34 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˜‚


  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


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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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