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deadcarp    Posted 05-31-2004 at 01:56:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our rain's supposed to ease up today - don't have unplanted seeds or long drives in front of me anyway and i'm in a boat mode so it fits. :)
My dadinlaw used to say we come full circle - we start out in diapers with people feeding and dressing us, and if we're lucky we end up back there again. Well i found a comparison in my pastimes - my childhood was one of wheelbarrows and wildlife, and i've grown fond of them again.

I was at the cemetary yesterday and paused for a few really old stones - can't help but wonder what their lives were like. I reckon about the easiest way to appreciate that is to have the power company take the meter for a month or so -then take everybody's meters. I remember attending dances where there was only lantern light. And once in awhile i'd drag my heels and hafta do homework by lamp.

I've known fellas who walked to New York Mills for groceries every week (45 miles) when they got disgruntled at a local merchant. If you can imagine carrying a 50-pound flour sack that far on your back, i suppose it'd help to be mad at somebody. And my mom once joined the coffee club, who used to walk past each others' houses on sunday efternoon and 4 or 5 gals would gather at the furthest one (like 10 miles away) and exchange news. Remember those gals would hug a young lady and later confide they thought she was expecting. (they might have been friendly but they were also "bumping" her - and were good at it too. :) It was different then.

Jimbob    Posted 05-31-2004 at 11:53:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
More rain this spring in MI than most can remember. Many small gardens were planted to have a hard freeze a few nights ago. We were lucky as being on top of a hill we did not freeze.

Les    Posted 05-31-2004 at 02:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Bright" has already arrived here in NH. Unfortunately, when I look out the winder I see frost on the cars.

KellyGa    Posted 05-31-2004 at 02:04:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hhhhmmmm...sigh...nice reflection, nice story, thanks. :)

Clod    Posted 05-31-2004 at 06:14:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Dead Carp. I was just telling my friend in Belgium about the old days and the changes that came through the later years. he says Belgians will stand up for freedom more so than the Britts. I just went back and picked up my answer to him>>>>>>>>Posted: Mon May 31, 2004 6:47 pm Post subject:


I know that about you Rikbe. I too love freedom.I was born in a small town in East Texas and enjoyed so much freedom growing up that I had no idea that so much could be lost as time went by.This was before the hippie movement arose and all the fools ran around the country telling the people that they were bringing us freedom.The freedom they were after was a big fat welfare check sponsored by working taxpayers so they could live in a crackhouse and have illigitimate children wich would also be fed by taxpayers.Thses same educated idiots later introduced a giant beauracracy in order to be able to multiply their own kind at the expense of taxpaying citizen.When I grew up there was little need for any kind of license to drive hunt or fish.We seldom heard a peep out of the tax collector and his pals.Few regulations existed except for self imposed respect for the other fellows property. But the changes came in very small increments with the newsmedia in the lead elements telling the folks that it was all for their benefit.I guess enough fools swallerd the hook and drug the rest into it and today we have regulated ourselves into a postion that little industry can survive in the country.We have such stupid laws as seatbelts which is just another sly way to grab two hundred bucks from the producing class to feed parisidic beauricrats.The beauricrats steal ou feeedom while we feed them.As Mr shakespeare said HE HAS EATETH ME OUT OF HOUSE AND HOME!". Yes my friend Rikbe,,I love freeedom too.

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