Orabelle Was A Minx




No. I was just . . . you know trying this on. This little pink number Lucy picked up from her grandmother-in-law's closet.

No, she is no longer with us.

Orabelle was her name.

I know.

When I tried it on Chup said, "Where did you get it?"

And I said, "Ric's grandmother, Orabelle."

Then Chup said, "Orabelle was a minx!"

As his eyes went up, down, up, down, up, down.

After that episode, I could stop saying Orabelle was a minx! under my breath.

Later Chup said, "I like the name Orabelle, too bad it rings close to Orajel."

You know?

Yes, Lucy gave me the dress.

Lucy always says, "If your grandma likes it, so will Courtney."

I have grandma taste.


Though I wasn't there, it seems the wife of the 1960s had it pretty good. She could be submissive, doting, selfless and minxy without being considered weak, dependent, manipulated and starved for sexual attention. I could have it all wrong, but sometimes it feels that way.

To answer your question.

But I fancy being a woman in my decade too.

Because we get respect in a different way.

For instance, a news article making big waves here in Utah recently has also caught my eye. It is about Christine Johnson, a lesbian lawmaker who has decided to become a surrogate mother for two gay men. Despite what I think morally about this situation, I was pleased to read two intelligent responses from her fellow lawmakers.
From ksl.com:

Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, said he thinks having both a mother and father in the home "is the optimum, and what every baby deserves."

But he added: "I do respect any woman who will carry and bear a child for a childless couple ... It's my responsibility to show respect and love for one of God's daughters."

House Speaker David Clark, R-Santa Clara, also a Mormon, agrees.

"At the end of the day, it's the gift of life" that is important, he said.

Aren't those great responses?

You want to come over and try my dress on?

I'll make hot chocolate.

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A little update on Nie: Resting well in the hospital after a successful surgery. Post-op was a little bumpy, but she's doing better. Looks like she'll be a guest in the hospital for another week. Thanks for your concern. She knows you love her. And she loves you too.

As always, we are grateful to the Maricopa Medical Center and the incredible staff!

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