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Sato Ord
April 18, 2008, 10:42 AM
I was talking to my mother and told her that between paying for my wife's license renewal (acupuncture0, her annual malpractice insurances, property taxes on two pieces of property, my car (had to replace my Buick because the trans is going out), and and such that I had to put my Concealed Carry permit on hold, as well as maybe not get my new S&W paid for in time to take advantage of the rebate. She handed five hundred dollars and said "Happy Birthday." I reminded her that my birthday isn't until December and she replied, "I'm 91, if I make it to your birthday you can take me to dinner, if I don't at least you got your present."

The woman is a saint, and I intend to put the five hundred bucks back into her savings account while she isn't looking over the next couple of months. Honestly I wasn't looking for a gift or a loan, she asked how things were going and I told her: she is my mom after all, and we are very close.

So I paid off my Smith, and sent my CC paperwork in. Unfortunately the state is swamped with permit requests in this election year and I hear that it might take as long as ninety days to get it back.

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h0ss
April 18, 2008, 10:55 AM
Thats cool. Give that woman a big, warm hug. 91? Make sure you spend as much time with your mother as possible! My parents aren't exactly old, but neither one is doing so great. I should probably follow my own advice as well.

Sato Ord
April 18, 2008, 11:16 AM
91? Make sure you spend as much time with your mother as possible!

Yeah, being around for her is one of the main reasons I don't move out of Melbourne and back to Gainesville. She had six children. We lost my youngest sister to a serial murderer about twenty-five years ago. In the last two years she lost her two remaining daughters. Then on her last birthday I had to be the one to inform her that my oldest brother had been found dead in his apartment (No suspicious circumstances, almost seventy and smoked like a chimney all of his life).

My only surviving brother is now 100% disabled and that leaves me to live down here and help mom when she needs it. I wouldn't have it any other way though. It's nice that she is 91 and still lives independently.

Anyway, don't want to get too far off topic. I'll give her that hug from ya. Thanks.

armoredman
April 18, 2008, 11:18 AM
Outstanding! Love your parents while you have them - mine are gone, and I miss them every day. Of course, my mother would never have ever done that - passive anti.

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