Have you checked on your folks lately?
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March 15th, 2012 02:07 PM
My folks are 82 and 83, very independent but time is catching up to them sadly. I found that I got older and hopefully wiser I appreciate them ( and family as a whole) more than I ever did when younger. I tell my kids they need to make extra time to see them because they will regret it when they are gone. Also, they turned out to really know more than me, something that took many years to realize.
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March 15th, 2012 02:21 PM
Kapnketel - Reminds me of the following quote.
Samuel Clemens once said, "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years."
March 16th, 2012 05:52 AM
My dad's gone, I check on my mom several times a week, we go to church on Sunday, and out to eat on Thursday, I take her to the doctor's when she needs to go, and help her take care of her house. She's 88.
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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March 16th, 2012 06:27 AM
Definitely time to stir up the 'gator pond'...gators gotta' eat, too!
The 'scum' that would do this need a 10-minute trial, and a real slow day at the pond.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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March 16th, 2012 09:31 AM
I'm going to lose my teeth?
Originally Posted by oakchas
March 16th, 2012 09:42 AM
I'm currently living with my grandpa, since my grandmother passed away two days before Christmas, and we didn't want him to be alone...I moved in that night. He's in really good health for his age, and still works around the place like he was half his age. He lives on the outskirts of the suburbs and have a pond and two fields and a huge barn and lives in a log cabin, so I really don't mind lol. My parents are only in their fifties, but they live next door to grandpa (and me, for now) so I regularly check on them!
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
March 16th, 2012 10:18 AM
I participate in a ministry at my church where we call all of the old ladies, widows and single moms on or about the first of every month. On occasion we shovel snow, repair roofs, fix something electrical or just pray with them.
Sometimes the little old ladies who live alone just want someone to talk to.
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March 16th, 2012 10:19 AM
That's how it used to be when the world was a better place. Good for you!
Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI
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March 16th, 2012 11:01 AM
It says a lot about society the way children, women, and the elderly are treated. I have witnessed a decline in personal responsibility as the state controls more of our choices. Children are being raised and indoctrinated outside of the family. Women are made to feel family life is beneath them. And instead of respecting and revering our elders, we warehouse them in nursing homes.
As a result, our children are educationally impoverished, our family life lacks nurturing, and the state takes away our savings and inheritance through expensive care. In a few short generations, we have lost sentient thought, empathy or compassion, and our wealth. It is heartwarming and reassuring to read these posts. I pray we can inspire others to strengthen family values, to include extended families, neighbors, communities, nations, and world.
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Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
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March 16th, 2012 11:40 AM
As a Canadian, I'm happy anytime someone figures out a solution other than 'ice floes'.
Originally Posted by atctimmy
March 16th, 2012 01:41 PM
I visit my folks about 3 times a week and see them on Sunday for church. I only like 2 miles down so I'm never far away.