Voluntary amputation article
Nackles at aol.com
Nackles at aol.com
Mon Apr 9 20:37:12 PDT 2001
In a message dated 4/9/01 1:09:42 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
mlaute at micron.net writes:
<< You're not an amputee, and you say you're not an amputee devotee. Why are
you on this list? Margaret Lauterbach
While I know Regina is more than capable of repsonding herself, I thought I
might adda bit of history.
Both Regina and I have been here since the very first day of Amp-L's
existence. I don't know about her, but I am hesitant to leave, even if I do
contribute far less frequently than I used to.
Unlike Regina, I am a so called devotee of amputees, though I would seriously
despute the plural usage of the word. I am now a devotee of my husband
Michael (who is a DAK) and have been for the last five years. Happiest five
years of our lives, without a doubt. Which is naturally the reason we seldom
post anymore, too busy being the happily married couple that we are.
For those of you who remember us and our rather bizarre sense of humor I have
a somewhat amusing tale brought back from the shores of our recent trip to
England. Michael, has a brother who has been in England the last 55 years,
while Michael who is 7 years older has been in America for the last 42. I
couldn't help but notice when we would go into shops the cashiers and the
like refering to my beloved husband as having a "thick American accent". If
you know anything of the English culture you will understand Michael did not
take the news well at all. Here in America of course we are still duped into
thinking his accent is British. I thought the question could best be settled
by asking his brother Tim what he thought.
"Tim, do you think Michael has an American accent?" To which he replied,
"Yes, poor fellow, must have been the stress of losing his legs". Obviously
having an American accent was a fare worse fate.
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