Hold,

It is always good being rewarded or recognized for work well done. It is also nice that Mrs Hold shows appreciation. I think it means the most to family and colleges.

My daughter rang a few days ago, all excited, to tell me she had just got a 10% bonus. Naturally I was delighted for her.

The thing is Hold, I dont expect anything from my daughter and I think it is a little ungracious to again pin FS on to all of Mrs Holds motivations. Even if it is true.

Rather, I think Mrs Hold is genuinely happy for you. She seems to have turned a corner some time ago.

Dont turn the clock back. You can not win her with money. Thats prostitution.
Just how many cars can you give a woman away? Its a loosing hand.

Enjoy the simple moments as they come and it will be enough.