By the time, you read this we may know who our President will be after January 20, 2021. No matter who is elected, we all need to put our differences aside and work for the common good. We are so blessed to share in freedom and independence of this Country we must come together to protect these wonderful gifts. Let us begin with prayer for all our elected representatives and may our actions be reflective of our prayers.
Today I thought I would share some lighthearted memories, I hope they bring a little laughter to your heart and soul.
First - Remember Slow Food?
'Someone, a young kid, asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?' 'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up, I informed him. 'All the food was slow.' 'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?' 'It was a place called 'at Home,'' I explained!
'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'
By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.
(A personal story, I can remember when a Red Barn opened in Batavia around 1963, you could get a hamburger and coke for 50 cents. McDonald’s wouldn’t come to town because Batavia was too small for them.)
A second little story about newspaper “boys”, I like this story because I was one for 3 years.
Boys delivered all newspapers, yes, only boys delivered newspapers. I delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which I got to keep 2 cents. I was lucky I had an afternoon route, so I did have to get up real early in the morning.
On Saturday, I had to collect the 42 cents from my customers. My favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told me to keep the change. My least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to be never at home on collection day. The most rewarding time of the year as a newspaper boy was Christmas, I loved all the tips.
One more little story! Can you remember when movie stars kissed with their mouths shut? At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.
If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing. Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?
Let us continue to pray for and take action to bring about peace in our world!
In peace and courage,