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Date:         Fri, 23 Jun 89 02:55:42 EDT
From:         Homer 
Subject:      non comm
To:           Adore-l list 
In-Reply-To:  Message of Fri, 23 Jun 89 01:52:25 EDT from 

>
>But the list is only as good or bad as the people who
>post.
>

    I would like to see ADORE-L exercize the part of its charter called
EXPERIENCE-L.  The DOGMA-L side is doing very well.

    I would like to see people post to the list all the subjects
and conversations that never took place in their family, that were
conspicuous by their absence, and for which you have decided you
will make SURE you talk about them with your children.

    In my family, my father was 57 when he married my mother
who was under 30.  Both had been married before.

    Needless to say I did not feel good about the fact that my father
was obviously going to be dead by the time I was 12, but at 4 or 5,
when I first realized this to be the case, I never talked about my
pain and sorrow and ripped off feelings with anyone, even my
mother.

    Only after they BOTH had died by the time I was 10 did I
learn they had both been married to earlier people.

    Further the subjects of Religion or Politics, or Business
were NEVER discussed in my house.

    Art and Science were given some time, but hardly enough.

    I was given a laboratory to blow myself up with, but that was
sort of a lobsided education.  To bad I failed eh?

    After they died, I moved to my Aunt and Uncle's house, (she was
my mother's sister) and there they never talked about anything at all.

    I also lost my lab.

 Homer               Adore-l list         6/23/89 non comm