Joan Wheeler pits people against each other and solictes my daughter to commit a crime October 20, 2011Posted by gertmcqueen in Uncategorized.
Evidence of how Joan Wheeler sets people against each other and how she exploits and tries to enlist my daughter into committing crimes!
Remembering my Dad October 19, 2011Posted by gertmcqueen in Uncategorized.
a new post on:
October 19, 2011 by gertmcqueen
Translating your emotions into internet text can be fraught with dangers, misinterpretations, and people just need to chill out. October 17, 2011Posted by Ruth in Lessons in Life.
Living with Internet text.
We all know that the internet is an invaluable tool to keep in touch with out of town family members, friends and acquaintances. Internet social mediums such as myspace and facebook have brought millions together. As do the various discussion forums.
There have always been little rules like softening your opinion with little smilies, J to show your mood. A colon : and a parentheses ) together gives you a cute smilie. : )
Another rule is when you capitalize you are in essence yelling or raising your voice. This is usually in chat rooms. In chat rooms, you don’t have the luxury of underlining or italicizing certain words. So lots of times people capitalize a word here and there to emphasize a word, to reflect a tonal inflection.
I put out a bi-monthly newsletter (The Ari Chronicles) for my local Star Trek group. So I do a lot of writing. I have customized my Microsoft Word to have my default font as Tahoma. Size 11. This is because Tahoma is a nice clean font. Size 11 is perfect. Not too big, not too small. When I write an article for The Ari Chronicles, I routinely capitalize words or bold them for emphasis. I’ve been writing articles for the newsletter since the year 2000, and took over the complete newsletter in 2006. I’ve never had a complaint about my style of writing. Or the style of the text, or the formatting. I’ve gotten compliments in fact. This post is in Tahoma style, size 11, imported from Word document, and WordPress imported it just fine.
I have my primary email account through MSN Hotmail. Hotmail uses a default setting of Times New Roman in font 10 or 11. I generally use it when I send out an email. From time to time, I will go in and change the font or text color. But Hotmail is really a pain in the ass to use. It was just fine until about 2 years ago when they upgraded it. They offer Tahoma in size 10, which translates too tiny, and size 12 which translates too big. Hotmail’s Tahoma 12 relates to Word Document Tahoma 14.
I didn’t know this until a couple of weeks ago when I sent out an email. I had written a heartfelt letter to someone. Poured my heart out. It was emotional, dealing with personal issues and human emotions. I typed it out in Word Document just like I do normally and had Hotmail import it. Because I had proofread it before I imported it, I didn’t proofread again. And sent it off.
The recipient took offense over my email and it’s formatting. He said I was yelling at him. I did no such thing. And I took his response as a slap in my face, a hard one in fact.
I have gotten emails from people that have been formatted in gigantic letters! So big only three or four words fit in a single sentence. Some of them were in garish colors that hurt my eyes. Yuck. But I was brought up in the manner that you don’t criticize another person for such silly petty things.
And let’s talk about eyes. I am 59 years old. I have worn eyeglasses since I was a small child. It is a well known medical fact that after the age of 40, macular degeneration sets in. People can no longer focus on print close up. This is why you see older people holding their reading material at arm’s length. So along with my inherited astigmatism, resulting in me needing eyeglasses my entire life, I also have the normal aging macular degeneration. Even with my bi-focals, it is difficult to read little tiny print. Hence, my default setting of size 11 for my Tahoma font.
It was not my fault that Hotmail translated my size 11 Tahoma written missive into a huge print. And I’m not going to apologize for it either.
What pisses me off, is this 33 year old pisspot turns around and starts lecturing me about email protocol. He has no respect for his elders. And a family member at that! My gut instinct tells me, that he needs to be placed over my knee for a good old-fashioned spanking.
Instead of giving me the benefit of the doubt, this 33 year old pisspot takes offense and verbalizes his distaste over my font size. And the fact that I capitalized some of my words. What a petty person.
And it shows me he doesn’t know me at all. Everybody who knows me, knows that I am outspoken, and do not hesitate to stand up for myself. There are certain things that I will not tolerate. And being lectured to by someone almost half my age is one of them!
Instead of writing back and saying – “Hey now, next time you email me, watch your font size.” Not a problem. I may be outspoken, but I know I’m human and make mistakes, and when my mistakes are pointed out to me, I will correct them. Because that is how I am. When I fuck up, (which I do occasionally), I will admit it.
Well, that’s it for my rant. Lesson learned for me – those little whipper-snappers, those younglings can’t stand big and bold statements or big and bold fonts. Guess I’ll have to talk down to them from now in a font size that their petty little minds can relate to. How’s this K.? – this is font size 8. Next time, I’ll use font size 4 at him, since he acted like a 4 year old!
Joan Wheeler needs to stop judging my life October 13, 2011Posted by Ruth in Joan Wheeler Speak - how Joan views the world, Uncategorized.
Tags: adoption, adoption reform, being downright nasty, dishonesty, judgment calls, Lies, stupidity, swearing, trailer trash, using obscenities
In her stupid book, Joan makes a lot of judgment calls – she puts down people in trailer parks, (trailer trash she says). She puts down people living in Buffalo’s inner city (never mind she herself once lived in the inner city), she puts down my sister Gert because of her religion, she put me down because I like horror movies and I’m a neighborhood activist who stands up to drug dealers and organized a block club.
SEE END OF POST FOR UPDATE INFO
She published an obscene note that she received in the mail – there were two different handwritings on the note – and she said that the note was written by me and my best friend – neither sample of handwriting on the note is mine or my friend’s. Joan then says the language on the note is the same inner city style language that me and my friend use. And that language reflected the lifestyle we had chosen.
Okay, I admit it, I so swear. So what? So do a lot of people! — ha ha ha! So does Joan! On the Adult Adoptees Advocating for Change forum, she calls us, her birth sisters fuckheads.
So what’s up with the inner city trash moniker? Let’s examine the White Trash at work.
In August 1990, I accompanied Joan to the mall. I was at her house – in the inner city and we were going to take her then 4 year old daughter with us. It was just after 6:00 pm – a beautiful sunny summer late afternoon. Joan’s husband had just gotten home from work about 20 minutes earlier and was sitting in the living room watching the evening news. Joan and I were outside. I was standing on the sidewalk in front of her house, and Joan was backing the car out the driveway. When she got the car down to the sidewalk, she got out of the car, and Joan’s daughter, who had been standing on the porch steps started walking across the lawn to her mother and stepped in dog poop. Joan let out some nice colorful metaphors! “Son of a bitch! COLBY!” Joan grabbed her daughter’s arm and marched her back up the porch steps. “COLBY GET OFF YOUR FUCKING ASS AND BE A FATHER TO YOUR KIDS!” By this point, she had opened the front door and shoved her daughter in the door. She then stood on the front door and continued her tirade- yelling and screaming obscenities! Meanwhile, I stood on the sidewalk, mortified. I looked around and saw the neighbors stop what they were doing to watch. I wanted the earth to swallow me up. Because Joan and I look a lot alike, I was sick. I didn’t want these people to know I was related to this raving lunatic.
So Joan – look at the quote from Bob Marley – yes, I, Ruth, do swear and use cuss words, but so do you.
And by the way, MY lifestyle includes a 39 year career with the same employer – Joan can’t hold down a job at all. MY lifestyle includes a very happy and stable marriage. MY lifestyle includes many good friends, a wide and varied number of interests and hobbies. Unlike Joan, who actually chronicled her wasted life in her stupid book.
You really should have made sure your own hands were clean Joan before you started judging my life and plastering MY life in the pages of your stupid book. And may I ask one more time? – what does MY life have to do with YOUR adoption? What does the fact that I am a neighborhood activitst have to do with her adoption and adoption reform? What does the fact I live in the inner city have to do with her adoption and adoption reform? What does the fact that I like horror movies have to do with her adoption and adoption reform? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! So what is it doing in her book? Yeah, tell us again how your book is about you and adoption reform. That trash book was about US and all the other people in your miserable life that you wanted to get back at. Tell the dam truth for once in your life.
UPDATE, FEBRUARY 2016, as older posts are being seen I’m updating with links to my second blog and a Facebook page wherein I expose AGAIN the lies, fabrications and hate that Joan M Wheeler says about me and family. After the first book was pulled from publication by the publisher, May 2011, she has ‘self-published’ another ‘revised’ version. In this ‘version’ called ‘duped by adoption’ she has increased her exploitation by including PICTURES and REAL NAMES and much more personal information violating again the families. Joan has no decency NOR shame. There is NOTHING in this book for adoption reform. She is totally against adoption and her two families. To learn more see…
I admit it! I lied about not writing a letter and making a phone call to Joan Wheeler! October 11, 2011Posted by gertmcqueen in Uncategorized.
New page added to my Keys to Life blog October 7, 2011Posted by Ruth in Uncategorized.
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Joan Wheeler’s condescending bullying behavior October 6, 2011Posted by gertmcqueen in Uncategorized.
A new post at Reclaiming the Sippel-Herr Family Honor gertmcqueen.wordpress.com
Joan Wheeler’s call to arms…a new 5 part series October 1, 2011Posted by gertmcqueen in Uncategorized.
There is a new 5 part series on Joan Wheeler’s behavior and how the Adult Adoptees Advocating for Change…operate. If you want to see bullys in action and how their pathetic minds work and how birth siblings are treated by Joan Wheeler, you MUST read these. Come on over to:
Reclaiming the Sippel-Herr Family Honor
Joan Wheeler’s Call to Arms part one on October 1, 2011
Joan Wheeler’s Call to Arms part two on October 1, 2011
Joan Wheeler’s Call to Arms part three on October 1, 2011
Joan Wheeler’s Call to Arms part four on October 1, 2011
Joan Wheeler’s Call to Arms part five on October 1, 2011