Some of you remember about 9 months ago when my son's fanatic witness mother ( my ex ) tried E-mailing him at college to preach to him of the evils of higher learning. He stood up for himself admirably. She left him alone - but she's back at it again like a bad dream that just won't quit ! LOL! As if on cue - the night before my son and his girlfriend were to leave for a few months to caretake a ranch in Oregon - his mom calls my cell phone while he and his girlfriend were visiting us the last 2 weeks. Is this witness woman a damned psychic or something ?
My ex-wife says to me on the phone, " I hear Flipper junior is going to travel to Canada , or has new age ideas . Is he joining a cult ? I'm so worried because there are lots of people like David Koresh out there who would entrap our son with cultish ideas ! " I felt like saying , " Takes one to know one. " But thought better of it. Then I told her , " No nothing like that ! Flipper junior is just wanting to live off the land like the native Americans and him and his girlfriend are caretaking a 400 acre ranch, taking care of the grounds and animals in Southern Oregon. They are looking after it while this married couple go out of the country. Flipper junior is NOT involved in a cult . "
Then my son who was watching said, " Let me talk with her. " So, relieved at not having to talk to my ex- I handed him the phone as Mrs. Flipper, his girlfriend and myself got our bags of popcorn to watch and listen to the conversation between Flipper junior and his mom. He told his mom, " Why are you calling me now - when you have only talked to me a few times in 6 years since I've been out of the witnesses ? Now when I'm ready to move out of state ? " She said, " I'm just so concerned son with Armageddon getting so close that all you want to do is live off the land and go caretake a ranch somewhere ! You need to do more with your life ! " My son said, " Mom, we as humans can accomplish a lot ! We can conserve and look after the environment and make changes to this planet if we all pitch in and do our part ! ' His mom said, " Son, we don't have it in us to make these changes. Only Jehovah can do that ! " My son said , " Mom, Armageddon is NOT going to happen . We all need to make changes and help the environment. Even Jehovah's Witnesses pollute the environment using gasoline and oil in their cars ! " My son continued and stated he and his girlfriend were happier than they had ever been helping the earth and environment .
Then his mom said," Son, your thinking is from Satan ! It is inspired of demons ! " Then my son basically told his mom this conversation was going nowhere and he would send pictures of where they were moving and he would E-mail them to her. After he got off the phone I told my son that I was proud of him for standing up for his beliefs - and he felt better verbally telling his mom things he wanted to say for a long time to her ! So I felt happy he could make a stand. So what do you think of this interchange ? As always I welcome your thoughts and observations ! Take care, Peace out, Mr. Flipper