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Cletus    Posted 04-22-2002 at 22:38:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know that I've only spoken here a few times, but I've got a problem . My peach crop down here in SC is going to be a big one, but my daughter is about to run off with a ******* ******* to Atlanta, Georgia. I tred to talk her into Clemson with no luck even though they have a fine Dairy Science Department. That's my specialty with milk cows.

Any advice will be appreciated. Clete

Been there    Posted 04-25-2002 at 19:34:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hold your tongue as best you can and let her know you love her,and that your door is always open,even if you don't agree with or condone her choices.It's a whole lot easier to hold some stuff in,then to take it back once you've done said it.Trust me.

jiM    Posted 04-23-2002 at 04:37:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where abouts in SC, I'm in Walnut Grove. At least she didn't go to Athens.

Von    Posted 04-23-2002 at 06:41:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Saluda County country boy here.
Travel into the city of Lexington to work.


DeadCarp    Posted 04-23-2002 at 00:39:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good luck Cletus - I know you don't want to hear this, but if she's headstrong, the only thing you can do is support her decisions and love her anyway. Someday you might have a rainbow family like the rest of us, and that ain't all bad either. Kids & pets aren't usually disciplined too much - only loved too little. :)

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-22-2002 at 22:47:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy that's a tuff one. Don't know how old she is or any of the reasons she wants to go. My daughter "below post" is only 16 and I try to keep her into the animals and I'm lucky she loves it. But I have another one who is 27 and she is just the oppisit. I learned a lot raising her and did a lot of things different this time. More things to do at home and responibilitys has kept her doing good. Each kid is different. Good Luck, Mark H.

WallSal55    Posted 04-24-2002 at 11:06:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I have 3 daughters. And if they make up
their mind they are going to do something, they
will. My college daughter switched career choices. I also enrolled her at a Business College, then WIU, and then choose college #3.
(All enrollment fees--nonrefundable, of course.)
She has stuck with the 3rd college, now talks of
taking different courses at another place, but
sticking with same career choice.
Another daughter said I am going to get outta
here at 18, did so, did fine for a year, met
Mr. Right, except when they moved closer to their
jobs, everything didn't go right $, they are still together, but he moved back in with his
dad, and she back with us! I hope to have him
for a son-in-law someday, but jobs/money seem to
be a problem for them.
The oldest daughter (24), who had always been
home, hardly dated) is moving in with
somebody she will have known 2 months. (?)
Some days, I think I will pull my hair out, and some days it doesn't look so bad. I think it
is because I am getting older. I have a son
in High School!
If you want your kids to follow in your footsteps, believe me, some will, some won't.
Some rebel, and say they will never become you,
and behold ten or twenty years later, they are
doing exactly the same thing you did!
Life took some twists and turns for us, and
here we are, on a 3 acre farmette, trying to
live (pint-sized) lives like our farming parents.

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