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    16 Questions Every 20 Something Should Ask Themselves

    16 Questions Every 20 Something Should Ask Themselves Usually, we are writing and gearing our blog towards the “Second Act” and those of us over 50 theme. One of the things I realized with this is that we also have adult children that may need a bit of direction. I hope that you will share 16 Questions Every 20 Something Should Ask Themselves with your adult children. As a 20-something you are faced with many challenges and struggles. Whether those challenges are focusing on your career path, your relationships, your body image, or even your life’s purpose; no one can give you the answers to the questions you should be asking yourself.…

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    Growing Up Isn’t What It Used To Be

    Growing Up Isn’t What It Used To Be ‘Someone asked the other day, ‘What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?’ ‘We didn’t have fast food when I was growing up,’ I informed him. ‘All the food was slow.’ ‘C’mon, seriously. Where did you eat?’ ‘It was a place called ‘at home,” I explained. ‘Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn’t like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.’ By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was…

  • Children,  Humor

    The Special Occasion Napkins

    The Special Occasion Napkins   My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake).   One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar. I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she was keeping ”napkins’ in the bathroom. Didn’t they belong in the kitchen?   Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for ‘special occasions’ (her second mistake).   Now fast forward a few months …. It’s Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner. Mom…

  • I like the old paths life seemed simpler, happier and friendlier. I believe all generations look back and feel the same about earlier times.
    Life Lessons

    The Old Paths

    The Old Paths I think we all long for days gone by. For days that we remember fondly or even just an era that we have heard about. Life back then just seemed simpler, kinder and yes even easier. Things seemed to make sense I think everyone of every generation dreams of earlier days. Here is a chance to think and reminisce for a few minutes of how things used to be back in the day! 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…

  • A Life Lesson On The Damage of "Nails"
    Children,  Life Lessons

    A Life Lesson On The Damage Of Nails

    A Life Lesson On The Damage Of Nails There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all.…

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    The One Obituary You Really Must Read

    The One Obituary You Really Must Read Many of us may not read the obituary section in the news paper the way that our parents or grandparents did. This is one obituary that you may have missed but really MUST read. This obituary was posted in a London News Paper Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:– Knowing when to come in out of the…

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    Potato, Egg Or Coffee Bean? Which One Are You?

    Potato, Egg Or Coffee Bean? Which One Are You? Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them…

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    To The Spoiled Under 30 Crowd – If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

    To The Spoiled Under 30 Crowd This post, “To The Spoiled Under 30 Crowd” was done somewhat tongue in cheek but also brought back many memories of my childhood. When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning…. Uphill… barefoot… BOTH ways Yadda, yadda, yadda . And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how…