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October 31, 2013

KELLY: What do you think XV?

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That was then, now kids depend on so many third parties to help them solve their problems that I doubt if they would ever think of that solution. I guess it’s different solutions for different times. What do you think?

Bumps

Have you ever stopped to think about how many times during a day some part of your body bumps in to something? I recently cut my arm and bruised my elbow. I have been as careful as possible to avoid bumping my elbow and wounded arm against anything hard so as not to irritate the cuts. Pain is something I think we all try to avoid.

Guess what? I was suddenly aware that my arm was bumping into everything. From breakfast to lunch one day I counted 37 times my arm touched various things. These were bumps that were probably occurring daily, but I would never have noticed except for my wounded arm and elbow. And that was only one arm! What do you think?

Social Security    

How many times have you heard from some politician that we need to overhaul Social Security because it is running out of money? Have you ever wondered why we never hear that welfare is running out of money? What do you think?

Wash water

I’m sure all of you have wondered where on earth this saying came from, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” It seems that years ago, and also in my lifetime, most people took a bath once a week. There were few indoor bathrooms in homes so the galvanized washtub was called into use on Saturdays. Water was heated on the stove and poured in to the tub, which was usually located in the kitchen.

In winter or summer the children stripped naked and were bathed in the order of age, the oldest first and the youngest last. That meant the baby was last and was bathed in water that once was clear, clean and pure, but now so dirty that you could not see anything in the water. Thus was born the expression, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” That’s how I heard it. What do you think?

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