Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8 Nov 17 - 1057 ET - My Mother's arranged marriage.

**YESTERDAY. I told you I was feeling kind of yucky for a few days with nasal 

and chest congestion, coughing up a oyster-like substance and, like my father 

use to say, "I'm all stoved up," meaning I sore over most of my body. 

At my 2:20 PM appointment with Dr. Kwok, an old people's doctor, he checked 

me all over and then rushed out of the patient room to his next patient. His office

might bill Medicare for around $150, but they'll only pay about $75. Let's 

say Dr. Kwok has a full staff of 8 including himself and sees 20 patients a day, 

then he will receive from Medicare a total of $1,500. The remainder of his staff

receives a total $672 at, I'm guessing, $12 an hour, Dr. Kwok would receive 

$828. If utilities and other cost $200 a day, Dr. Kwok would receive $628 a day 

and a little over $78 dollars an hour.   

**TODAY. I don't have much to say for today yet, so instead of you reading and 

me typing, I'll do nothing and not waste your time or mine.


"Arranged marriages should be made by the soon-to-be husband and wife."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 3,580,000 results (1.26 seconds). 

No results found for "Arranged marriages should be made by the soon-to-be 

husband and wife."


**"'Hundreds' of LGBT Asians seeking marriages of convenience."

LBGT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and has nothing to do 

with what I going to type. I just thought you'd like to know. I sure like knowing.

What I'm going to type about is arranged/convenience marriages, both meaning

about the same to me.

Are you a part of a culture that seeks arranged/convenience marriages for a 

family child or adult? We are free in  this country to choose our marriage partner 

and not an arranged/convenience marriage. 

But 82 years ago things were different. My Mother's family was probably first 

Amish, then Mennonite and then Brethren in keeping up with religious times, so

to speak. In 1935 my Mother began dating my Father. Her Father, my 

grandfather Cline wanted Edith, my Mother, to marry a preacher. But Father's 

don't always get their way when dealing with their children, so my grandfather 

said to my Father "if you date my daughter for 5 years, you can marry her."

This story has a happy ending because my Father dated my Mother for 5 years

and they married in 1940. Two years later I was born, then about 2 years later 

my brother, Roland, then about 2 years later my sister, Nancy, then about 2 

years later my brother, Jerry. 

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