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Ask Auntie Linda, August 28, 2015

Auntie Linda

Dear Auntie Linda, I am sixty-four.  My husband is sixty-sixty.  He is in poor health.   We have two daughters.  My youngest daughter wants us to sell our house and use that money to add on to her house where we could all live together.  It sounds like a good idea to me.  I could babysit the children and we could all live a little better than we are now.  My other daughter is furious about the plan.  She says Donna is just trying to get everything.  What should we do?  Torn

Dear Torn, this could turn out badly if you invested your money in somebody elses’s house..  You could end up on the street with nothing.  Auntie Linda

Dear Auntie Linda,  My son and his girlfriend never married, but had a child.  He is seven years old now.  We are all very involved with him.  He is very excited about his new brother.  Most of our family treats this child as a grandchild also.  A couple of family members have turned their backs, though we’ve ignored them. What more should we do.  Proud Grands.

Dear Proud,  Congratulations.  No time you ever spend with little guys is wasted.  You are doing everything right!  Continue to show that little guy off .  A grandchild is a blessing.

My Picks Of The Week #39

I love it when Momma’s View picks me! Thanks Momma!

A Momma's View

Another week has passed and for me it seems like it’s time to move into another season as well. Can’t wait for spring to finally arrive down here. I hope you enjoy my little list of blog posts I’ve enjoyed reading this week. Happy weekend and keep smiling :-).

Oh, and if you are looking for some additional inspiration in your life: It’s not too late to sign up for ‘Momma’s 21 Days Of Inspiration”. Just email me to amommasview@gmail.com (Subject: Momma’s 21 Days Of Inspiration) and you’ll get an daily email from me for 21 days.

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Another email arrived today…

Great story from Chris the story reading reading ape’s blog

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

This story happened a while ago in Dublin , and even though it sounds like an Alfred
Hitchcock tale, it’s supposedly true.


John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on
a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm. The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped.

John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door only to realize there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn’t on. The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road ahead and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life.

Then, just before the car hit the curve…

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Banana Pudding Bowl Blasphemy

imageSee this innocuous-looking dish.  It doesn’t look like it could break up a marriage, but you just wait. Bud chose this dish when he and his sisters divided his mother’s belongings shortly after her death.  He brought it home, showed it to me, and told it was what she’d always made banana pudding in.  Not realizing the significance of that statement, I callously baked a chicken in it less than a week later..  He came in, was delighted to see “The Banana Pudding Bowl” sitting on the stove.  He attempted to lift the lid to admire the pudding and burned his fingers.  I never heard such howling and deprecations before or since. I came to understand that bowl was only for banana pudding

Ask Auntie Linda, August 27, 2015

Auntie Linda

Dear Auntie Linda, My husband and I have been happily married for six years and have two-year-old twin girls.   We are very close to our families.  In fact, our parents babysit, so they have never even been in daycare.  My husband has recently been offered the position of Chief Nursing Officer major hospital two hours away.  This would be a opportunity. I am a nurse also, but with his pay increase wouldn’t even have to work, if I didn’t want to.  Here  is the problem.  I don’t want to leave my home and take the children from their grandparents.  We have always gone to church here.  This is where our friends and lives are.  Would it be a mistake to ask Joey to take an apartment in the new town and commute on weekends?  With the pay raise, we could easily afford it.  Hometown Girl

Dear Hometown Girl,  Think really hard about this.  I wouldn’t want to risk my happy marriage and my children’s family time just to maintain a home near extended family.  Should my husband suggest living apart, I’d feel expendable.  This could be a mistake that would change your life forever.  Auntie Linda

Dear Auntie Linda,  I work in a Womens Tall and Stout shop.  I’ve seen a male family member shopping for underwear for himself in my store several times. He has waved to me.  I usually duck out and ask someone else to assist him?  I’d be happy to help him, but don’t really know how to handle this.  What should I do?  Puzzled

Dear Puzzled,  He obviously knows you work there.  Treat him like you would any other customer.  Offer to help. Take your cue from his behavior. Auntie Linda

Joke of the Day

At St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Toronto , they have weekly husband’s marriage seminars.
At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.
Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, ‘Wella, I’va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!”
The priest responded, “Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?”
Giuseppe proudly replied, ” I gonna go pick her up.”

Evening Chuckle/Crow and Road Kill Study

Good crowsA recent study on crow intelligence was released recently observing crows at an intersection.  There was a distinct pattern in which they took paint samples from crows that had been run over and matched to vehicle types.  It was observed that nearly all the paint samples had come from trucks, not passenger cars.  The scientists researching the incident explained it as the crows had established look out birds so that they could alternate feeding on trash and road-kill, while the others looked for danger.  The lookouts, while able to produce vocalizations for “cawr, cawr, cawr”, found “truck, truck, truck” much more difficult.