Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lost In The Fifties...

The difference with this one is either you recognize the faces or you don't, no name captions - very nostalgic...  Miss those times - we'll never get them back either.............

Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.....Click on following.
Lost in the Fifties- Another Time, Another Place - Safeshare.TV

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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;
And divorce was unthinkable.
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 a Christian was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!

Preachers preached because they had a message;
And Christians rejoiced because they had the VICTORY!
Preachers preached from the Bible;
Singers sang from the heart;
And sinners turned to the Lord to be SAVED!
A new birth meant a new life;
Salvation meant a changed life;
Following Christ led to eternal life.
Being a preacher meant you proclaimed the word of God;

Being a Christian meant you would live for Jesus;
And being a sinner meant someone
was praying for you!
Laws were based on the Bible;
Homes read the Bible;
And churches taught the Bible.
God was worshiped;
Christ was exalted;
Church was where you found Christians
on the Lord's day, rather than in the garden, on the creek bank, on the golf course,
or being entertained somewhere else.
I still like the old paths the best!

Just For Today

(and maybe tomorrow)
Stand tall.

Start fresh.
Let go of guilt.
Don't look back.
Take an inventory.
Make amends.

Trust others.
Believe in yourself.
Discover God's love.
Appreciate your specialness.
Accept your humanness.
Ask for help.

Trust enough to take.
Have the courage to change.
Accept the unchangeable.
Be patient. Keep promises.
Bury regret. Discard hate.

Transcend self-doubt.
Don't dwell on the past.
Love each moment.
Live each day.
Build a better tomorrow.

Open your heart.
Explore your soul.
Expect the best.
Let miracles happen.
And smile!

Angry? Make Doilies!

As a new bride, Aunt Dottie moved into the small
 home on her husband's ranch. She put a shoe
 box on a shelf in her closet and asked her husband
never to touch it. For 50 years Uncle Ed
 left the box alone, until Aunt Dottie
 was old and dying.

One day when he was putting their affairs in order,
he found the box again and thought it might hold
something important.
Opening it, he found two doilies and $82,500 in cash.

He took the box to her and asked about the contents.
"My mother gave me that box the day we married,"
she explained. "She told me to make a doily to help
 ease my frustrations every time I got mad at you."

Uncle Ed was very touched that in 50 years she'd only
  been mad at him twice. "What's the $82,500 for?"
 he asked.
  "Oh, that's the money I made selling the doilies."


How To Have A Good Life

If you want your dreams to come true...don't oversleep.
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends....B1.
The 10 commandments are not multiple choices.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
Minds are like parachutes...they function only when open.

Ideas won't work unless YOU do.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
One who lacks the courage to start has already finished.
The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge.
Don't learn safety rules by accident.
We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.

Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise.
Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise.
One thing you can give and still keep your word.
A friend walks in when everyone else walks out.
The pursuit of happiness is: the chase of a lifetime!

Giving Thanks

For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman's hand,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the homes that with purest affection are blest,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the "Land of the Free" --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Baby Boomer Boogie

Are you a baby boomer? If you remember any of these things you can call yourself one of "us."

Cruising on a Friday night, listening to the Top 40 on your AM radio.
You remember the thrill of watching television for the first time. . When there were only 3 TV channels -- and it was so hard to choose what to watch!

What a TV test pattern looked like, when the channel went off the air at midnight.

Where you were when JFK was shot...(or RFK)...(or MLK, Jr.)...When the Beatles sang "I want tohold your hand" to Ed Sullivan.

Watching the first man walk on the moon with "one small step."

You washed your hair with Halo or Breck shampoo.

You remember Burma Shave. Bryl Cream.....a little dab will do ya!

When the price of a brand new car $3000.
You were born before:

 Television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, frisbees and The Pill. We were born before radar, credit cards, laser beams, and ballpoint pens. Before panty hose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners, drip-dry clothes and before man walked on the moon.
Back in the good old days...

Cigarette smoking was fashionable.
GRASS was mowed.
COKE was a cold drink.
POT was something you cooked in.
AIDS were helpers in the Principal's office.
So What's The Difference?

Then: Rolling Stones. Now: Kidney stones.

Then: Keg. Now: EKG.

Then: Passing the driver's test. Now: Passing the vision test.

Then: "Whatever" Now: "Depends"