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Nancy S Nelson
11/1/2017 03:16:07 pm
Dr. P, my transport failed again, &I really need some help. I know you said your schedule was tight, but can you find a spot? Elaine was here yesterday& almost ”bye”. She did hug me, , but I am sure she would classsify as a difficult parent. It will help if I can come back up to numb. I had just gotten home from Baylor on Mon. Evening-a fall on Sat evening. Probablly med. related. Life is being its usual, very complicated. I look forward to seeing you.,
12/20/2017 12:27:22 am
Dr. P., since our last meeting, I have been wanting to a section of your book. I always thought people in families teased other & liked doing so. If you didn’t tease people you didn’t like them. One uncle went overboard with teasing when it became mockery of cruelty. I don’t know about the other children, but I remember thinking that Hall.was always like so & John was like that. I don’t think it ever had to be explained. I’m pretty sure my brother understood Hall & 3 brothers told so much mischief better than I, but it didn’t matter & our dad & they told so many goofy black & white cat looks like a cow. Part of the ease I remember may have happened inside the family group & not outside. Much if I of it always self-told, not he did, she did. None of it eras deadly. I can remember times that Imight have been embarrassed. But nothing cruel or sarcastic. I just can’t structuring teasing as a way to be difficult to my kids. It seems to be easier with boys than girls. I told you about my surprise & delight when Micah looked over my head in last early summer. I think could be mutual teasing & joy at another barrier into the dust.
Nancy S. Nelson
1/8/2018 10:08:59 pm
Dr. P., I must have been even more up-tight about the meeting re estranged children than I had though. The first half hour was boring. Finally several people opened up. I talked with several individuals at the end & found them friendly & welcoming. I expect to go back. The author of the book about current studies of animal intelligence Is Frans de Waal; he is Dutch, I don’t know of relationship to the author of “The Hare” . . . Nancy
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