Daily Archives: June 7, 2013

THE FRIDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

It’s been a really rough week.With each passing day comes a new outrage as we are being pushed ever faster headlong toward the edge of the cliff.I was ready to go on hiatus for awhile.Then I came home from delivering my papers this morning and read the comments from yesterday’s Grudge.The kind words that Mindful wrote gladdened my heart exceedingly and I realized maybe somebody was actually interested in what I had to say.

It is up to us to teach our children and grandchildren about the things that made this the greatest country in the history of the world.This is how tribes without schoolbooks pass on their legacy to a new generation.If we do not do this so much of the rich tapestry of events that molded and shaped these United States will be lost.

My granddad was born in 1905 and granny appeared in 1908.Gramps was too young for WWI and too old for WWII.But,his older brother,my Great Uncle Homer was a WWI vet and my oldest uncle was in WWII and my youngest uncle was on a maintenance crew for F-86 Sabre jets in Korea in 1951.I would sit for hours and listen to stories of their service to our country and my grandparents told me what it was like raising four kids during the Depression. Granddad would line up outside a construction company office at 3AM,hours before they opened,hoping the crew boss would choose him to work that day.He said they’d work you for 14 hours and pay you for 8.Don’t like it?The guy behind you has hungry kids at home and would be more than willing to do whatever he could to survive.That was the way it was before FDR decided to turn America into a welfare state.Granny and I used to go round and round because they were stone Roosevelt democrats and,try as I might,I could not convince her it wasn’t Roosevelt who got us out of the Depression,it was the War.I shudder to think what would happen if we were put in that position again.Almost nobody is prepared to fend for themselves.

I’m sorry for going on so long.I’ll hush up and get on with the non-political weekend post.

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THIS IS A REAL MAGAZINE COVER,FOLKS!

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I think we all need some laughs

Saw this on Facebook: While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, ‘The tooth fairy will never believe this!’

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