55 thoughts on “Ain’t that the truth

  1. Paul Martin July 3, 2020 / 1:06 pm

    I tell people often .. If I haven’t offended you yet, stick around .. your turn is coming! πŸ˜‚ I LOVE Pickles! One of my favorite cartoons!

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  2. Paul Martin July 3, 2020 / 2:32 pm

    If you’ve ever read the old comic, Calvin and Hobbes, then you would know that Bill Watterson had a camera and microphone hidden in MY house! πŸ˜‚

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  3. Wise Hearted July 3, 2020 / 2:38 pm

    I think the cartoon and the title of the paragraph are perfect together. Of course it’s hard when someone is offended by something we have said or done but if our life matter to like the way it does to Christ they would say to you, ‘YOUR LIFE MATTERS”. I am so thankful for a few people in my growing up years that made me feel like my life mattered. My Dad called us three kids, ” pitiful”, thats a heavy load to carry. To read that someone I never met loved me, died for me, thought me enough to say i mattered was what it took to keep the devil away. I call him pititful now…

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    • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee July 3, 2020 / 3:22 pm

      Oh, dear Betty — I relate so much to everything you said here! It’s going to hurt any time that someone rejects us because they don’t like something we’ve said or an opinion we have. Being rejected by anyone, for any reason, hurts. But when you grew up with constant rejection, then being rejected as an adult is going to hurt even more. It’s like reopening an old wound.

      I am currently in the process of writing a memoir, still working on my first draft. The part I wrote last night, regarding a deeply hurtful interaction with my mother that happened when I was about to turn fifteen, is so painful to remember, that it put me in an emotional tailspin and kept me awake half the night.

      When I woke up this morning, as I thought about what I had written in my memoir yesterday, I recalled how my mother had often said to me when I was growing up: “I love you, of course, because you are my daughter. I just don’t like you.” She started saying this to me when I was around three or four years old. And oh, how it HURT every time she said it.

      But Betty — until this morning, it never once occurred to me to say, or even to think: “I love you, because you are my mother. I just don’t like you.” I am in my late sixties. Over the years, I have often thought about how my mom used to say that she loved me but didn’t like me. And never, until today, did it ever occur to me to turn that hateful saying around!

      Then a couple of hours later, I read your comment on my post, saying that your dad used to call you pitiful, and now you think of him as pitiful.

      Wow wow wow.

      Betty, you are beautiful. I am so glad you are here! ❀❀

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  4. oldandblessed July 3, 2020 / 3:43 pm

    Sometimes, I think you don’t have to say anything to offend someone, just walk out the front door in the morning. Have you ever been aked: Why are you lookin’ at me?πŸ˜‚

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    • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee July 3, 2020 / 6:15 pm

      You’re right! And yes, I have been asked that question, Why are you looking at me. I think that was how the social distancing bar fight started in the video I recently posted. πŸ˜‚

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  5. @preacherbiker July 3, 2020 / 4:33 pm

    Too true
    Love you my snugebwoogems

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  6. The Eclectic Contrarian July 3, 2020 / 4:46 pm

    Offended

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  7. hatrack4 July 3, 2020 / 5:17 pm

    I wrote a post last week and I told my wife that it would never see the light of day, because I am sure a large portion of the world’s angry people would get offended.

    Her response was, “Why stop now? Your posts always offend someone!”

    So, I reworded it a bit and it comes out sometime the coming week.

    When my wife is right, she’s right.

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  8. Nancy Ruegg July 4, 2020 / 12:46 pm

    When did we as a nation lose our resiliency and backbones? More importantly, how do we get them back?! I’ve come to believe those who cry, “That’s offensive” (usually with dramatic indignation) are really trying to manipulate people and policy to suit their preferences. In many instances, it has worked, and the highly vocal minority has overruled the majority.

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  9. Invisibly Me July 4, 2020 / 1:40 pm

    Hahah it’s funny but it’s also scarily true! A lot of people are being too paranoid to post anything or share an opinion. Sure, we need to ensure we don’t overtly (and certainly not intentionally) set out to upset or offend anyone, but in some cases things get taken out of context and pushed that bit too far… xx

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  10. Beverley July 6, 2020 / 8:22 pm

    It is impossible to please everyone. It is best to try to please only one person – God.

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  11. ourlittleredhouseblog July 7, 2020 / 1:20 pm

    Thank you for the laugh Linda, I needed this. So true too. I am always afraid that anything I write, either in comments or a post, will be taken the wrong way. Online words can not smile back at you, there is no body language to read either. Now wearing a mask, which I have done since January, you will be glared at and you never know anymore who is smiling.

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  12. Wordscroll July 10, 2020 / 2:16 pm

    Well this is where the seasoned ones shine–our eye wrinkles deepen when we smile πŸ™‚

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  14. The Eclectic Contrarian September 12, 2020 / 6:29 pm

    Miss Linda, I want to thank you for your prayers and the support you’ve given me. Especially here lately. I feel like my time had come and I’m leaving the blog world. At least for a long while.

    Linda, you’re one of the toughest women I’ve met on here. You’ve endured much! But the Lord has given you a testimony that will strengthen and inspire many women. Even guys! You have a calling ma’am!

    Keep praying! Seeking God! Daily! And if you don’t have anything to do, feel free to pray for me! I really appreciate you!

    Hug!

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    • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee September 12, 2020 / 8:34 pm

      John, I read your farewell post within minutes after you posted it today, and I have gone back and read it again, several times. I couldn’t bring myself to ‘like’ it and I couldn’t find the words to write a comment.

      Here’s the thing. Your farewell post makes me feel sad. I don’t understand exactly why you are doing this, and yet I do understand, if that makes any sense.

      John, you bring so much value to the blog world, both as a Christian and as an intelligent, caring human being who has lived through some really hard stuff. To see that end makes me feel sad.

      However, I believe that the most important thing for any of us to do is to follow what we believe our Creator Savior is calling us to do. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. If blogging has become too burdensome for you, then maybe it’s an indication that you aren’t being called to write a blog right now. Maybe.

      Here’s an odd thing: yesterday I discovered that a blogger I started following about ten or eleven years ago, recently published a new post on her blog for the first time in over seven years. I thought she was dead. But earlier this month, she wrote and posted an article for the first time since May 2013. She explained that she had been very busy these past seven years, writing a new book. Wow!

      So that was yesterday. Then today, I saw your farewell post in my RSS feed and I went “NOOOOOOO!”

      I wish I knew how to help you feel better about whatever is going on in your life. I don’t know what to do, but thankfully I know Someone that can. I have been praying for you throughout the day. And I will continue to pray for my good blogging friend and Christian brother named John, aka the Eclectic Contrarian.

      Please try not to wait seven years and four months to blog again, though. Do you know how old I will be then? Eeek! I don’t even want to think about it!!

      I’m going to ask my chaplain husband to pray for you, too. God bless you, my friend. ((HUG))

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        • The Eclectic Contrarian September 12, 2020 / 8:59 pm

          I’m trying to find a way to stay and overcome the challenges. It’s not that I really want to leave! It just really seems like I’ve lost control.

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          • The Eclectic Contrarian September 12, 2020 / 9:01 pm

            πŸ™„ you’re such a girl

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          • The Eclectic Contrarian September 12, 2020 / 9:08 pm

            Lol!! Grannies are still girls!

            I hope I’m not bothering you. You kind of lent an ear so I started talking.

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          • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee September 12, 2020 / 9:13 pm

            No bother at all. I’m just trying to wind down now from the aggressive Pit Bull that’s visiting next door. He tried to attack our dogs twice today. We have a fence but it’s old and things got scary!! Our two dogs live in the house with us but they have to potty in the yard. So my nerves are kind of shot at the moment. We love our dogs like they’re children.

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          • The Eclectic Contrarian September 12, 2020 / 9:14 pm

            I understand. Dogs run free out my way. Which sucks when I go running….

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          • The Eclectic Contrarian September 12, 2020 / 9:18 pm

            Especially when the owners are in the yard and just stare at their dogs slobbering and biting at the back of my legs…………………

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          • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee September 12, 2020 / 9:27 pm

            Well, I guess I need to get off of here and do my writing. I haven’t met my daily writing goal yet. Can’t put it off any longer. Good night and God bless!

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          • The Eclectic Contrarian September 13, 2020 / 5:20 am

            Sorry! I fell asleep lol….

            This is harder than I thought Linda…

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          • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee September 13, 2020 / 6:50 am

            Good morning. I just woke up. I got a whole 6 hours of sleep. For me, that’s a lot. And I got some writing done on my memoir before I fell asleep, yaay.

            Now it’s time to let the dogs out. I’m hoping the aggressive Pit Bull won’t be on the other side of the fence. I’ll take my husband’s metal cane, just in case he tries to come over the fence.

            I’m sorry you’re struggling. I will pray for you while I’m outside with our fur babies. God bless!

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          • The Eclectic Contrarian September 13, 2020 / 6:54 am

            If it’s ok with the both of you, I’ll give you my email. You can check up on me every now and then.

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          • The Eclectic Contrarian September 13, 2020 / 7:05 am

            You got mail!

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