Friday, July 31, 2015

CHANGES:  In My Life Time

THE GOOD LIFE  THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE   THE GOOD LIFE 

         YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THING I CANNOT CHANGE, THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN, AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE  Reinhold Niehubr

CHANGE IS THE LAW OF LIFE, AND THOSE WHO LOOK ONLY TO THE PAST OR PRESENT ARE CERTAIN TO MISS THE FUTURE - John F. Kennedy


It requires no thought to know that I have changed.  I am no longer young and athletic.  Still, I think young and athletic.  My wife Julie has cut my hair for nearly 40 years.  I used to tell her "Don't cut the black hair".  She has got better.  Today she only cuts white hair.

TO IMPROVE IS TO CHANGE: TO BE PERFECT IS TO CHANGE A LOT - Churchill 


I  certainly do not mind changing from a 2-man cross cut saw, cutting fire wood, to today's central heat, to say nothing of air conditioning in today's heat wave.  When I was a youngster we only had a fireplace in the "front" room.  Except for a few feet from the fire place, the house was like ice.


ALL GREAT CHANGES IN AMERICA BEGINS AT THE DINNER TABLE - Ronald Reagan


What a great change to indoor plumbing.   At one time my family carried water from a spring then Dad dug a cistern.

There was the old "two hole" out house that was hot and smelly and full of spiders in the summer time and ice covered in the winter time.  No, No!  We did have a choice of toilet paper.  Uh, no, not quilted or plain.  Either the Sears or the Montgomery Ward catalog.  Soft?  Sure!  Wad it up all you wanted.   Slop jars?  Don't even go there!




WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH CHANGING, YOU ARE THROUGH - Bob Dylan 



U.S. ROUTE 21
In West Virginia you had to know your "Three R's".  Uh, that's "Read'n, Rite'n and Route 21".  Yep,  you had to know Route 21.  Eisenhower's change to the interstate highway system started when I was 44 years of age.

Today you can easily drive from my home in northeast Ohio to my home town in West Virginia in three - three and a half hours.  In the 1940's it was a very difficult 8 hour drive on crooked Rt. 21.  

Not having a car, Dad rode the train, which is how I first came to Barberton, Ohio.  It took ten hours by train.


COULD WE CHANGE OUR ATTITUDE, WE SHOULD NOT ONLY SEE LIFE DIFFERENTLY, BUT LIFE ITSELF WOULD COME TO BE DIFFERENT - Katherine Mansfield


Walking from room to room today I take my cell phone with me.  Text short messages or to send emails,  I use it to take the pictures you see on my blog.  We never had a phone when I was a youngster.  Mom and Dad got a phone while I was in the Navy.  Today, every child has a cell phone.

IGNORANCE IS ALWAYS AFRAID OF CHANGE - Jawahalal Nehru



1951 and home from three years in the Pacific, America had television.  Bought the first colored TV when my children were young and put it in the music room.  Today, we have a large television in every room in the house except the dining room and bath room.  I only watch the news at 6:00AM and 6:00PM and the O'Reilly Factor at 8:00PM.  Of course I watch football.  Go Bucks!

ONLY THE WISEST AND THE STUPIDEST OF MEN NEVER CHANGE - Confucius

SO MUCH CHANGE!  YET, I AM THE SAME PERSON THAT I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN


MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU IN THIS EVER CHANGING WORLD

GOD BLESS THE USA 




1 comment:

Cheryl said...

My parents used to refer to "the good ol' days...when times were hard!" Then they'd laugh. My mother admitted many times how spoiled she became in her later years. But I say she deserved a bit of spoiling.