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  • just thought I would share this, its a poem. dont laugh just read LOL.

    The Worship of Nature by John Greenleaf Whittier

    The harp at Nature's advent strung
    Has never ceased to play;
    The song the stars of morning sung
    Has never died away.

    And prayer is made, and praise is given,
    By all things near and far;
    The ocean looketh up to heaven,
    And mirrors every star.

    Its waves are kneeling on the strand,
    As kneels the human knee,
    Their white locks bowing to the sand,
    The priesthood of the sea!

    They pour their glittering treasures forth,
    Their gifts of pearl they bring,
    And all the listening hills of earth
    Take up the song they sing.

    The green earth sends its incense up
    From many a mountain shrine;
    From folded leaf and dewy cup
    She pours her sacred wine.

    The mists above the morning rills
    Rise white as wings of prayer;
    The altar-curtains of the hills
    Are sunset's purple air.

    The winds with hymns of praise are loud,
    Or low with sobs of pain, --
    The thunder-organ of the cloud,
    The dropping tears of rain.

    With drooping head and branches crossed
    The twilight forest grieves,
    Or speaks with tongues of Pentecost
    From all its sunlit leaves.

    The blue sky is the temple's arch,
    Its transept earth and air,
    The music of its starry march
    The chorus of a prayer.

    So Nature keeps the reverent frame
    With which her years began,
    And all her signs and voices shame
    The prayerless heart of man.

  • #2
    I like it Tenn....

    Here's something....


    Those of You Born
    1930 - 1979




    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
    1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70'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.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?

    Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?
    Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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    • #3
      um...(casually puts scissors back in the drawer) what you talking about willis. LOL.

      my friends and I frequently talk about how amazing it is we lived past eighteen considering some of the dumb stuff we used to do for fun.

      things that would send modern parents into fits and a fortune spent on some shrinks couch for failing as parents.

      " what do you mean you dont want to stay inside, every time you head out the door, you vanish into the woods." MY mom worked out a code to tell me when to come home. she sent the other dog after me LOL. I spent more time in the woods than I ever did in the house.

      bought my first dirt bike at 14, broke my collarbone at 15 on that bike, and got grounded for a month when my mom found out that in fact the dirt bike was mine not my friends LOL.

      and of there was any kind of prank with in twenty miles of my house, the sherriff came by and checked with my parents first. the range extended to fifty miles once I got a license LOL.

      aaaahhhh some where classics, hit and run dummy, Gnome napping, Painted pink Dog, The beast of Pine knot. The great hamster space launch program and test flight disaster, Levitating english teacher VW on rooftop.

      okay Im gonna go reminisce now... LOL.

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      • #4
        The great hamster space launch program and test flight disaster...

        Do we want details of this?
        "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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        • #5
          well Ill say that the hamster was safe. he was waiting for the test flights to be finished before actually getting into the capsule. Mother Control shut the mission down, after a shed and part of a tree were set on fire by a misfire. and she found out the Hamster had doubts about the safety of the whole program.

          I was... Umm.. a handfull as a kid. LOL

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          • #6
            It's a good thing we didn't hang out as kids, the sh-t would have hit the fan along time ago! I swear I should have died five times before I made it to ten!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by emergprep View Post
              It's a good thing we didn't hang out as kids, the sh-t would have hit the fan along time ago! I swear I should have died five times before I made it to ten!
              I hear ya....

              If I ever write a book about my life....it will be called "Mixing Napalm By Candlelight"....and the greatest acheivement will be making it to adulthood with all my digits.....:)
              Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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              • #8
                I must have more boy in me than I know or will admit. Sounds like fun!
                "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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                • #9
                  I almost lost a few digits, a friend of mine lost the end of his thumb during a ... um... black powder experiment LOL.

                  things I learned... sheets do not make good parachutes no matter how high up you jump from.

                  making a tree house is easy, making a tree house that can you stay in during a tropical storm is another matter.

                  Sherriffs deputies do not like thinking they ran over a kid. even if the kids at school think its the best joke ever.

                  when experimenting with a chemistry set, only use the chemicals in the kit, adding things you find around the house does not work well.

                  when kidnapping Garden gnomes, come prepared those suckers are heavy if you have to run for it.

                  at least theres a statue of limitations on garden gnome napping. LOL.

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                  • #10
                    Had a preacher man friend who was a long distance runner He would run into the side of a police car and fall down when cop opened door would jump up and run of yelling don't shoot me again no no not again I can imagine what trouble he would have got into if he had not been going to church regular.He did it to me one day I would have said in court that I hit him he was good.
                    WE DIDN'T BELIEVE THOSE WHO HAD SWORN TO KILL US 9-11-01

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                    • #11
                      Thank for sharing it.

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                      • #12
                        I grew up up in small ND town. When I was less than 10 years old my friends and I would take our BB guns and go to the sewer lagoon. It was surrounded by barbwire fence, a minor inconvenience. We would shoot frogs, catch garter snakes and wonder what those little plastic cylinders were. I found out later they were tampons! If any of you have ever shot a frog at point blank range with Daisy Red Ryder you know there is always some "splash" effect.To this day My wife or kids will get sick enough to be bed ridden with the flu etc. Me I got the ND sewer lagoon immune system boost.
                        SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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                        • #13
                          People today do not play or eat enough dirt to build up immune systems. My parents did not stop me from running around in the woods alone being a kid.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bgtexas View Post
                            People today do not play or eat enough dirt to build up immune systems. My parents did not stop me from running around in the woods alone being a kid.
                            I have read basicly the same thing in a book called ( The Makers Diet )
                            Robert W
                            Democracy Will Cease To Exist When You Take Away From Those Who Are Willing To Work And Give to Those Who Are Not.-Thomas Jefferson

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
                              I like it Tenn....

                              Here's something....


                              Those of You Born
                              1930 - 1979




                              TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
                              1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70'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.

                              Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?

                              Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?
                              Echo LOVE the poem. sent you a PM to request a copy by E-mail. Tried to print it but can only print part of it.

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