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This Christmas story was forwarded to me and I thought I would share. I think its cleverly done. Enjoy
Clink on link below and then press the play option. I know, it looks like an ad page, but its not….
I’m going to make this fudge for all those who I need to say thank you….. and for those who surprise me and show up with goodies in-hand. I’m going to out due Martha Stewart and come up with inexpensive packaging and smaller bites. It’ll spread the cheer further.
I love Christmas, don’t you! Its the best time of the year. Even years like this one, where the money is so tight that I’m making all my gifts and walking around the block to see the lights. (we usually drive around and say “ooo” a lot) With the joy that only Christmas can bring, I wish you a Merry Christmas.
I apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.”
“She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.
“We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.
“Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didn’t have the green thing back in our day.
“Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
“Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right. We didn’t have the green thing back then.
“We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then.
“Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
“But isn’t it sad how the current generation laments on how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?”
My comments: I found this interesting. I’m not as old as the lady who “remembered when”, but I’m not in the current “young generation”. No, I’m somewhere in-between and I’ve been listening to both sides complain about the other for a little while now and I wonder what the world will be like when I can truly say “that younger generation, if only they would……