Thursday, January 15, 2015

Friday Letters

I used to write Friday Letters. Then I stopped. Now I want to do it again. Feel free to join me if you'd like.



Dear Weather:

I am so glad that you have stopped with the freezing cold temperatures. We are supposed to get all the way up to 60* tomorrow.


Dear Wrestling Coach:

There wasn't any reason for you to act like a jerk. It doesn't make the wrestlers like or respect you. Maybe you are the one who needs to relax. And treat all the boys the same. After all you are the coach.

Dear Hospice:

No I don't need anything. Contacting me almost six months later leaves me a bit cold. Where were you when I needed you?

Dear Self:

Keep working on that attitude. Thursday was a tough day!

Dear Family:

I love you guys! You are what keeps me going!


20 comments:

  1. Dear Paula,
    I love your Friday letters. What a creative way to summarize your week.

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    1. I can't take credit for the idea Kym. I used to link up with a blog that did these. She no longer blogs much and doesn't do Friday Letters anymore. So I will just do it by myself. LOL! Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. This is a cute theme, Paula; will have to do it sometime. I am sorry about hospice; a bit late to "step up" and see if you needed something. I agree, I think I would have had the same attitude towards them. Good to hear the weather is warming up. I never like it when coaches, especially coaches in high school or other grades that are responsible for coaching young kids, act inappropriately. It does not send a good example to those they might be influencing.

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty. I'd love to have you join me. Maybe I should try to make it into a link up so others can join if they like. Yes, warm weather will cure everything. It is currently 57* here.

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  3. Oh dear! I hope the coach was not your grandson's. Not a good example nevertheless. I once confronted a coach who acted incredibly rude, childish and irresponsibly. It was a coach on a visiting team. He was a TERRIBLE jerk during the game and I had already decided to have a chat with him because his actions were being copied by the girls on his team toward my granddaughter's team. However, when I found him after the game, he was making himself look big to the parents of his team members at the expense of the dignity of a member of my granddaughter's team. I asked to speak to him privately and he decided it wasn't necessary...so, even though I kept my cool, he was embarrassed in front of the parents and then reported to the state basketball league. I know the coach got a good talking to and in subsequent matches with that team, he exhibited a more appropriate behavior.

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    1. Unfortunately Gram it is one of my grandson's coaches. He is new this year. I've heard lots of complaints from Darian and his friends. Last night I saw it with my own eyes. Yep, I had to say something too. I'm not known for keeping my opinions quiet.

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  4. I like this theme!! I will join in next Friday!

    Linda in VA

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    1. Great! I will figure out how to set up a linky so we can all go around to see others Friday Letters!

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  5. Hey! I like this idea of Friday Letters. I also like the fact you told the hospice off! :)

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    1. I even wrote them letters after Richard died but never heard a word from them until yesterday. It has almost been 6 months. Too late, I think.

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  6. I am so sorry about hospice, that is awful how they treated you!! 60 degrees tomorrow! LUCKY! I would like to take part in your Friday letters too, I will start next week ( I will need to remind myself!)

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    1. Yes, it was very disappointing to me as well. We had the greatest nurse and I was sure that we would maintain a relationship and yet not one single word, even from her. I am excited that you will participate in Friday Letters.

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  7. Other than a condolance letter I never heard from Hospice again either. I would imagine that it is hard for the staff to maintain a relationship with every family they help. As soon as one person passes they are given another to work with. Glad your weather is breaking finally, still frigid here.

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    1. A condolence letter would have been nice. A simple card. It's the complete silence I am talking about. And yes, I know it is hard to maintain a relationship. But there is more to the story! 51* here right now

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  8. That business about the so-called coach (aka, jerk) struck a nerve. Whatever happened to the philosophy of 'building up' a child/young person instead of tearing them down? I'm way past the humiliation I felt in 4th grade, but the memory never really goes away.
    Good stuff, Paula.

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    1. Thanks Myra. We live in different times now, don't we

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  9. What a great way to get feelings off you chest!

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    1. Join me this Friday. I hope to have a link-up

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