Comments: 67 • Responses: 19 • Date: 2014-06-10 22:21:50 UTCsource
literallycat15 karma2014-06-10 22:32:15 UTC
What is your secret?
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Colorblocked40 karma2014-06-10 22:45:11 UTC
The night my son-in-law committed suicide the whole family was here except him. He called and asked to speak to his wife and I did not agree to pass over the phone. He said "then it will be too late". He hung up. Long story short, I knew that we needed to call back but I did not have his number and the only one who knew was his 7 year old son. I felt Iit was wrong to Iinvolve the son so I did not. The man killed himself that night and I have never told my grandson.
literallycat22 karma2014-06-10 23:04:17 UTC
I'm sorry to hear that. I actually meant secret like the secret to a long life and successful marriage.
Colorblocked28 karma2014-06-10 23:21:35 UTC
Genetics and a healthy lifestyle. I think marry someone who is a good quality person.
IUsCar15 karma2014-06-10 22:24:13 UTC
when was the last time you dusted off the ol' cobwebs and knocked boots?
Colorblocked47 karma2014-06-10 22:26:42 UTC
3 months but I am not comfortable going into muchmore detail because my daughter is typing.
jimmy-fallon4 karma2014-06-10 22:51:37 UTC
Colorblocked20 karma2014-06-10 22:54:35 UTC
Yea, my husband and I actually had and have a pretty good sex life.
simplyOriginal-18 karma2014-06-11 02:48:01 UTC
Really cause she's typing like an 85 year old
Colorblocked10 karma2014-06-11 02:55:59 UTC
Yea, I suck at typing on my tablet. Sorry!
SeekingAir7 karma2014-06-10 22:51:47 UTC
For Mom: what was the most important technological advance in your lifetime? And, did you know where your dinner eating husband was during WWII and how did you stay in contact?
For Daughter: What is one trait you've taken from Mom, and one trait you've taken from Dad, that is part of your personality?
Colorblocked13 karma2014-06-10 22:57:57 UTC
Automatic transmission in the car. I remember so vividly being shocked that there was no need to shift gears.
My husband is the youngest of the vets. I met him when he was 21, just after the war.
daughter: work a lot, think a lot and, per my husband, fart a lot.
bigbozz3 karma2014-06-10 23:11:25 UTC
Speaking of cars, while you were a housewife, did you have your own car and drive? (I ask because I don't think my mother-in-law did for most of her married life - she had her husband drive her around most of the time. I remember that when he died, we had to show her how to put gas in the car, etc.).
I wasn't sure if that was a "typical thing" during those times, or just the way she was raised.
Colorblocked5 karma2014-06-10 23:17:45 UTC
I drove. I remember being a hesitant driver, for example my husband did all the freeway driving. I can't say if this was typical. At the time, having two cars in the family was a bit of a status symbol and not so common.
Apiperofhades6 karma2014-06-10 22:26:58 UTC
What stuff you wish was still happened as it did in the old days? What stuff do you enjoy about the present?
Colorblocked25 karma2014-06-10 22:29:29 UTC
Old days: for children to freely play outside from morning to dinnertime without parents worrying.
Now a days: comfort of stress free older age with no worries about work and family.
chrisfurniss5 karma2014-06-10 22:38:44 UTC
For both of you:
What's your one major regret in life?
Colorblocked15 karma2014-06-10 22:51:21 UTC
For me, that my husband and I never learned to communicate and share.
For the husband: I was a doctor in a small town and went into the pharmaceutical industry to support my family and when I did that I had to abandon some of my patients.
WtfRocket4 karma2014-06-10 22:34:07 UTC
What are you eating?
Colorblocked10 karma2014-06-10 22:36:26 UTC
Cheese, crackers, wine and a veggie medley.
iamreddy444 karma2014-06-10 22:31:41 UTC
What is something you think is wrong in today's society?
Colorblocked78 karma2014-06-10 22:35:26 UTC
The women of today do not understand the work of the women who fought for equal rights. They just flaunt their sexuality when they should flaunt the core of who they are. In the 70's we had to work so hard to find equal footing.
stosh20143 karma2014-06-10 23:39:04 UTC
Does what has happened to this once great country depress you or make you bitter that all of your struggles seem to be wasting away?
Colorblocked13 karma2014-06-11 00:17:27 UTC
National morals have gone down the tubes.
Very_legitimate3 karma2014-06-10 23:53:05 UTC
What are your and your husbands hobbies nowadays? What were they growing up?
And also, do you have a favorite joke?
Colorblocked22 karma2014-06-11 00:16:34 UTC
Joke: two old men in rocking chairs on the porch. Their wives get the idea to prank them and so take off their clothes and streak across the lawn. "What was that?" Asked the first. "I don't know but it sure needed ironing!"
Hobbies then and now: boy scouts and paper dolls; soap making and golf.
bigbozz3 karma2014-06-10 22:45:35 UTC
Did you work outside the home, and if so, doing what?
Also, what did your husband do after the war?
Colorblocked9 karma2014-06-10 22:53:23 UTC
Me: I was a housewife for 10,000 years and got a masters degree in the 70's and worked in social work for ten years. My husband went to medical school right after the war.
bigbozz4 karma2014-06-10 23:12:10 UTC
What sort of social work did you do - what sort of people did you work with (kids, adults, etc.)?
Did he stay in the military?
Colorblocked11 karma2014-06-10 23:19:54 UTC
I worked with senior citizens. My husband was inspired by the war to become a doctor and he was in medicine all his career. He is only recently connecting with the WWII experiences he had partly because this gemeration is dying off and he realizes he had stories.
IUsCar2 karma2014-06-10 22:33:00 UTC
What is the biggest disappointment you have about how your daughter turned out?
Colorblocked9 karma2014-06-10 22:39:21 UTC
I'd say that she moved as far awayas possible from us as soon as she was old enough because she was an angry teenager. It worked out OK.
DungeonKeeperhf2 karma2014-06-10 22:27:39 UTC
Proof image is down, any chance of a fix?
Colorblocked2 karma2014-06-10 22:31:30 UTC
Just did, I think.
BforBewbies0 karma2014-06-11 02:41:33 UTC
85 year old? LIES
Colorblocked3 karma2014-06-11 02:47:36 UTC
Well, it is true that I colorblockedam not 85. I am the daughter. Maybe I should have made that clearer. Anyway, they went to bed so sshow is over.
IUsCar0 karma2014-06-10 22:33:53 UTC
What does daughter look like?
Colorblocked12 karma2014-06-10 22:37:13 UTC
Natural and accomplished.
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