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Disregard letters on picture, these are screenshots, and Jill had the lyrics scrolling in the first one.

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And Jill couldn't even hold Nurie's bouquet. She dumped it on Kaylee. She needed all the attention on her as she dabbed her fake tears (can't smudge the green eyeliner!).

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31 minutes ago, galaxychaser said:

You’d think Nuri was dying. 🙄

Or one of the poor starving waifs she's crying with. They certainly look like they could be. 

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Holy cow, dramatic much?  I always associate "farewell" as something you say to someone you are never going to see again.

Jill needs to grow up.  I only have 3 kids and 2 of them live in different states.  Of course I was sad when they left but we didn't sit around weeping on the last night- I only cried after they were gone.  

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I can just see Jill telling them to gather round and cry for the camera. 🙄

Maybe those poor kids were crying tears of joy because they thought with Nurie being gone, they'd get an ounce more of her share of breadcrumbs at meals. 

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1 minute ago, Zella said:

I can just see Jill telling them to gather round and cry for the camera. 🙄

Worse, I can see her gathering them around, picking up her phone and start telling them how sad they should be because they’re hardly ever going to see her again. 

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Anybody else notice that David Rodrigues didn't even bother to button his damn suit jacket to walk his firstborn down the aisle? Jill and David weren't behind the door when class was handed out, they were ten miles away and walking in the opposite direction. 

I know somebody will say he COULDN'T button his suit jacket over his enormous gut. I thought the same. But the jacket appears to be big enough to cover his belly. 

Other thoughts: Nathan and Nurie are both so homely, any children they produce will either be butt-ugly or absolutely stunning, in the weird way of human genetics. And they're both so skinny, I can see them producing kids who are as rotund as the grandfathers. 

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1 hour ago, satrunrose said:

Sometimes you see a picture that just makes you want to get in a car, head for Ohio, scoop up those two little waifs and be on a plane and stuffing them full of mcnuggets before their 'parents' notice anything's wrong. 

Veggies and milk later, we'll start with all the mcnuggets they can eat.

I'll be glad to throw in some large chocolate shakes as well

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1 hour ago, Heathen said:

 

Other thoughts: Nathan and Nurie are both so homely, any children they produce will either be butt-ugly or absolutely stunning, in the weird way of human genetics. And they're both so skinny, I can see them producing kids who are as rotund as the grandfathers. 

Yes,I've seen beautiful children come from rather homely looking parents,and homely looking kids come from beautiful parents.There's really no way to tell.Dna is a weird thing.

That said,I wish them nothing but beautiful,healthy,intelligent children who somehow manage to get an education and get a good career,in spite of all the fundie obstacles before them

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3 hours ago, galaxychaser said:

You’d think Nuri was dying. 🙄

Actually that's pretty tame by fundie standards.

The Maxwells talked about crying very hard when their first son Nathan got married and he moved next door or the house behind them, etc. 

Harold Mally is the father of two daughters, both of whom lived at home until they got each got married (two weddings less than a year ago). His words were way more dramatic. His older daughter Sarah (Mally, not Maxwell), got married in May at age 41 and we were chatting here about it. His younger daughter Grace was the first to get married in November 2019 and here's what old Harold said about 30/31-year-old daughter getting married. He's describing walking his daughter the aisle.

"We turned right and walked slowly to the center aisle. We stopped, turned left, and then simply stood there looking down this 50-foot white runner lined by candles and people. Standing at the other end were the groom and the preacher. We stood waiting for 6 or 7 seconds before taking our first steps. Time stood still. I felt like Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof when the motion stops, and he sees his daughter in the distance, and he is pondering the weight of what is happening. These few seconds looking down that white 50-foot path was, if it’s okay to refer to it this way, in the emotions of a father – the beginning of the end.

That doesn’t actually sound good for a father to say about walking his daughter down the aisle. It sounds negative. But that is not how it’s meant. To think that misses the point of what is actually happening, at least from a father’s viewpoint.As Grace and I paused there at the top of the aisle, we paused for a long time, or what seemed long. And as I stared down that glittering path ahead of me, a path I must travel, I finally felt the full impact of the event. The aisle represents more than meets the eye, and is weightier than one might think, until you are standing there gazing at the front. It represent a finality. At the end of the 50 feet in front of me something was coming to an end. Fifty feet away was a life change that was permanent. 

Staring down this glowing white scene drove home the power or impact of what was about to happen.  The drama was not that we were in the spotlight. The drama was that there was something scary at the end – it’s called “an end.” A true end. It was an intimidating realization that hit hard at that moment with some more-than-expected force. “I’m facing a finality! I’m only 50 feet away from it! A final end of family as it is!”

None of this is to make light of the fact that it was also a beginning. I knew that. And it is a bright beginning. A joyful one, a glorious one. Was there really an end? Yes, I guess one could say there was sort of a death and then a resurrection to something new. But in truth, both were good. It was a successful and wonderful conclusion and a joyful, glorious, new beginning. 

Oh the wonders of God’s ways; His designs, gifts and challenges, and His grace."

In some ways I guess it makes sense that it's harder for families that live together to be separated by marriage. I read a few articles and books that say historically marriage was like dramatic this for young women, because it was the first time they really left home. The articles speculated that part of the big elaborate weddings these days is subconsciously trying to rehash the drama getting married was for our ancestors. 

The little Rod girls crying reminds of the young Duggars crying at their sisters' weddings. 

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I didn't know the younger Duggars cried at their siblings' weddings, but given the sister mom thing I can see why. The people who did more of the actual child raising were leaving them. I do remember watching a really awkward clip of Derick and Jill saying goodbye en route to Danger America and one of the younger girls just sobbing uncontrollably. I think it was right around the time of the Josh scandal, so I'm sure there was a lot of stress in that house in general, but if I remember correctly, Jill was the only one consoling her. Everyone else just stood there like a goober while she was crying. 

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Jennie was a wreck when Jill got married, but Jill was by far the closest to her buddy group.  My sister (8 years younger) wept when I left for college too, so I don’t think it’s necessarily out of the ordinary for younger siblings to cry when separated from the older adult sibling for the first time, especially if they have a close relationship or if the sibling is a surrogate parent.

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7 hours ago, Zella said:

I can just see Jill telling them to gather round and cry for the camera. 🙄

Maybe those poor kids were crying tears of joy because they thought with Nurie being gone, they'd get an ounce more of her share of breadcrumbs at meals. 

Well, they're in thrall to a complete control freak. So I'm sure they pretty automatically respond to what she's wanting and signaling, before and beyond thought. And many of them probably believe the feelings they robotically demonstrate on (silent) command. While the demonstrations are happening, at least....

Not that they won't miss Nurie ... I'm sure at least some of them will miss her a lot...But revving up drama is a JR specialty....so I'm also sure the kids have that as part of their automatic equipment.....It'd be a matter of survival for them. 

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I'm trying to parse out the whole "Jill unfollowing Kendra" thing.  I don't know why.  Well, yes I do - I find it stupidly fascinating.

But let's say that Jill threw a hissy and unfollowed Kendra and Joe because they were invited but didn't attend the wedding.  That would be like me declining an invite to attend the wedding of my brother's wife's brother....so, my sister-in-law's brother, who I have only met a couple of times, like at my brother and sister-in-law's wedding, and maybe a baptism or two.  Other than that, I have zero connection to him.  So why would I attend his wedding and more importantly, why would I even be invited?

I mean, I get that Jill totally wanted as many Duggars there as possible so she could run around snapping pictures of them and then posting stuff like "Here is Nathan's new brother in law!  JOE DUGGAR!!!  Well I guess sort of because he is really ANNA DUGGAR'S brother in law but that makes him part of our FAMILY too because ANNA DUGGAR is NATHAN'S SISTER and now he is NURIE'S HUSBAND so that makes us all FAMILY!!!  WE LOVE YOU JOE DUGGAR!!"

I bet she is severely STEAMED that she didn't get the pictures and validation she wanted from the Duggars.  And while I loathe the Duggars, I gotta say - well played, Duggs.  Well played.

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Jill claims that the devil is making people think or believe anything that doesn't praise her view of the world. Imagine the guilt she puts on those poor kids if they ever dare to think for themselves!

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10 hours ago, Oldernowiser said:

Worse, I can see her gathering them around, picking up her phone and start telling them how sad they should be because they’re hardly ever going to see her again. 

That’s exactly what she did, I would bet on it.  That fucking bitch is a nasty piece of work.

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12 hours ago, Nysha said:

Wow, Jill must read the snark sites in real time. Jill, FEED YOUR KIDS!

Jill is positively addicted to social media because she's a narcissist and it gives her a lot of attention. What else would she have to do with her time anyway? /s

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2 hours ago, BetyBee said:

Jill claims that the devil is making people think or believe anything that doesn't praise her view of the world. Imagine the guilt she puts on those poor kids if they ever dare to think for themselves!

So I guess the devil has given up on hanging out in green bean cans and is out causing trouble again.

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18 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

I'd like to know that as well. They got married after the Jinger fiasco, so I doubt they were even invited. How on earth would Kendra know Jill?

Kendra seems to be a genuinely sweet and kind person, she is also just about the closest Duggar spouse in age to Nurie.  Probably Kendra smiled at them from across the room at some fundie gathering or said 'hello' and didn't try to avoid them; so Jill decided she was the one to befriend Nurie now that she is 'almost a Duggar' and friended her online.  And, Kendra, being a kind soul, accepted the friend invites that the rest of the Duggars ignored.  Then, Kendra and Joe were invited to the wedding since they were such sweet friends of the Rodriguii and had the nerve to not come and not send a gift (or not send a big enough gift).  So, Jill retaliated by unfriending her.

As far as other Duggars not being friends of Jill's, perhaps they turned down her repeated invites.  Anna was kinda stuck because of her brother and Kendra was just too darned nice.

Jill is like a stray cat; give her a bowl of milk (or smile or otherwise not ignore her) and she is going to follow you everywhere.

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2 hours ago, laurakaye said:

I'm trying to parse out the whole "Jill unfollowing Kendra" thing.  I don't know why.  Well, yes I do - I find it stupidly fascinating.

But let's say that Jill threw a hissy and unfollowed Kendra and Joe because they were invited but didn't attend the wedding.  That would be like me declining an invite to attend the wedding of my brother's wife's brother....so, my sister-in-law's brother, who I have only met a couple of times, like at my brother and sister-in-law's wedding, and maybe a baptism or two.  Other than that, I have zero connection to him.  So why would I attend his wedding and more importantly, why would I even be invited?

I mean, I get that Jill totally wanted as many Duggars there as possible so she could run around snapping pictures of them and then posting stuff like "Here is Nathan's new brother in law!  JOE DUGGAR!!!  Well I guess sort of because he is really ANNA DUGGAR'S brother in law but that makes him part of our FAMILY too because ANNA DUGGAR is NATHAN'S SISTER and now he is NURIE'S HUSBAND so that makes us all FAMILY!!!  WE LOVE YOU JOE DUGGAR!!"

I bet she is severely STEAMED that she didn't get the pictures and validation she wanted from the Duggars.  And while I loathe the Duggars, I gotta say - well played, Duggs.  Well played.

I'm getting so much joy over this drama. This is like a really fun trashy soap, where I'm on no one's side because the situation is so opposite of normal and everyone's so hilariously awful.

Anna (and possibly Josh) refusing to be part of the wedding party--and we all know Jill via Nurie asked...on the one hand, considering these people participate in weddings of those they barely know all the time, it's a definite snub and Jill knows it. And do we know if any of the M kids were in the bridal party? Because yikes, if they weren't. And let's add the fact that Anna made much more of an effort on her appearance for the Ark Encounter trip then she did for her brother's wedding. Rude? Sure. On the other hand, Jill has made no secret of the fact that she wants to latch on to the Duggars like a super-engineered leech. As much as Anna loves/d the fame that comes with being a Duggar, she's not wrong in not wanting to participate beyond the bare minimum when that participation would result in a constant stream of pictures with breathless captions from a unhinged-even-by-fundie-standards succubus. And that would be the least of it--Jill's familiarity would go off the charts. Better to nip that in the bud early.

None of the Duggar family except those immediately related to them attended...we've discussed before how fundies seem to send blanket invites to everyone. The Duggars all attended Priscilla and David's wedding en masse. I'm blanking on specifics, but they've also attended weddings of friends of friends of in-laws. They've also invited whole families they barely knew because of some tenuous connections. They invited the Rodriguii to at least 2 weddings. Jill is not wrong to be upset at none of them showing up. Except--see the paragraph above. Jill has devoted countless blog posts to the Duggars whenever she's in their vicinity. Imagine the horror show she would have unleashed if any of them had shown up to her daughter's wedding. Well played, Duggs, indeed.

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If the wedding was in Arkansas maybe the Duggar’s would have came. But I don’t blame for not going to Ohio. I’m loving the drama. I bet Jill right now is orchestrating everyone sadness crying because Nuri left.

 

Irony is I totally see Jill going to visit bestest friend Nuri next month. She will probably encourage Nuri to take pregnancy test with mama. Wouldn’t it be fun if both were pregnant at the same time.

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14 minutes ago, lascuba said:

I'm getting so much joy over this drama. This is like a really fun trashy soap, where I'm on no one's side because the situation is so opposite of normal and everyone's so hilariously awful.

You just perfectly described my attraction to Love After Lockup and, except for this summer's iterations, 90 Day Fiance.  😊

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17 hours ago, BradandJanet said:

Do they really think they can just flaunt themselves in the face of the virus and think God will protect them, or do they live in a conspiracy theory bubble in which the virus is just a hoax? My logical mind can't wrap itself around this. They travel and gather here and there, and I have to force myself not to wish them ill. Unfortunately, the virus doesn't care a bit who they think they are. 

 

 

 

Based on Jill's recent posts, where she fraudulently claimed that a nurse friend of hers had figured out that most positive Corona virus tests were wrong, I think we can put a check next to conspiracy theory/hoax. 

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14 hours ago, ginger90 said:

 

 

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This looks like one of those ads seeking donations for the kids at St. Jude's.

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16 minutes ago, doodlebug said:

This looks like one of those ads seeking donations for the kids at St. Jude's.

It really does.  The thought of Jill riling up her kids with her own stupid histrionics is truly disturbing.  One can only imagine the things she told them about Nurie leaving to get them to cry like that - and THEN she had to capture her little girl's pain for social media.  She is just beyond repulsive.

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3 minutes ago, laurakaye said:

It really does.  The thought of Jill riling up her kids with her own stupid histrionics is truly disturbing.  One can only imagine the things she told them about Nurie leaving to get them to cry like that - and THEN she had to capture her little girl's pain for social media.  She is just beyond repulsive.

I'm sure she was wailing and saying how they weren't going to see her etc... I understand the little ones are sad, but she could have instead talk about how they gained another brother or family. How Nurie is going on a new adventure and how excited they should be.... anything would have been better than driving these children to tears. 

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2 minutes ago, laurakaye said:

It really does.  The thought of Jill riling up her kids with her own stupid histrionics is truly disturbing.  One can only imagine the things she told them about Nurie leaving to get them to cry like that - and THEN she had to capture her little girl's pain for social media.  She is just beyond repulsive.

Reminds me a wee bit of Danielle from OutDaughtered. She must have said two or three times how awful it was that the quints and the oldest couldn't have birthday parties. But they never gave her the reaction she was looking for.

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3 minutes ago, libgirl2 said:

I'm sure she was wailing and saying how they weren't going to see her etc... I understand the little ones are sad, but she could have instead talk about how they gained another brother or family. How Nurie is going on a new adventure and how excited they should be.... anything would have been better than driving these children to tears. 

Of course.  She also could've told them that they were going to use Skype to talk to Nurie every week and Nurie would be sending them postcards and notes and they would do the same and they'd all get to see what her new life in Florida was like because she'd still be a part of their lives. Considering they are on the road in the stink bus nearly every weekend, she could also tell them of plans to visit Nurie at Thanksgiving or whatever.  But no, Jill needed hysterical sobbing, so she made sure she got it.

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This looks like one of those ads seeking donations for the kids at St. Jude's.

It does.  Or I was thinking a Renaissance painting where Nurie is an angel comforting the sick, starving and dying children.  Those poor babies are just pitiful to look at.  

We all seem to wish the best for Nurie and Nathan but does anyone really know what kind of guy Nathan is?  Are we assigning him kind characteristics because of his lacking in the looks department?  I'm actually a tad bit fearful for Nurie based on this alone.  What if he's been the runty, ugly boy his whole life and now is his opportunity to be the BIG MAN?!  He got a woman to order around now!  Ugh, I hope it's not true.  But sometimes those that have been beaten down enjoy taking a turn on someone else.  Especially with this type of "headship" set-up.  

Sadly, Nurie is such a non-human due to her Mother, I don't think she has it in her to rise up on her own. Therefore, the outcome of this whole sad situation rests with Nathan.   

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16 minutes ago, crazy8s said:

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Does the lil waif that is second on the right have on a pair of tiny high heels?! Not judging, because I find it kind of adorable.

I will say the one next to her holding the purse/bag/whatever looks SO heartbreakingly dead inside. 😢

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sorry didn't realize the pics were posted a few pages back

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 That's not the whole bridal party.  We know Priscilla was a bridesmaid and I assume there were some other groomsmen.

I would like to see who exactly was involved.

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I guess Joshs kids weren’t a part of the wedding hence Jill is mad. If they were Jill would have posted them 

Nathan and Nuri with his nieces/nephews the DUGGARS

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Hi Jill, so nice to know that you read our posts! Here's the thing, the devil doesn't give a rat's ass if your family is close or not. He only cares that you are a lying, narcissistic black hole of a human being. Why don't you go back to "saving" people at the laundromat? 

Also, feed your kids. 

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41 minutes ago, crazy8s said:

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The two Not-Nuries look exhausted and hungry.  Jill and Shrek are looking somewhere off to the side, making sure that no one eats Shrek's purple cake while they are otherwise occupied getting pics taken.  Timbits is singing a solo.  Nurie looks perplexed.  There are only two smiles in the whole bunch.  Great family photo, Jill.

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25 minutes ago, 3 is enough said:

 That's not the whole bridal party.  We know Priscilla was a bridesmaid and I assume there were some other groomsmen.

I would like to see who exactly was involved.

Nope, that's just the JRod family. 

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So looking at the photos available so far it appears that David Waller and Nathan's younger brother David were groomsmen.  I assume David was the best man.  Then there were 4 Rod boys.  So 6 total.  As far as the bridesmaids there was Jill, the 2 not Nuries, Priscilla, and I would assume two more?  Unless the youngest Rod boy was a ring bearer and not an usher, in which case they would only need need one other bridesmaid.

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34 minutes ago, Enya Face said:

Does the lil waif that is second on the right have on a pair of tiny high heels?! Not judging, because I find it kind of adorable.

I will say the one next to her holding the purse/bag/whatever looks SO heartbreakingly dead inside. 😢

I think the one with the purse and heels is Olivia and my heart breaks every time I see her.  

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