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Old 04-10-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I can barely remember my dad, I was so young when he died. But PROUD to say I have become more and more of my mothers child with age....she is such a wonderful woman and I am lucky to be proud of the fact!
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Crabby, cantankerous, overly opinionated, obnoxious, short-tempered, paranoid, self-righteous.

Laid back, glazed over, could care less, accommodating, sweet, catering.

Depends on which day.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I don't think I'm much like my parents. They were kind of negative and complained a lot and played a lot of golf. My dad would watch TV for many hours during retirement and wasn't very social. I hate TV, love socializing, quit golf, and I've learned to give thanks to God for all the blessings and the wonderful life I've had. He was also an alcoholic and even after get got off the booze, he was popping a bunch of medication. I drink very little and avoid taking medication unless its really needed. The only way I guess I'm like him is that, like me, he was pretty careful with his money. Actually, growing up, I made up my mind to be nothing like my dad, and I think I've accomplished that.
I can understand that. I always considered my mother my role model-of how NOT to be...
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:20 PM
 
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I think in many ways I am much like my father; but of course with times changing not exactly.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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OCD workaholic?

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Old 04-10-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I seem to be turning into one of my dad's sisters! I have my mom's temperament, but I like to think I'm less volatile.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Exclamation Becoming your parents

If I was like my mom, that would be a good thing.
I often wonder about this topic. I like to be aware of the fact that each generation has had its problems dating back to the early 1900's when people came to America from everywhere and joined into cultural groups that they were familiar with. I get frustrated when I see people trying to change who they are because they are becomming their parents. And some poeple have the ability to be just who they want. Some are completely transformed into their parents; negative faults and all, and don't see it. Some people become greater than thei rparents because their parents were awesome and taught them how to maximize their potential. I really like to see people be who they are and try the things they want despite any wrongful act done unto them.
I hope people find it in themselves to try all and do all because, man, life is short! What you don't do will be a future regret.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:59 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Crabby, cantankerous, overly opinionated, obnoxious, short-tempered, paranoid, self-righteous.

Laid back, glazed over, could care less, accommodating, sweet, catering.

Depends on which day.
No offense, but sounds like she had a few personalities.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Growing I thought I would never be like either of my parents.
But time has just run away!
I am more like them than I thought possible.

Are you and in what way?
No. Even though I looked like my mother, I always thought I was dropped off at my parents' doorstep. I still feel that way.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Saint Johns, FL
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A lot of guys were afraid they would turn into their father. I was always afraid I might not.
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