Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Post Script.
Just before Jamie drops out of the story for the time being - I would like to assert that in the last 27 years MTL has made up for his earlier behaviour in every possible way and although - God kmows, he isn't the Saint he would like to be thought of - he is all I could wish for.

21 comments:

FOUR DINNERS said...

n that's all yer need babe

PI said...

4d: true.

Larraine said...

Sigh.... I do hope these Wilderness years don't last too long.... Wanna get to the bit where you meet up with him again, like, tomorrow!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Boy, this is quite a narrative, Pat. Fascinating (for us, sometimes not for you).

PI said...

Hi Hoss: it's quite therapeutic. Glad you still have time to read.:)

PI said...

Larraine: this gal aint gonna spend years in the wilderness. The clue is in the title-'Past Imperfect'

kenju said...

I agree with Hoss; it is fascinating, Pat.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Oooooooooh! Pat, That sounds juicy!

Z said...

Wouldn't it be hard to live up to, to be married to a Saint? Practically perfect is quite enough for me.

PI said...

Thanks Judy.

PI said...

Z: the second time around I was having no nonsense and I think family and friends were a little shocked to have their St Jamie addressed as though we were on a totally level playing field - if you see what I mean. As far as I was concerned we were - even if I was a mere woman!

R. Sherman said...

What's good about this story, dear, is that even though we know the "end," we still want to see how you get there.

Cheers.

PI said...

Sam: that's about righr!

Randall: glad you said that becaus MTL thinks it would be stronger if i hadn't given the ending away. But who knowa what the ending will be?

Dr Maroon said...

Pat, obviously I have been siding with you 100%. Realising that there was a resolution though, I was biting my tongue and not castigating the man for his foolishness in not snapping you up. I glad I did, because as you say, you were both terribly young.
Also it’s sometimes difficult for people today to understand the practicalities that young people had to think about then before setting up home. Today, we take for granted instant credit, a well developed welfare state, national health service and so on, we forget sometimes that these are fairly recent developments and show I suppose how far the country’s come since that time just after the war.

I’m starting to sound like my parents. But twenty-two IS young, so there’s some mitigation. I certainly wouldn’t like to meet my twenty-two year old self. I’d probably give him a thorough thrashing.

Dartmoor will be fantastic. You’ve left the tale at a perfect place and we shall all be here when you pick up the thread. Have a smashing time.

Dr Maroon said...

Pat, obviously I have been siding with you 100%. Realising that there was a resolution though, I was biting my tongue and not castigating the man for his foolishness in not snapping you up. I glad I did, because as you say, you were both terribly young.
Also it’s sometimes difficult for people today to understand the practicalities that young people had to think about then before setting up home. Today, we take for granted instant credit, a well developed welfare state, national health service and so on, we forget sometimes that these are fairly recent developments and show I suppose how far the country’s come since that time just after the war.

I’m starting to sound like my parents. But twenty-two IS young, so there’s some mitigation. I certainly wouldn’t like to meet my twenty-two year old self. I’d probably give him a thorough thrashing.

Dartmoor will be fantastic. You’ve left the tale at a perfect place and we shall all be here when you pick up the thread. Have a smashing time.

Dr Maroon said...

Pat, obviously I have been siding with you 100%. Realising that there was a resolution though, I was biting my tongue and not castigating the man for his foolishness in not snapping you up. I glad I did, because as you say, you were both terribly young.
Also it’s sometimes difficult for people today to understand the practicalities that young people had to think about then before setting up home. Today, we take for granted instant credit, a well developed welfare state, national health service and so on, we forget sometimes that these are fairly recent developments and show I suppose how far the country’s come since that time just after the war.

I’m starting to sound like my parents. But twenty-two IS young, so there’s some mitigation. I certainly wouldn’t like to meet my twenty-two year old self. I’d probably give him a thorough thrashing.

Dartmoor will be fantastic. You’ve left the tale at a perfect place and we shall all be here when you pick up the thread. Have a smashing time.

Dr Maroon said...

I had trouble with the blogger thing there. If you haven't received a post please say, if you received 10 all the same, then it's blogger getting me back because of my number 19 bus comments.

PI said...

Hi doc: thank you for the very insightful comment and I'm sorry it published twice - it could have been more. Blogger is a bugger!
As for the story - timing is all and the only regrets I have is the hurt I may have caused along the way: my past is imperfect!

Dr Maroon said...

You’ve mentioned a couple of times about an imperfect past. Great! That’s what us in the cheap seats want to hear.

It’s always astounding when somebody famous is interviewed and inevitably they are asked;
“What, if anything, would you change in your life ?”
And they always answer;
“Not a thing Michael. Not…one…thing.”

What? Nothing? How unimaginative is that?
Anyone worth their salt would alter and fiddle with every single aspect of their past life if they were given the chance.

Sorry for going on. I’m tired and emotional. The digibox has packed up so I’ll spout off to anyone.

Dr Maroon said...

You’ve mentioned a couple of times about an imperfect past. Great! That’s what us in the cheap seats want to hear.

It’s always astounding when somebody famous is interviewed and inevitably they are asked;
“What, if anything, would you change in your life ?”
And they always answer;
“Not a thing Michael. Not…one…thing.”

What? Nothing? How unimaginative is that?
Anyone worth their salt would alter and fiddle with every single aspect of their past life if they were given the chance.

Sorry for going on. I’m tired and emotional. The digibox has packed up so I’ll spout off to anyone.

PI said...

Doc: I should tell you that comments come to me first so there is a delay if I am elsewhere. I'm the worst as far as comments are concerned as mine are always duplicating - sometimes triplicating - that's beginning to sound rude.
As for Imperfect Past it will loom in the future and I will have to decide how much to censor it. Still not for a while yet! My Mum always used to say 'Pat you tell too much!'