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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:20 PM

Retired British Naval Officer's Letter to his Children

I don't know if this has been posted yet on DU, but I just found this on another site and liked the way he tells it like it is:

"Dear All Three

With last evening's crop of whinges and tidings of more rotten news for which you seem to treat your mother like a cess-pit, I feel it is time to come off my perch.

It is obvious that none of you has the faintest notion of the bitter disappointment each of you has in your own way dished out to us. We are seeing the miserable death throes of the fourth of your collective marriages at the same time we see the advent of a fifth..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9686219/I-am-bitterly-bitterly-disappointed-retired-naval-officers-email-to-children-in-full.html

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OnlinePoker Nov 2012 OP
longship Nov 2012 #1
OnlinePoker Nov 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #6
longship Nov 2012 #7
flying rabbit Nov 2012 #2
loli phabay Nov 2012 #4
Historic NY Nov 2012 #5
FightForMichigan Nov 2012 #8
Skittles Nov 2012 #9

Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:46 PM

1. And he chose to do this at Telegraph.co.uk?

Airing his family's laundry so publically?

I am sure that he thought that this would solve his family's problems. But I find this a horrific methodology to find such a resolution.

No rec here.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:14 PM

3. He sent it to his kids in February

The article doesn't say how it made it to the internet from there, but I found this on an ABC item about it:

"Crews sent the email in February and his eldest daughter Emily Crews, 40, recently asked him whether she could make it public in order to create some buzz while she works on a book about starting over."

So it was the daughter who chose to air the laundry in public with his permission. It doesn't say if she asked her siblings how they would feel about it.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:49 PM

6. His daughter published it

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:56 PM

7. Got it! Thx. nt

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:53 PM

2. !!!

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:22 PM

4. bravo commander. i commend his honesty in how he feels about his kids

 

Not sure if i would have let it go public though.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:21 AM

8. If Professor Snape had kids, this is the kind of dad he'd be.

I suggest re-reading it with Rickman's voice in mind. It's delicious.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:54 PM

9. if all their friends were honest they would know they are not alone

yes INDEED

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