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Teaching Respect

I have to pass on something that I saw happen on Monday.  My grandson is attending a baseball camp at our local ballpark along with lots of other kids.  Just before leaving on Monday, the first day, the Director of the camp called all the kids down to the diamond and told them that he wanted to explain something that was very special to him.  He told them to put their toes at the foul line, put their legs together, stand tall, put their left hand behind their back and take their ball cap off and hold it over their heart.  He said when the National Anthem played they were to have all eyes on the flag and to stand still.  What a wonderful thing to see.  It is so seldom we see real patriotism and those kids will never forget where they learned about paying respect to the flag.  Thanks Mr Mayberry!!! (who took his hat off when the music started)

Tell Someone

I changed clothes, rushed out to the car, pulled half way out the drive way and remembered I needed to take the trash to the street. Stopped the car, got the trash bin, pulled it to the curb. Got back in the car, went to Sonic, got a coke and a kids burger. Went on to the ball park to watch the grandson play t-ball. Sat in the heat and ate my burger, saw grandson arrive, got my walker out, went over to the t-ball area. The sun is still cooking everything and me right along with it. My daughter arrived and we waited a while and then found out the opposing team had forfeited due to not having a full team. They had not told any of my grandsons team so there they were, in the heat, all suited up with no one to play!!! Don’t you love it. With a world full of electronics, cell phones, email, iPads, iPhones, and telephones don’t you think someone could have gotten the word out that they weren’t playing? Blows my mind, there are NO excuses good enough………

Guess the item…..

Do you know what this is?
If you do, you are about my age, if not,
I’ll tell you next week.


Blogger Marissa said…

No idea. Some sort of board game?
January 18, 2010 3:17 AM

Blogger Blondie said…

::waving hand:: I know, I know! Used to see it late at night–or early in the morning.
January 19, 2010 2:36 PM

Blogger The Retired One said…

Test pattern on the TV when it was off the air, I think!?
January 20, 2010 1:18 PM

OpenID thesouthernlady64 said…

I have no idea unless they were weather dials on the old t.v. weather stations.
January 20, 2010 1:22 PM

Blogger Zoe said…

What is it?

Freedom Debt Relief Scam
January 22, 2010 6:00 AM

Blogger Grannyann said…

OK there were two of you who must be near my age.

The Indian Head Test Pattern became familiar to the large post-war Baby Boom TV audiences in America from 1947 onwards; it would often follow the formal television station sign-off after the United States national anthem. The Indian Head pattern could variously be seen: after sign-off but while the station was still transmitting; while transmitting prior to a typical 6 AM formal sign-on. During the late 1950s the test pattern gradually began to be seen less frequently, after fewer sign-offs, on fewer stations, and for shorter periods in the morning, since new and improved TV broadcast equipment required less adjusting.

Thanks for guessing.
January 22, 2010 6:47 PM

To All The Kids……

I’m not sure where I got this or who sent it to me but enjoy anyway……..

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s !!

-First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
-They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn’t get tested for diabetes.
-Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints.
-We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.
-As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes
-Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
-We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
-We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.
-We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren’t overweight. WHY?
-Because we were always outside playing…that’s why!
-We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
-No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K.
-We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times,we learned to solve the problem.
-We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
-We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
-We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
-We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
-We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
-Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!!

-The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
-These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.
-The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
-We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them? CONGRATULATIONS!

-You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow
up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
-While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.
-Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it ?