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One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..
The Grandfather replied, “Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
‘ polio shots
‘ frozen foods
‘ contact lenses
‘ Frisbees and
‘ the pill
There were no:
‘ credit cards
‘ laser beams or
‘ ball-point pens
Man had not invented :
‘ air conditioners
‘ clothes dryers
‘ and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
‘ space travel was only in Flash Gordon books.
Your Grandmother and I got married first,… and then lived together..
Every family had a father and a mother.
I called every woman older than me, “mam”.
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir.”
We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the Bible, good judgment, and common sense.
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.
We thought fast food was eating half a biscuit while running to catch the school bus.
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios.
And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan ‘ on it, it was junk the term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam.
Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, … but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
In my day:
‘ “grass” was mowed,
‘ “coke” was a cold drink,
‘ “pot” was something your mother cooked in and
‘ “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby.
‘ “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office,
‘ “chip” meant a piece of wood,
‘ “hardware” was found in a hardware store and
‘ “software” wasn’t even a word.
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap or from the archives.
How old do you think I am?
Are you ready ?
This man would be only 70 years old today. ANON
Can you image that I am 87 when we did not have many other things. C Brewer 12-27-17
I wonder if anyone but myself is sick of politics? We elected a non-politician to drain a swamp and the swamp is so huge and spans the entire United States, not just Washington DC. The problem is after nearly a year we are finally being treated to a journey back to “Peyton Place”.
We have seen the Russians blamed for Hillary’s demise when they were actually paid by the Democratic National Committee to build a clandestine plot to defeat Donald Trump. We have a “Search and Destroy” mission within the Justice Department to ruin the life of anyone close to Trump or his family. They are being fed by the mainstream media with every piece of fake news possible to get Trump ejected. They know when the swamp is drained they will be drummed out of the country by the people.
Washington DC is so scared of the mass of illegal actions that Congress is actually forcing some to resign before they are under oath. Our justice Department is so rife with hate, bias and liberals it would likely fold up if all of the cowards were dismissed. The bias and hate of the Federal Judges has even surprised me. Even the Supreme Court now makes decisions based on politics rather than the law.
If the truth was known and every member of Congress was forced to take a lie detector test no one would pass. If any of the males were asked if they ever made a pass at a woman and if any female were asked if they ever tricked a man all would fail if they said no. If 100% were asked if they ever padded an expense report all would fail if audited. None would pass if asked if they ever lied in their life as all would fail if they said no.
What we see happening in both Congress and all government employees is a race to survive and a good cleansing would be most refreshing.
Hopefully after Tuesday we can hear the news again as Mr. Roy Moore will be elected or defeated. In my 87 years I have never watched a “Lynching” of an American without his day in court. He has been labeled guilty by the media, Republicans and Democrats in Congress without a fair trial. To me the women who were obviously sought out by the Democratic Party to scream harassment now, were paid. Why did they not come forth when he was elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, not once but twice, 2000-2003 and 2012-2016.
What the media has omitted was at the time of every accusation he was a Democrat. Who is Roy Moore? He graduated from the US Military Academy with a BS in 1969 and served as a Captain in the US Army. He received his JD from the University of Alabama in 1977. He is married with four children and five grandchildren.
Not having or caring to learn more the only thing I would condemn Moore for is being a lawyer. I would be first to admit we have far too many lawyers, especially in Congress. Even if Moore loses his opponent is also a lawyer and the people can’t win either way. I know nothing about Doug Jones or really care to. He is a liberal and enemy of common sense.
Clyde Brewer 12-10-2017
My friend and often guest writer, Ron Jenkins, a retired US Air force Officer sent me this wonderful message that put a tear in this old Navy mans eyes. It is a shame that most Americans have no idea what our special military families endure. C BrewerRon, I received this from an old friend………..
Eglin Joint Base Command located near Ft. Walton, Florida, is presently the largest Military Complex in the world and encompasses a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval Warfare units, and the 7th Army Special Forces and 6th Army Rangers.My home is exactly 5 miles outside the main gate of Eglin AFB.
Most folks in the USA don’t live in a Military Town, with lots of guys in uniform walking the streets and jets overhead daily. They go on with their lives unaware of what a Military Town is all about. And that’s OK… but I want to share with you what it’s like to live in a Military Town.
We see guys in uniform all the time, we have state of the art, high-performance aircraft in the air nearby all day long. We hear the SOUND OF FREEDOM when an F-22 or F-35 streaks over the house… and we read in the local paper, sometimes daily, but at least weekly, of the loss of one of our own in combat in the Middle East. And that is what brings me to the reason for this email.
Staff Sergeant Mark DeAlencar was 37 years old, had a family and was a Green Beret with the 7th Army Special Forces stationed here in the Fort Walton area. He was killed on April 8, 2017, while fighting Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan.
In January of this year, he was deployed for the second time to Afghanistan. He promised his adopted daughter, Octavia, that he would be home for her High School Graduation. He didn’t make it. But she went to graduation anyway. And in the audience were eighty (80) US 7th Armed Special Forces soldiers from her dad’s unit in full Parade Dress Uniform. Additionally, they brought THEIR FAMILIES to be with them, as well.
And as Octavia ascended the steps to the stage to receive her diploma THEY ALL SILENTLY STOOD UP. And when she was presented her diploma they ALL CHEERED, CLAPPED, WHISTLED… and YES, CRIED. Everyone in attendance then stood up and cried and cheered.
Octavia had graduated and yes she had lost her Dad…but she had found 80 other DADS to stand there with her and take his place.
I just wanted to share this moment with you… and remind you that THIS IS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE IN A MILITARY TOWN.
This is the real America we all love… and I’m proud to be part of it.
May God bless our men in uniform and their families who give so much.
Take a second to share this with everyone you know. It’s the least we can do for Octavia and SSgt Mark DeAlencar, 7th Special Forces, United States Army.)
And these do-nothing, accomplishment-less, shameless, punk sports figures who are so proud of their juvenile take-a-knee crap…WOW