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Re: Good feelings fayeroe

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 13:51:47

In reply to Re: Good feelings leeran, posted by fayeroe on April 24, 2003, at 13:28:02

Pat,

I literally did laugh out loud when I read this line:

"if I could reach you, I would slap the ---- out of you!"

If that isn't a "Steel Magnolias-like" line I don't know what is!

A divorce yard sale . . . oh this brings back such memories. At the time, none of it was funny. It was dark and complicated and "hide under the covers for days" kind of stuff. But, compared to what my life is like now, it's just so ludicrous that I've got to laugh about it.

I remember having a yard sale after the first divorce. My father was there . . . sitting in a folding chair like Marlon Brando holding court in "Apocalypse Now." The Buddha of the 'burbs.

I never know what he's going to say or do. He has a master's degree in education but he will fart in public at the drop of a hat. I love him dearly and he has so much wisdom about him, but he has a big old garbage truck lodged in his cortex as well, and a self-centeredness that gives him permission to say or do whatever the h*ll he wants.

This particular day he was in rare form. His formerly perfect only child had screwed up, gotten divorced, and now had all the remnants of her life strewn about the grass like fallen soldiers in the divorce wars.

Someone leaned over a box of miscellany and pulled out a copy of "The Joy of Sex." My father - part salesman, part comedian and irreverant as h*ll said "Well, maybe if she had read that she wouldn't have ended up getting divorced."

I was mortified. I had forgotten the book was in the mix and I certainly hadn't prepared myself for a book club discussion of my failed marriage in the front yard with a complete stranger!

Getting someone else's "stuff" - or the leftover crap that someone else didn't want (but you're left to deal with) is just the PITS. And I don't mean the Brad Pitts.

Good luck with your sale. You'll feel better when you part company with a lot of that stuff.


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