[Vision2020] Not that anyone except Doug Farris cares
melyndahuskey at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 31 10:01:44 PST 2005
But, in fact, the living arrangements in my home are not at all as he imagines.
I am the legal owner of our home. My parents have kindly consented to live with me, Joan, and their grandchildren, a fact for which I daily give thanks. No one who lives in our home pays rent, for obvious reasons.
Joan and I are not legally married. Nevertheless, my parents refer to Joan as their daughter-in-law, reflecting their profound affection for her and their recognition of the permanence of her relationship to them, to me, and to our children. No lawbreaking is involved in this usage.
None of this is very complicated. Nor yet is it very interesting, except to the kind of prissy, vindictive busybody who would refer to me as Joan's "concubine," speculate on our right to have children at all, or accuse me of breaking the law for persisting in loving and honoring a woman with whom I have shared 13 blissfully happy years, and with whom I hope to spend the rest of my life.
Can we move on to some topic of actual local interest now, Doug Farris?
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