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Am I a Scrooge?

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I donate generously to charities. I'm a bleeding heart liberal.   Last week early in the morning I drove by a man sleeping on the sidewalk in front of an empty store.  I stopped and put $40.00 under his covers.

Yet when I read articles about women who had a rough upbringing, struggle through hard times, get some help, were homeless, are now taking college classes, etc., how The Season of Sharing helped them....then the next sentence is she's now living in an apartment with her 2 year old and 6 month old   I want to scream..

I can't understand why a women in those circumstances would think having children is a good idea?  Makes me want to NOT donate to The Season of Sharing!

These stories take place in liberal urban areas.  There are Planned Parenthood facilities and low or no cost health clinics available for birth control.

Maybe the first pregnancy was when  she was still struggling, but the next one...after she was finally starting to get her act together???

Am I a Scrooge?

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They are criticized no matter the choice they make.  The only difference is who is judging and complaining. 

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Where is the man in this story? Is he doing his part? Is she getting any child support?

 

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I had a vasectomy in 1986 at the age of 29 just before I got married the first time.

I haven't seen nor spoken to my first ex wife in 31 years. If we had had a child together, I'd probably still be dealing with her.

I owe it all to a game that my parents bought for us kids back in 1965.

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Now this is a funny cartoon!

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I liked the cartoon awfully well, too. I have shaved many a 'scotum' back in the days when the OR made the floor nurses do pre-op preps, but fortunately never had to incise them. 

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Our cardiac surgeon's orders for the night before open heart surgery were for a licensed nurse to shave the front of the patient from neck to knees, including arm pits, and torso sides. Some men were so hairy we couldn't use the sink for the water because it would stop it up. 

When I was an LVN that was almost always my job. Once when I was working as monitor watcher an RN watched the rhythms while I shaved her patient. 

When we were little our musician Daddy woke up about noon on Saturday mornings after working Friday night. When we came into their bedroom he would lie prone with only PJ bottoms. He kept his eyes closed as we put objects on his back and he asked question trying to guess what it was. He guessed the hairbrush fastest.

We also counted the seven hairs on his chest. 

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