Some things to think about

Re: Some things to think about

PostBy: billw On: Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:55 pm

No, we ate together. It helped living with my father, mother, grandmother and six younger sisters. Dinner was always ready on time. The neatest part was I didn't have to do much for it, just fill the hopper and take out the ashes. :)
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Re: Some things to think about

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:54 am

Our dinners were eaten as a family usually very informally. They still are, its not uncommon to have my Mom and Dad, me, my one brother and his wife and kids eating dinner on any day. When we were kids every Sunday was almost like thanksgiving, we'd all go over to my Gandparents house for dinner. My Pop was a little formal, but as long as he was sitting at the head of the table he was happy. :D
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Re: Some things to think about

PostBy: billw On: Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:37 pm

Sunday dinners were a big deal in our house also. Since my grandmother lived with us her three sons and their families would come to dinner every Sunday. Something like 25 people every Sunday. My mom must've been nuts. :)

It seems like families were a lot closer then. Nowadays everyone is running trying to stay even, including me. My mother still tells me I need to slow down and smell the roses. My response is I can't, someone needs to pay for the roses. Boy does that get me dirty looks.
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Re: Some things to think about

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:33 pm

Dinner was always at 5:30 in our house and was open to anyone who dropped in. Mom always made sure to cook extra, as our house seemed to be the local hangout for a bunch of us boys. When dinner was ready, who ever was around was always envited to stay and there wasn't too many refusals. And talk about the coffee, mom always had a couple of pots brewed and one of use boys would be fetching coffee for the people stopping in to the shop. Dad had opened a gun shop after retiring from the army and we were always out there shooting (both ammo and BS). That was back in the 60's in New Jersey, when you could still step out back and shoot a gun without ten cop cars showing up. After all the gun laws started taking effect, dad packed up the family and moved to Maine. When I got out of the service, I naturally migrated to Maine and have lived here ever since. At least I can still step out back and let the grandchildren shoot a few rounds without someone complaining. Funny thing is, when I go to mom's house there still may be two or three extras sitting at the table eating or drinking coffee. Dad's gone, but at 94 she still keeps two coffee jugs full in the kitchen for those that have come to know it will be there.
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Re: Some things to think about

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:42 pm

I'm an Independant. I try to live & let live, but I sure haven't been impressed with Bush. Yes, taxes were higher with Clinton, but I'd rather pay my bills with cash than borrow the money and pay the interest later. Bush has lowered taxes by buying all of our groceries with credit cards. It's going to be painful when we have to make those payments. Chances are the next time a Democrat is in office they will start trying to pay Buch's credit card bill and the Republicans will be saying "Look at all the money the Dems are spending".

Here's the US debt over the years. Bush has made more debt than ALL presidents combined!! It aint all the war baby.
You can see how it took three years for Clinton to slow the increase that Bush Sr started. Just as he got things leveling out, Bush Jr came in & borrowed borrowed borrowed.
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Re: Some things to think about

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:45 pm

Freddy wrote:I'm an Independant. I try to live & let live, but I sure haven't been impressed with Bush. Yes, taxes were higher with Clinton, but I'd rather pay my bills with cash than borrow the money and pay the interest later. Bush has lowered taxes by buying all of our groceries with credit cards. It's going to be painful when we have to make those payments. Chances are the next time a Democrat is in office they will start trying to pay Buch's credit card bill and the Republicans will be saying "Look at all the money the Dems are spending".

Here's the US debt over the years. Bush has made more debt than ALL presidents combined!! It aint all the war baby.



Think of the good side though Freddy.....Bush & Cheney have never had it so good! (Think they're worried about their gasoline or heating oil bills?)
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Re: Some things to think about

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:34 pm

Ohhh, I always have a smile and look at the bright side. My favorite bumper sticker: "It sucks in the USA, but, it sucks less than anyplace else on earth". Part truth, part fun. Other places I'm sure are decent to be from. Our friends up North in Canada do alright, as the Aussies, the Kiwis and lot's of Europe.
I'm sure we as a nation will be just fine no matter who ends up in Washington, but it's sure fun to spar sometimes.
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Re: Some things to think about

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:55 pm

Freddy wrote:I'm sure we as a nation will be just fine no matter who ends up in Washington, but it's sure fun to spar sometimes.


Agreed. ..Even if Sen McCain wins, he is an honorable man who will eventually see the light & at least we wont have GW Bush's ignorance & incompetence any more.
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