Sunday, November 30, 2008

To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject: Re: Cats
Thursday 25th January

Hey Jake,

the cats say HI back. please come see me, but know that i am picking ben up at the airport at 3ish on friday and dropping him back at 2:30ish on sunday. when will you come visit me? i always love to see you. can i offer you lunch on friday or can i make dinner for you on sunday--or something else in mind? had a lovely dinner with victor and joe tonight.

love, Momma

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

To: Cat (Daughter - Green)
From: Cindi (Mom - Grey)
Wednesday 6th August


To: Drea & Bevin & Kyle (Daughters & Son)
From: Gidget (Mom)
Subject: Holiday
24 November 9:17am

Hey, all!

I made a trip to JoAnn Fabrics to see if I could find some appropriate centerpieces, but didn't have any luck. The Halloween stuff was on sale and the store was full of Christmas decor. Guess Thanksgiving/Fall doesn't have a time slot.

I did get new tablecloths, so hope it looks nice, but won't be the Martha-Stewart-design that Andrea and Bevin could do.

Have a good week.
Love, Mom/Gidget
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject:

OY! I HAD THE KOL AMI GALS HERE LAST NIGHT AND LYNN LEB. SAID JARED IS GOING TO HARVARD LAW (UNLESS HE HEARS YES FROM STANFORD).
To: James (Son)
From: Cathy (Mom)
Subject:
Friday 20th May

JA,
Hi, its MOM. Anne wanted me to ask you if you knew an asst professor at Vandy named Jeff Crisp. I think its psycology, not sure. He and Jeanne met online and he's coming next weekend. Anne wants a heads up-we're just being nosy. I think she said he was from Memphis.
Thanks,
MOM
Love you and Be Sweet!
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (mom)
Subject:
Sunday 10th December

does the name Kalico or Calico mean anything to you? Met one today and met one another day but can't remember who it was
To: James (Son)
From: Cathy (Mom)
Subject: knees
Monday 30th October

JA
Ann's (you met her at the library) husband was a marathon runner for 20 years and still is a triathlete. She says you need to go to a sports dr and he/she will fit you with orthodics to put in your running shoes. Your knees should not hurt, she says that could be serious trouble. Check into that - I like your knees.
Be sweet! Mama loves you!!
To: Anthony (Son)
From: Annalee (Mom)
Subject:
Thursday 4th September

Good. Everything else should be there tomorrow by end of day. How is everything going? Settling in?

BTW, have a look at the attached. If you know anyone in arts, culture,
publishing, or spin-off industries (printing? waitressing in the
theatre district? art supply store?) they should be afraid, very
afraid. I think it's worthwhile getting politically involved in this
election. We'll talk. (Maybe something on You Tube would mobilize
against the Conservative assholes.) See also:
http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2008/08/26/culture-sector.html .

Talk soon.

Love Mom
To: James (Son)
From: Cathy (Mom)
Subject: Dad's BD
Sunday 27th April

JA,
We're meeting at McAllister's at 12:30 our time to have Dad's and Uncle Wayne's BD. Call if you can. I wrapped Indianians Jones for you to give from Indiana James!! I'll put money in your account Wednesday-don't forget your fingernail clippers!! Pack carefully since I'm not there to look over your shoulder.
Be sweet! Mama loves you!
MM

Monday, November 24, 2008

To: Drea (Daughter)
From: Gidget (Mom)
Subject: Holiday
November 21 7:34am

We spent most of the weekend getting ready for Thanksgiving. We washed the bedding, cleaned the basement, made a carrot cake, baked a ham for sandwiches, finalized the grocery list and found out the new washing machine does great on rugs. Let the party begin.
To: Nathan (Son)
From: Peggy (Mom)
Subject: (no subject)
Friday 21st November

Duh...Megan reminded me to tell you that we drew names on Sunday...you have DAN. I thought you would be pleased with that.
Gotta go...

love,
Mom
To: Allison (Daughter)
From: Ruth (Mom)
Subject: Red Mansion Critters
Friday 25th July

Remember the red bird house we put up too close to the street? It was discovered and is appreciated by -- two squirrels! They've even enlarged their doorway.
Maybe they're not residing full time; perhaps it's just privacy for an afternoon tryst
To: Cat (Daughter - green)
From: Cindi (Mom - grey)
Subject:
Sunday 19th August


To: Anthony (Son)
From: Annalee (Mom)
Subject: Gay tester
Thursday 6th September

I'm 36%. What does that mean?
To: Cat (Daughter)
From: Cindi (Mom)
Subject:
Sunday 10th August

To: Paul (Son)
From: Fiona (Mum)
Subject: Still missing you

We are having a lovely time - but getting a little weary. Today was lovely and we spent most of it on our own (except when we were on the coach with the thirty americans and only 2 other Aussies). The Yanks are mostly alright except the 7 New Yorkers who bitch about everything, including each other!

How's Jolly doing? Not pining away we hope. Please remember to take good care of yourselves. What are your plans for Tuesday night 21 October? Will we get to see you?

Please let us know that you are receiving these messages - haven't had a reply since Paul's on day 2.
Love you lots
To: Anthony (Son)
From: Annalee (Mom)
Subject: Music Trader
Thursday 11th September

What shift does Jay work? I was going to take in some CDs, try to find
a couple, and thought I would drop off a quart of pickles for his
little guy.
To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Australia in Perspective
Sunday 23 November

Yesterday I was standing in the kitchen when I saw a magpie go strutting past the sliding door, having a good sticky beak at everything. Then it hopped up on one of the chairs and I was watching Willis (who woke up on one of the other chairs) to make sure she didn't attack the maggie. When the bird hopped to one of the other chairs Willis rushed over to the sliding door, banging on it and her face saying "Let me in there's a great big feathery thing out here with long pointy bits and I'm scared". So I let her in and she pretended to be all cool and calm by turning her back on the door (once she made sure it was shut) and giving herself those little licks that she does when she's pretending to be cool. Poor Willis - the maggie did have an exceptionally pointed beak though. I think she's missing her cuddles from you - Dad and I just don't measure up. And I'm probably not helping matters by showing her pictures of you with other cats.
To: Kristin (Daughter)
From: April (Mom)
Subject: All Grown Up
Friday 4th August

Meredith started her senior year today. Freaky!!!!! She has to be at school at 7:15 a.m. Yuck!!!! Love ya, Mom

Sunday, November 23, 2008

To: Allison (Daughter)
From: Ruth (Mom)
Subject: a quick hi
Saturday 20th September

from ┼żagreb,

croatian kezboard totallz impossible, as zou can see from zour tzpist mom

on to budapest at dawn tomorrow all is well, will write again

much love to zou both, mom and dad

Friday, November 21, 2008

To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Christmas
Thursday 20th November

This is almost chatting! There, look at me chatting on line.
To: Allison (Daughter)
From: Ruth (Mom)
Subject: High Five
Tuesday 4th November

The redistributor-in-chief, the Muslim, Jew hater and socialist -- all rolled into one!
No Joe the Plumber (or Joe Lieberman!!) or Todd Dude or Diva Sarah!
Mazel tov!!!!!!!!!! Whew, what a relief.
I was about to phone you, but thought that you had perhaps fallen asleep, once assured that Obama had passed 270.
Much love, mama

PS. I think that a 20-year younger version of Keith Olbermann would be perfect for you: sharp, edgy, verbal, witty..........
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoo
To: Kristin (Daughter)
From: April (Mom)
Subject: his email
Monday 18th September

Yeah it is nice, said the spider to the fly. He needs to deal with it. DO NOT fall back in. You deserve the best and DO NOT settle for less. It is comendable that he apologized, but you need to take care of you. Be good to yourself so others can be good to you. He gets NO contact from you. Love ya mom
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject:

TOOK ADVIL - - NO HANGOVER. YES, IT WAS FUN AND I MET SOME VERY INTERESTING FOLKS.
To: Allison (Daughter)
From: Ruth (Mom)
Subject:
Tuesday 21st October

YOU ARE TOOOOOOO ADORABLE
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject: re: a favor...
Tuesday 4th April

always be the last one in and out of an elevator.
old standard: always remember to lower the toilet seat after use.
never use the C word.
To: Julia(Daughter)
From: Llewellyn (Mom)
Subject:
May 2007
My first Craigslist sale! A girl from Cambridge came with her friend and a Budget truck to see/buy/take away mattress, box and frame.
I wasn't murdered in my home, it went smoothly. They brought cash and loved our photos. And the stuff's gone. All for $100 bucks. Didn't move for $300 (Julia's price which was probably the right price..... I think I saw mildew on the box.
Mom
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject: another for Kristen
Thursday 6th April

This is another important piece of advice for a boy or girl child:

read to the baby from day one.
To: Ryan (Son)
From: Patricia (Mom)
Subject: STEPHANIE
Tuesday 6th November

Hello,
Just wanted to pass along to you both that Stephanie missed going to State for swimming in the 50 freestyle by 2 tenths of a second!!! She is a freshman and a senior beat her out. Stephanie is very pumped and now she knows that she needs to work a little harder next year. Just wanted you both to know. Have a great rest of the week and talk to both soon.
Love to U both
Mom
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject:
Sunday 30th July

Thank you so much for the CDs which I got today. I am very appreciative. (Is the word 'which' used properly or should it be 'that'? Can you explain the usage of those 2 words?

Good luck in your new home.

Love, Momma
To: Julia(Daughter)
From: Llewellyn (Mom)
Subject: Make No Mistake...
March 2008

Dear Daughters,
Let there be no ambiguity: should your father seek and win public office and should he plummet Spitzer-like into the cesspool, I will not be at his side at the podium.
Mommie.
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject:
Monday 23rd October

go to this, it's worth it.
http://howtoprankatelemarketer.ytmnd.com/
love, momma
To: Ryan (Son)
From: Patricia (Mom)
Subject: Immunization
Thursday 16th October

no JUST THE HEP VAX FOR HEP B , I THINK YOU GOT THE IMMUNIZATION FOR WHEN YOU WENT TO COSTA RICA.
Say Hi to Sean for me. Have a great time........I leave early Monday AM to Washington DC for the week; I need a break from learning.
Hope everything is OK with LA and you. Jenni and Tim are spending a long weekend at the cottage this weekend. Dave Berger and I are bowling in the 600-700 tourney on Sat; it should be fun and then Dad and I are running to Winona for Adam Pehlers 30th BD party.
Take care have fun!!! Oh by the way I am voting for Obama ;........Jen told me you were wondering......
Love U Mom
To: Lauren R (Daughter)
From: Yvonne (Mom)
Subject: RE: Nuthink in particular....
Wednesday 12th November

Mmmmmm.....now I know why I miss you ....and your words of wisdom [not]
soooo much......you make me larff!!!.... [well...smile actually...as I'm
at work....and any display of mirth may result in more work being handed
out....and we can't have that now....can we!!!]

Actually [for a change] your suggestions, are rather
'spot-on'.......and i rather think that that will be a better course
of action for all concerned!!!.....'
Malarkification' indeed!!!!

Much love.....xoxo
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject: looooooong time no speak
Thursday 24th August

That is wildly funny, Jake. Thanx for including me.

Love, Momma

P.S. I really do think there is much to your Elephant series...Outsider Art? Keep painting if you like it. If you don't, don't.

Jake, how do I Bcc on Safari if I do not want to show the bcc names? haven't been able to figure that out OR how to embolden or italicize email fonts. Any suggestions? I asked Sammy about the latter and she can't come up with an answer.
To: Nathan (Son)
From: Peggy(Mom)
Subject: wait, read this first
Monday 20th October

oops...I did not read this first...

Peggy

To: Allison (Daughter)
From: Ruth (Mom)
Subject: calcium citrate w/ D
Thursday November 13th


for you!

I just got you a bottle with 180 gelcaps -- you'll only need 3 daily,
so that's a two-month supply for you.
(My old bones require 9 pills a day to ingest 1500 mg)
But Alli chick only needs 500 mg daily.

Rainy day. Mama will prepare veal stew w/ vegetables, mashed potatoes
for papa and brother bear.
If you were here, I'd cook you some chicken sausages....or scrambled
eggs.......yum!


xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Family Pics
Sunday 5th October

Hey missing family member!

How’s things? I see the US is falling apart economically since you got there – last time they had huge bush fires didn’t they? Coincidence? Hmm.

Tell Drea I said Hi.

Missing you.

xxx

To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject:
Tuesday 30th January

DEAR JAKE,
I NEED THE NAME AND CONTACT INFO FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE PLAN FOR MY DANCE INSTRUCTOR. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST YOU A MONTH? THANX.
MOM
To: Kristin (Daughter)
From: April (Mom)
Subject: re:article about republican foreign policy
Tuesday September 12th

good article. we have to remember the boogie man is out there and we must keep a watch. Yes mistakes have been made, but i am sure we do not know all that is a threat to us. we must not live in la la land and be complacent. these people hate us and want us to all die and be taken off this planet and they have proven that they will stop at nothing to accomplish it. i will be watching, reading and listening to all candidates no matter what party and will vote my conscience. thanks for the info. love ya mom
To: Jake (Son)
From Lynn (Mom)
Subject: Sunday Dinner
Sunday January 28th

Tell me who is coming to dinner tonight? It will help me with my marketing.
To: Drea (Daughter)
From: Gidget (Mom)
Subject: visiting
October 9 10:27am

We went to Mitch and Mary's on Friday and to dinner at the Madcapper. They had spent a week on a dude ranch in Wyoming riding horses. The pictures looked beautiful. We'd love it, except for the horses thing.

Love,
Gidget
To: Kristin (Daughter)
From: April (Mom)
Subject: Re:Job
Monday 3rd September

I will say a prayer, will that do? How much does it pay?

We put the rest of the lights in the kitchen, Looks great. Love, Mom.
To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Hello
Thursday 16th October

You'll love this - last night's bus home was being driven by one of those jerky type drivers and Crazy got off the bus and threw up. It was only a bit but I think she ate some carrots for lunch. Also, she turned round so we could all see the action - gross. I did feel sorry for her though because those jerky type drivers make me feel a bit queasy also. I might have to get the next bus while he's on this shift.

So I hope you weren't eating anything nice and disgusting (like those cakes you took a photo of) while you were reading this.

Goodness me look at the time - I must go and try and look industrious.

Just one question - why does the LA Phil play at the Walt Disney place?


lotsalove, Mum. xoxoxox
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject: No Subject
Tuesday 27th March

found the earpiece hidden under my desk and the missing Rod Stewart ticket in between photos.
To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: What's Drea's Surname?
Wednesday 21st November

Is it Zuckerman?
To: Jake (Son)
From: Lynn (Mom)
Subject: No Subject
Friday 8th August

Momma Mia the Movie was thoroughly enjoyable. It could be a next Rocky Horror.

Love, Momma.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

To: Drea (Daughter)
From: Gidget (Mom)
Subject: Winter arrived
November 10 11:17am

Good morning. We had an uneventful weekend, spent mostly indoors watching the snow flurries by the fire. Actually, it melted as it hit the ground, so we don't have snow cover yet. It is gray and winter like though.

We met Kyle for lunch at Bonfire on Saturday. He told us about his Halloween costume and parties. He was someone from Dazed and Confused, a movie I know nothing about, and had a great time.


We went to iHop for breakfast on Sunday. Their pancakes are certainly more dessert than breakfast. I did some shopping on Sunday afternoon and got the green vest that Jade liked.

I also watched Made of Honor and the DaVinci code.

Have a good week.
Love, Gidget
To: Sarah (Daughter)
From: Elaine (Mom)
Subject: Re: Elaine.
November 20 4:33pm

OK. I have to work now anyway.

I just bought a fruit drink from downstairs – it’s flavour is Blood Red Orange and Ginseng. I was lured into the purchase by the name (Grassroots – so I thought it was organic) but when I got upstairs the print of ingredients on the label was so small I had to get the magnifying glass out. Turns out to be just another fruit drink (although it does taste nice). So my point is this – what’s the use of printing ingredients on the label if people can’t read them easily?