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I still like the old paths.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Nov 26, 2011.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    THE OLD PATHS

    I liked the old paths, when
    Moms were at home.
    Dads were at work.
    Brothers went into the army.
    And sisters got married BEFORE having children!

    Crime did not pay;
    Hard work did;
    And people knew the difference.

    Moms could cook;
    Dads would work;
    Children would behave.

    Husbands were loving;
    Wives were supportive;
    And children were polite.

    Women wore the jewelry;
    And Men wore the pants.

    Women looked like ladies;
    Men looked like gentlemen;
    And children looked decent.

    People loved the truth,
    And hated a lie.

    They came to church to get IN,
    Not to get OUT!

    Hymns sounded Godly;
    Sermons sounded helpful;
    Rejoicing sounded normal;
    And crying sounded sincere.

    Cursing was wicked;
    Drugs were for illness.

    The flag was honored;
    America was beautiful;
    And God was welcome!

    We read the Bible in public;
    Prayed in school;
    And preached from house to house.

    To be called an American was worth dying for;
    To be called an American was worth living for;
    To be called a traitor was a shame!


    I still like the old paths the best!
     
  2. ctreay

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    AMEN to that!

    ctreay
     
  3. Neil Winston

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    . . . and before people posted stuff on the internet and passed it off as their own.

    Neil
     
  4. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Not my own. Sharing things I get in E mails that still make sense to me. Bulge.
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    Bulge,

    No matter where it came from, be hard to say it any better no matter who said it first ... Sometimes we all need to have our memory jogged a little bit, thanks for posting ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. puablo

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    Bulge, thanks for posting...how bout Montgomery/Gentry's song "My Town" to sum it up what you said. A much better time of life. Thank God for the good times!
     
  7. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Here ya go.
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  8. Dustoff

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    Blah, blah, blah, a bunch of bs.
     
  9. Oscar Ray

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    Bulge,

    I agree with ya 100%. Those were the good times!

    Oscar
     
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    Very good!
     
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    Rough childhood, Dustoff?
     
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    I'm only 36 a grew up after those times. However I grey up with a traditional family and dream of days like that.

    AMEN to those days.

    John MI
     
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    my uncle always use to tell me "this country will never see a decade like the
    50s, people were civil,cordgal and dignified." certainly not like they are
    today where greed, decetefullness and selfishness are they order of the day.
    in the immortal words of Paul Harvey - Good Day!
    Jim H
     
  14. Bob Hawkes

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    Thanks for the reminder Bulge. Yes they were good times.
     
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    I remember most of these things, but the real world is not always "Leave It To Beaver" or "Father Knows Best" -- if you don't remember these TV shows and remember the characters, you never had a chance to experience what the thread writer was trying to say; it was before your time, a time that can never return and that's a shame....
     
  16. Dr.Longshot

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    Barrellbulge: So true and thank you for posting it, makes me think of my Mom and Dad both have passed, but they still inspired me. I speak what I know and I find out what I don't know to help others.

    Some day I will be in their tracks.

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
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    I still like 'em too, bulge...

    thanks for posting and happy holidays to you,

    milt
     
  18. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Some of you may like the sign my wife put in the front yard.

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  19. Baron23

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    Ah....those hylcon days that never really existed.

    When Norman Rockwell's America was on the cover of a magazine and the reality in most American's lives was much more cruel and harsh.

    Yep...I long for those days of working in the factory 12 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week, and at the first hint of infirmary I was out on my ass with nothing.

    I long for those days when women's death during childbirth was common and the infant mortality rate was sky high.

    Indeed, I don't know how I get along these days without seeing kids with polio in leg braces and iron lungs...if they were affluent. Otherwise they were dead.

    Don't drink the Kool-aid. The good old days were only good in retrospect. For most, that America was only an illusion.
     
  20. halfmile

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    They are not gone. They are in my mind, affecting my life to this day. the things I learned then are not taught now. Most are not politically corect.

    It's almost time for "A Christmas Story" to air again, refreshing my childhood memories.

    Baron, your bitterness will not erase the memories of accepting deals on a handshake, fulfilling an obligation even if it hurt (in other words keeping your word), not having to lock your house or take the keys out of your car, and Mother in the home, not working, to put Iodine on the bumps and bruises.

    Grandma's farm was that picture, but corn did not grow well there so omit the silo. And the girls went to school with skirts made from Pillsbury sacks. Things got fixed instead of tossing them out. Deer got killed out of season, but Warden Peters knew it was to feed the family.

    The thing that is gone is decency. People need to be decent to one another. Maybe if times get tougher again some of it will come back.

    HM
     
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