“How absolutely adorable. Thank you so much sharing this with all of us. As the mother of two wonderful boys I just smiled to think that these parents let him be who he is, not who they wanted him to be. I hope you are happy and successful and have a great relationship with your parents. I hope my boys do at 29 as well.”
Apr 2, 2011 at 22:02:40
“I am almost 53 and love myself. I love the way I look and it does not matter what others think, it matters what I think. It doesn't hurt that my husband of 31 years thinks I look great too. I don't try to be someone I'm not. I don't try to be a cougar and I'm not a gym rat. I just try to be myself. I don't spend hours in the gym or at spa or at the salon. I laugh alot and try to take things as they come. I think beauty from the inside shows on the outside. Here's to all of us that are in their 50's and to those in their 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's too. Centerians I am jealous. Hope to join you someday!”
Absolon on Apr 4, 2011 at 18:28:20
“"Here's to all 'of us" that are in their 50's and to those who are in their 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's, too..."
But, what? Not any woman UNDER 50? That's the same exclusionary crap that doomed the ERA decades ago and what makes three subsequent "non-boomer" generations of women just hate/loathe/despise/distrust all you boomer women. (We won't even GO into skin color and what THAT entails regarding being admitted to the "boomer women's club.") Clearly, your daughters KNOW they cannot trust you to elevate them, but can only trust you to tell them that they should not have sex, drugs or rock-n-roll. Gee! So, lemme get this straight...it's just "screw all women who were OVER 30 at the time you hated those over thirty" AND "screw women who are UNDER fifty now that they make you feel old and invisible? You get it both ways? WTF?
You sound JUST LIKE American boomer women.”
hp blogger Julia Moulden on Apr 3, 2011 at 07:39:11
“So much to love about this comment -- but may I just say that 'laugh alot' really jumps out at me. Yes, yes, yes! What a difference it makes if we can learn to laugh at ourselves and life! Sounds like you've got a wonderful life, boliphan. And I intend to be there with you when we hit 100. By then, I'll have been writing this column for 50 years!!”
“I love Hillary Clinton. She has inspired me. She is intelligent, determined, humorous, kind, and a wonderful example of a political public servant of the people. I tell everyone she is my BFF even though she has never met me. I took my son to her first public apperance after the convention. It was very small in Kissimmee, Florida. She had the audience inspired to support a man who had just beaten her and do so with confidence and conviction. Until that day I was not an Obama fan but after hearing HIllary I took off my Hillary bumper sticker and replaced it with an Obama one.
We both felt we were in the presence of a truly remarkable woman who can put aside her own personal opinions for the good of the party. She has never let the party down.
You go Hillary. Thanks for writing this Joe.”