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kindness wins

Posted: June 25th, 2015, 6:19 am
by Kent VanSooy
here's a bit from the old days....DON'T try this at home kids! The woman in the article died from a snakebite soon after.

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Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 25th, 2015, 9:46 am
by Tamara D. McConnell
Is that Grace Olive Wiley, or just someone who is a kindred spirit to her?

Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 25th, 2015, 11:03 am
by Kent VanSooy
Tamara, it is indeed Grace Olive Wiley. I inherited an old picture of her (she was friends with my grandma), and when I reframed it last weekend, I found this on the other side.

Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 25th, 2015, 3:40 pm
by Kelly Mc
Cool Grandma

Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 25th, 2015, 3:49 pm
by Jimi
it is indeed Grace Olive Wiley
Hmm. Kindness gets you only so far, then you need to look out for yourself.

She's possibly the only Anglo ever killed by a ruber...which she was free-handling. "Matter over mind."

I like the 6-pound atrox. That's a hoss.

Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 26th, 2015, 8:43 am
by Kent VanSooy
Here's the picture on the other side (I think I may have shared this before)

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Kelly, my grandma was a Bohemian, who I barely got to know - she died when I was a boy. I remember she had wicker furniture everywhere (which lent a neat smell to her entire house), and plenty of Buddha bellies to rub.

Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 26th, 2015, 11:00 am
by hellihooks
yeah... it was probably the 'soothing talk' that did the trick... lol

Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 26th, 2015, 12:00 pm
by Kelly Mc
Kent VanSooy wrote:Here's the picture on the other side (I think I may have shared this before)

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Kelly, my grandma was a Bohemian, who I barely got to know - she died when I was a boy. I remember she had wicker furniture everywhere (which lent a neat smell to her entire house), and plenty of Buddha bellies to rub.

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The thing is, if one deletes judgment, whatever intrinsic Wiley understood and tapped into, or response she bipassed, it is easier to react to and critique than to duplicate, or explain.

Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 29th, 2015, 8:51 am
by Tamara D. McConnell
The thing is, if one deletes judgment, whatever intrinsic Wiley understood and tapped into, or response she bipassed, it is easier to react to and critique than to duplicate, or explain.
Oh, heck yeah.

Kent, you had a massively cool grandma.

Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 29th, 2015, 4:18 pm
by Kent VanSooy
Thanks Tamara, she was! Somehow she also got to know Dr. Seuss, and brought this over to me on one of her visits. She gave us books every time we saw her.

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Re: kindness wins

Posted: June 29th, 2015, 7:19 pm
by Kelly Mc
Wha...!

She's like a dream Grandma...

Re: kindness wins

Posted: July 1st, 2015, 2:19 pm
by Tamara D. McConnell
Grace O. Wiley and Dr. Seuss. That's a great answer to that conversational bit, "Who would you most like to spend an evening with, living or dead?"