Blondie, you seem to be a serious, and loyal person. You're a bit of an anomaly - seemingly conservative and yet with a flair for the weird. Why not just embrace that and get a new family?
I might have stayed, except for two things:
1. I don't negotiate, ever. I give what I'm going to give and if you ask for one penny more, then you've asked for it and God help you.
2. My wife became their target.
If I had stayed you'd be reading about me in the news.
What my fellow elders wanted me to do was to have me put my wife in her place or let them do it.
I have one nuclear button and she is it. Touch that and make no mistake about it, they will not find the body.
Since I know this about myself I chose to cut it all off completely.
Congrats Shirly and Leavingwt... :)
More power to you. Yo remind me of Otis on the old Andy Griffith show.
Cantleave... you can. They are shutting the doors. Consider that you are sending funds to those who are doing evil with these instead of sending funds to those with whom you could be at harmony with.
CandlelLight - it is a truth that to accept the views of others of YOU will affect negatively your own views of yourself. You do have limitations and these are human ones.