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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We Made It

To Those of  Us  Born:   
1930 - 1979

At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, please read what he said. Very well stated, Mr. Leno.

1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!   

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered
with bright colored lead-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes,  we had baseball caps , not helmets on our heads..

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight..   
Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on..

No one was able to reach us all day.
And, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill,
only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play Stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games.
No 150 channels on cable,
no video movies or DVD's,
no surround-sound or CD's,
no cell phones,
no personal computers,
no Internet and no chat rooms...
and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt,
and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts, and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.   
Imagine that!!     

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!   
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers, and inventors ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility,
and we learned how to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!   

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:

'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'   
For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us...nothing further can be said.   
For the rest of us...may God continue His watch over you.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Never Take the Eucharist for Granted


Monday, March 29, 2010

The Gathering Storm

I don't know who came up with the idea for this photo But it is GREAT!!!

your auto industry, your banks, your health care, your taxes
and your personal choice....

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Please pray for Archbishop Chaput

We need to continue our prayers for Archbishop Chaput of Denver who has been a "Light of Christ" for us. May he find the grace and courage to continue to speak the truth.
Denver archbishop criticizes CHA 'counter-witness' against bishops on health care

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

If You’re against Obamacare, You’re Probably a Racist - Bill Burck and Dana Perino - The Corner on National Review Online

If You’re against Obamacare, You’re Probably a Racist - Bill Burck and Dana Perino - The Corner on National Review Online

Today, the New York Times features an article drawing a direct link between the Obamacare debate and the civil-rights struggle over 40 years ago. The title is “Past Strife and Jeers,” and here is the opening paragraph:

WASHINGTON — Forty-five years ago, John Lewis began the third of what became society-shifting civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. On Sunday, the anniversary of that famous trek, he joined hands with fellow House Democrats and marched past jeering protesters into the Capitol to remake the nation’s health care system.

We have no tolerance for intolerance and condemn anyone who would resort to racist name-calling. Shame on anyone who did. But shame on the New York Times for comparing those who protested the Democrats’ health-care policy with the virulent southern racists who participated in violent and often deadly protests against civil-rights demonstrators. Give us a break.

The Left’s plan for November is to promote exactly this kind of thinking, shaming opponents into staying at home rather than going to the polls to vote the bums out, while fooling proponents that opposition is nothing more than the most atavistic form of prejudice. With every poll showing that far more voters hate Obamacare than love it (with the balance made up of the lukewarm on both sides of the issue), this is the New York Times’s effort to help shift voter intensity — which spells turnout in November — in favor of Obamacare.

We suspect the electorate won’t prove so gullible. The Old Grey Lady is not as smart as she thinks she is, nor are Americans the ninnies she believes they are.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Real Meaning of Words









This year we have truly learned...
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass.....
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Be kinder than necessary,
Because everyone you meet
Is fighting some kind of battle.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

So, where are all the cries about Harry Reid being a RACIST? | Political Integrity Now

Here is the AP article concerning Reid's remarks about Obama. I am forwarding this from Political Integrety Now because I agree with the comments. We all know if this had come from a Republican, that person would be gone by the end of the week. We also know nothing will be done to Reid. The hypocrisy is ridiculous.

Also the AP article could not help but take a shot at Sarah. Heaven forbid that when a liberal screws up, they would have an article without bashing a conservative to make it 'fair and balanced'  BTW..what does Sarah have to do with Reid's remarks anyway?  Sheeeesh!!! 

So, where are all the cries about Harry Reid being a RACIST?