Friday, April 12, 2013

JUDGE THE FUTURE BY THE PAST?

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YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you remember
A PREOCCUPATION WITH THE FUTURE NOT ONLY PREVENTS US FROM
SEEING THE PRESENT AS IT IS BUT ALSO OFTEN
 PROMPTS US TO REARRANGE THE PAST
Eric Hoffer

YOU CAN NEVER PLAN THE FUTURE BY THE PAST

I am convinced that people in 1955 were at least as smart as are people today.  As you will see in the following blog, the people of that day didn't have a clue about the future.  Nor do we have a clue today.

Romans 8:28 - And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.......


DID YOU HEAR?  STAMPS GOING TO SEVEN CENTS!

I'm not certain but I think a 1st Class stamp is $0.47.  I have my doubts that the post office has a future.  They cannot compete with private shippers now and letter writing is fast becoming a thing of the past.  In the future some youngster will be asking "Whats a Post Office, Grandpa?"

 IF THEY THINK I'M GOING 
TO PAY FIFTY CENTS FOR A HAIRCUT,
FORGET IT!

The last haircut I paid for, maybe 30 years ago, cost me $16.00.  I have no idea what they cost today.   I sleep with my barber and she gives me a special deal!  Un Huh.
My wife, Julie, cuts my hair.


Twenty cents for a gallon of gas!  WOW!  Those were the days.

I drove across the state of Ohio twice in the last two days, Akron to Cincinnati and back. my best gas price was $3.39. Who would have thought when my Grandfather was a boy that the day would come when people didn't travel by horse drawn buggies? 

I'M AFRAID THE VOLKSWAGEN CAR IS GOING TO OPEN THE DOOR TO A WHOLE LOT OF FOREIGN BUSINESS!

When I saw the first Honda, which was a little thing, more like a car on a motorcycle, I said "Americans will never drive something like that"!  I've also said I'd never drive a foreign made car, Uh, my wife loves her little Lexus GS300.



THE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT IS CONVENIENT FOR A QUICK MEAL, BUT I DOUBT THAT THEY WILL EVER CATCH ON.

I had my first McDonald's hamburg for $0.15 in Missouri coming back from California in 1963.  I thought it was great and wished we had them in Ohio.  I got that wish, didn't I?



NO ONE CAN AFFORD TO BE SICK
ANYMORE 
AT $15 A DAY IN THE HOSPITAL, TOO RICH FOR MY BLOOD!





Today, fifteen dollars will hardly pay your parking ticket.
  Not to worry, Obama-care gonna save us all.  Yell, right!


WALT AND KIMBERLY 3-31-2013
How was I to know in 1955 that when I celebrated my 82nd birthday, in 2013, that a beautiful daughter, like my Kimberly here, with her husband and two grandchildren, would be treating me to a great breakfast and a generous gift card to Amazon. The two boys before her hadn't arrived yet.  No, she wasn't even a twinkle in my eye in 1955.

My past has for the most part been all I could ask for it to be.  The present is great and getting greater by the day.  I spent yesterday with my son, Todd, and his lovely wife, Amy, in Cincinnati.  Todd totally overhauled my Terra Trike and I have hopes for long rides this summer.

The future?  Well, it is no more visible than it was in 1955.  Still, and yet, I have great plans for this year and next year I hope to drive to Alaska and also sail extensively.  The future looks good, God willing.


 MAY YOUR FUTURE BE A BED OF ROSES

GOD BLESS YOU AND  YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA


(Thanks, Dottie, great material)

1 comment:

Phatmom said...

Glad you had a good birthday! Can't believe you're 82. You're a very youthful and inspirational 82!