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Old 04-30-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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Gemkeeper:
Yea,
But I've got to tell you, if there were wild things I certainly wouldn't be talking about them on a public forum!
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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You are very correct, Rtom. Some things are best unspoken. Even my unspoken memories are pretty tame!

I think we traveled with similar groups of friends. Although, I joined in the peaceful protests and marches on campus, I was not one to rock the boat too much. I wanted to make a statement without hurting anyone's feelings. Continue to be pretty much the same today.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I would have to say, gemkeeper, that statement describes me, also. Get mellower as I get older , also.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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I would guess that this has happened in most of our lives no matter how raucous we were in our youth. With age, hopefully, comes some wisdom.

This thread has caused me to reflect on the fact that throughout my life I was generally the peacemaker. Never one to start a fight as a kid, always ready to stick up for the underdog - even with a teacher who seemed to pick on a particular kid in class, always anxious to find a solution to end a quarrel between a couple of friends, ready to pick up a stick but not really willing to swing it.

I have taken that road throughout my life. Maybe it is a part and parcel of being a middle child. Any other middle children who notice this trait in themselves?

Are you a middle child, nancy thereader?
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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No, gemkeeper ~~~ I am the older child (of two). But, for many other reasons, I was always the peacemaker in my family. I hate any conflicts and avoid them at all costs although I certainly did protest the War in Vietnam and would do so now if there were any groups to protest with. Usually, though I tend to be too much the agreeable one , never making waves.

Any plans for your retirement yet?
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