Skip to comments.'I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed': retired naval officer's email to children in full
Posted on 11/18/2012 6:52:14 AM PST by KeyLargo
'I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed': retired naval officer's email to children in full
This is the full email that retired Royal Navy officer Nick Crews sent to his son and two daughters in February expressing his and his wife's disappointment in them.
2:31PM GMT 18 Nov 2012
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.
We are constantly regaled with chapter and verse of the happy, successful lives of the families of our friends and relatives and being asked of news of our own children and grandchildren. I wonder if you realise how we feel we have nothing to say which reflects any credit on you or us. We don't ask for your sympathy or understanding Mum and I have been used to taking our own misfortunes on the chin, and making our own effort to bash our little paths through life without being a burden to others. Having done our best probably misguidedly to provide for our children, we naturally hoped to see them in turn take up their own banners and provide happy and stable homes for their own children.
A link would help.
Here’s the link:
How did this make the news?
Many of today’s families have come under the strain and continuous anti-family onslaught from the media and society. However, the parents are often just as much to blame for following those trends and not making the home a safe haven for raising children. Kids just don’t all of a sudden go ‘bad’. I don’t know the full story, but maybe the father should have come ‘off his perch’ when the kids were being groomed for life. Something major has gone wrong if three kids are on the verge of their fifth divorce!
Because it was posted into “BLOGGERS and PERSONAL” and not news.
Some people just don’t get it on FR!
This is what cultural Marxism results in.
Like the 27-year-old idiot I saw on TV SKATE-BOARDING with what looked like other neighborhood 12 year olds.
He had a full beard and a growing beer-belly, and you could just hear the disappointment in the fathers voice as he recorded his idiot son's biggest effort of the day: skateboarding down a hill on their street "instead of looking for a job"
The idiot son crashed at the bottom of the hill and since he is not a 12 year old he broke several bones and ended up in the hospital
An old post by an unknown FReeper many moons ago.
I bring it out and dust it off every once in a while.
You don’t get it either, some of us stay on COMMENTS so we see everything that comes up, undivided into sections. It is more interesting that way, you should try it rather than gripe.
Shamelessly stolen for future use ...
Imagine how David Petraeus’ father feels right about now.
Is that picture of the sign-carrying idiots for real?
The world sucks, take some responsibility for not doing your best. If every parent did their best, there would be fewer crimes, and smaller prison populations. And maybe Barkie would not have been raped into a socialist by Frank Marshall.
I’m sure the dad served his country well, but he’s bitter by his own admission. There’s a right time and place to tell your kids what they don’t want to hear, and he picked the wrong time and place. He’s as “whingy” as any of the kids.
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