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    Remember when, decades before the internet, your parents knew the intimate details of life in foreign lands?
    "There are kids in Addis Ababa who would love to have Turkey Tetrazzini for dinner."
    "There are kids in the coal mines of Argentina who'd kill for a shower at bedtime."
    "Don't whine about taking a trash bag out. There are kids in Siberia who drag trash sleighs over the tundra for five miles..."
    "Children in China are starving."
    "Where?" You ask scornfully. But Daddy was prepared for the question.
    "Beijing. The Kung Pow district. There's an orphanage at the corner of Main Street and Moon Shining On Still Water Boulevard."
    "Wow, really?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Remember when, decades before the internet, your parents knew the intimate details of life in foreign lands?
    "There are kids in Addis Ababa who would love to have Turkey Tetrazzini for dinner."
    "There are kids in the coal mines of Argentina who'd kill for a shower at bedtime."
    "Don't whine about taking a trash bag out. There are kids in Siberia who drag trash sleighs over the tundra for five miles..."
    "Children in China are starving."
    "Where?" You ask scornfully. But Daddy was prepared for the question.
    "Beijing. The Kung Pow district. There's an orphanage at the corner of Main Street and Moon Shining On Still Water Boulevard."
    "Wow, really?"
    Can't believe you missed India. That was the go-to country for parents back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Remember when, decades before the internet, your parents knew the intimate details of life in foreign lands?
    "There are kids in Addis Ababa who would love to have Turkey Tetrazzini for dinner."
    "There are kids in the coal mines of Argentina who'd kill for a shower at bedtime."
    "Don't whine about taking a trash bag out. There are kids in Siberia who drag trash sleighs over the tundra for five miles..."
    "Children in China are starving."
    "Where?" You ask scornfully. But Daddy was prepared for the question.
    "Beijing. The Kung Pow district. There's an orphanage at the corner of Main Street and Moon Shining On Still Water Boulevard."
    "Wow, really?"
    OMG! I remember the starving children in China.

    One night I wouldn't eat my peas, so my gramma started in on the starving children in China who would kill for my serving of a can of green Giant green peas.

    "Well send then these peas, cuz I ain't eating 'em."

    When I woke up ...
    I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

    The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.

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    Remember when you were in a hot hay field and went to the spring for a cold drink of water with a metal ladle? If you suggested that people would one day pay $2 for a small bottle of water back then, your brothers would have hit you over the head and left you for dead....too stupid to live, best to kill him now..

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    Remember when you and your peers discussed what it was you'd paint on the water tower when it was 'your turn' as members of the senior class?

    When it was 'hijinks' not 'vandalism?'

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    Remember when at fourth Of July season one could actually buy cherry bombs and M-80s, dangerous explosive devices?
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    Remember being able to roam the streets in summer and only come home when you heard your mum yell for you? Or hear the jungle vine message of 'Gaynor, your mum is yelling for you..'

    Remember when you used to swim down the local creek with no fear of any bugs, germs, fish, sharks etc?

    Remember when you would walk your bike to the top of the steepest hill and take your feet off the pedals and roll down, while NOT wearing a helmet?

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    I remember when I could get a bicycle for $70 at Western Auto.

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    Remember when mom made you pluck chicken she decapitated because you crippled it after it attacked you when you were four. If not, whippersnapper.

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    gmbteach I never wore a helmet and our kids never wore helmets. Our granddaughter wears a helmet at Reed.

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    Remember when there were no chemtrails in the sky?


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