Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Old Paths"

(Thank you, Carolyn...for sending the following.)

I wish the old paths were before us...instead of behind us!

                                   I liked the old paths, when
                                   Moms were at home;
                                   Dads were at work.;
                                   Brothers went into the army;
                                   And sisters got married BEFORE having children.

                                   Crime did not pay;
                                   Hard work did;
                                   And people knew the difference.

                                   Moms could cook;
                                   Dads would work;
                                   Children would behave.

                                   Husbands were loving;
                                   Wives were supportive;
                                   And children were polite.

                                   Women wore the jewelry;
                                    And men wore the pants.

                                    Women looked like ladies;
                                    Men looked like gentlemen;
                                    And children looked decent.

                                    People loved the truth;
                                    And hated a lie.
                                    They came to church to get IN...
                                    Not to get OUT!

                                    Hymns sounded Godly;
                                    Sermons sounded helpful;
                                    Rejoicing sounded normal;
                                    And crying sounded sincere.

                                    Cursing was wicked;
                                    Drugs were for illness.

                                    The flag was honoured;
                                    America was beautiful;
                                    And God was welcome!

                                   We read the Bible in public;
                                    Prayed in school;
                                    And preached from house to house.

                                    To be called an American was worth dying for;
                                    To be called an American was worth living for;
                                    To be called a traitor...was a shame!

                                    I still like “the old paths” the best!
                                    God Bless You!

(The foregoing was originally submitted by Harold L. Woods ~
Transportation and Coordinator of  The Last Word,
Shreveport, Louisiana)

                                              A gun is something like a parachute;
                                              If you need one and don't have one...
                                              You'll probably never need one again!

Welcome to the 21st  Century!!!

(Thank you, Tom, for submitting the following)

Our phones ~ Wireless
                                                               Our cooking ~ Fireless
                                                                      Our cars ~ Keyless
                                                                     Our food ~ Fatless
                                                                     Our tires ~ Tubeless
                                                                    Our dress ~ Sleeveless
                                                                   Our youth ~ Jobless
                                                                 Our leaders ~ Shameless
                                                        Our relationships ~ Meaningless
                                                                Our attitude ~ Careless
                                                                   Our wives ~ Fearless
                                                                  Our babies ~ Fatherless
                                                                Our feelings ~ Thoughtless
                                                             Our education ~ Valueless
                                                                Our children ~ Mannerless
                                                                 Our country ~ Rulerless

Everything is becoming LESS,
but still our hopes are ~ Endless.
We are ~ Speechless!

And our elected politicians remain

Words of Wisdom
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together!
All things connect!
(Chief Seattle...Duwamish...1780-1866)

Compiled by Merle Baird-Kerr … October 28, 2013
To comment...email to:
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  1. MY SON REPLIES; "The church I attended when working in Calgary was 'Old Paths Baptist Church'.
    Consider these words from Jeremiah 6:16...'Thus saith the Lord...Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said...We will not walk therein."

  2. Your comments are appropriately written...and Biblical knowledge superb...explaining to me that God was complaining about the "Children of Israel" to his prophet Jeremiah. Thanks greatly for your input to this article.

    I note a word error I made in the last line of Tom's 'Welcome to the 21st Century'...it should read...Our country ~ rulerless.

  3. SHERRIE WRITES: "Good Blog! Old paths are always there to return to...if we want them enough. We love the old paths...
    and we remind our children about them."

  4. Thank you, Sherrie for your perception. Realizing long ago that my family knew little about 'my old paths' I began writing a biography which is now in their hands...to read in much later years. It's a great comparison with our life today. Our grand children, with amazement, will wonder just how we lived in those days!!!

  5. Keep your hopes Endless
    And they will change
    The Lessedness
    To become,
    Fruitful with Blessedness.
    So Spake Solomon ....

  6. So cleverly expressed, Sol...great perceptive! Thanks greatly for your wise and positive thoughts.

    I had erred in Tom's last line...about Our Country...the word should be 'rulerless' and has been corrected.