married rather late in life, and my brother died before having any. She's kind of sad about it, as she always felt that she had "good genes," but there's nothing I can do about it. It's just the way it happened. At least her sister, my aunt, had five grandchildren. Life is unpredictable.
    Sometimes you think you have all this time to accomplish certain things, and the time just slips away.
    I guess I'll learn more about your family, as I read on! God bless you all. Love, Mary Kay xoxo
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I love to read these about your family. This is another well written chapter. You missed a space here: blood pressure was up.The doctor had to increase - up.The - up. The


 Comment Written 16-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 17-Sep-2021
    Thank you so much for the review and comments. I'm so glad you are continuing to read my story.
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Before I had children of my own, I had this idealistic idea that if you got them into their 20s then they went on with their own lives and all would be rosy. But that's not the way it happens, is it? They continue to give us cause for angst and tension, as well as happiness.


 Comment Written 16-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 17-Sep-2021
    Thank you Judy. You are right. Whether or not they allow you to be a part of their later life, if you're a mom, you never get their problems off your mind. My kids seemed fine with letting me stay a part of their lives and that is both good and not so good, because they expect you to have their back in case they goof up.
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You have to be the most patient mother in the world. I cannot imagine what you went through with your Christi. No wonder your poor husband's pressure went up.
You had some job cleaning up the apartment. What a mother will do for their children. It is totally awesome, but a real pain.
I know the feeling.
Best of luck,
Marie


 Comment Written 16-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 16-Sep-2021
    I've had done that clean up lately.I had the time and felt sorry for her. They've had to clean-up their own messes in recent years. I've had to clean up some of my own as well. I just accidentlly overturned a gallon of wateron my floor while trying to emptty a dehumidifier. I guess a good scrubbing couldn't hurt. LOL
    Beth

reply by MAMONIA on 20-Sep-2021
    Thank God for patience.
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The kids continue to keep you busy. You are so good to help with moving, it can be such a large project. I ma sure many parents can relate to your story. I remember th OJ Simpson trial on TV for what seemed like forever.


 Comment Written 16-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 16-Sep-2021
    Thank you for the review and the comments. I'm so pleased that you are continuing to follow along.
    Beth
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A nice story. Keep up with the story writing..I enjoyed the story. good luck to you always and best wishes to you. Keep smiling and sharing your poems with us.


 Comment Written 16-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 16-Sep-2021
    Thank you for the lovely coments and the review.
    Beth
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Your kids and grand children do keep you and your husband busy. I bet the grand children are sweet. I hope I will have a few. I remember the OJ Simpson trial.
Well done.


 Comment Written 15-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 15-Sep-2021
    Thank you for the review and comments. My three grandchildren are grown. Two working, one in college. None of them married yet. I hope there will be great grandchildren one day.
    Beth
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I had forgotten about O.J.'s trial. I wonder how he is doing in prison. Probably a celebrity there as well. LOL I have two of my Kids living with me now, but we need each other. We all have disabilities. They are not as neat as I would like for them to be, but they are not kids anymore and I need their help now. Thank God for children. Well done, Beth. Nancy:)


 Comment Written 15-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 15-Sep-2021
    Thank you Nancy. O.J. got out of jail in 2017 and lives in a gated golf community in Los Vegas. He is worth several million but Ron Goldman is still tying to get money form him in court.
    I live alone but my son would like me to come live with him and his wife. I rather not. They all live near me.
    Beth
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I like your story about the kids. O J was and is guilty as sin. He might have gotten by, but he will never getaway. Never a dull moment around your house. You know that's a good thing. LOL
Poor Evan, I can see this happening. Out of six.


 Comment Written 15-Sep-2021



reply by the author on 15-Sep-2021
    Thank you, Chuck. I'm glad you like it. They certainly weren't perfect, but we weren't perfect parents either. Sometimes we were too lenient and sometime to tough but we did the best we could. They didn't come with instructions. What worked for one didn't necessarily work for the others. I see you have turned into an elk or is that a raindeer. Maybe you'er working for Santa. LOL
    Beth

reply by Ben Colder on 16-Sep-2021
    Getting ready for Santa. Just messing around. I may enter a horror story contest, and then I will post my real picture. LOL. Take care.

reply by the author on 16-Sep-2021
    Can't wait! LOL
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Thank you for sharing your memoirs with us. I do enjoy reading. And we are still hearing about O.J. Simpson, aren't we? LOL I am sure your children will enjoy reading this as do many others, like me.


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reply by the author on 15-Sep-2021
    Thank you for the review and comments. We are still hearing about O.J. but some many scary things have happened since then, his story isn't so interesing any more.
    Beth
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