Atleast 27 dead..many are children

By: auburn , 5:27 PM GMT on November 19, 2012

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Atleast 27 dead..many are children







Being Green

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't
good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment f or future generations."
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 truely recycled.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.
But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.
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 throwaway 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 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.

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30. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:50 PM GMT on December 25, 2012
auburn has created a new entry.
29. Ylee
10:17 AM GMT on December 25, 2012
Hope you and your family have a great Christmas, aub!

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28. whitewabit (Mod)
7:32 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
NBC reporting that he killed his mother at the school...
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27. SBKaren
7:25 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
This is every parents worst nightmare. It's also a reason why we practice lock down drills at school. I find it appalling that we have to, but this is why. Children should be safe at school, at least give them that one safe haven.


My heart bleeds for the families affected by this, for the staff at the school, for our country. For those directly affected, their lives will never be the same.
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26. auburn
7:15 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
CNN reporting death toll at 30..
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25. janetlee
7:08 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
This is so horrible
News now says possibly a whole kindergarten class. 26 dead,18 children. Shooter was a 20 year old.
I cannot imagine how those parents must feel.
Prayers for all the families of that whole town.
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24. sandiquiz
7:00 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
That's awful.....poor little kiddies.

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23. toddluck
6:42 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
WTF!!!.......thoughts and prayers
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22. auburn
6:37 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Quoting whitewabit:


18 kids dead according to nbc news ...


Sad day for sure..Heard reports many are kindergartners,,
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21. whitewabit (Mod)
6:19 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Quoting auburn:
Atleast 27 dead..many are children


18 kids dead according to nbc news ...
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20. auburn
5:59 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Atleast 27 dead..many are children
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19. toddluck
8:18 PM GMT on December 04, 2012
BOO!!!!
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18. auburn
4:40 PM GMT on December 03, 2012
Good to see you all posting..I mostly lurk these days.
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17. auburn
4:38 PM GMT on December 03, 2012
Quoting masshysteria:
Good Morning, Aubie!

We haven't heard from you awhile and have a feeling you're either stuck on Facebook or still trying to figure out that Smart TV. LOL!

In any event, thought I'd start the month of December off right, with Clem and the boys, and bring some Christmas Cheer to your blogsite and for the header.

HAVE A DECENT SUNDAY AND HOLIDAY SEASON AND DON'T FORGET YOUR WU FRIENDS!



Thanks mass..you always come through for me!!!
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16. masshysteria
4:26 PM GMT on December 02, 2012
Good Morning, Aubie!

We haven't heard from you awhile and have a feeling you're either stuck on Facebook or still trying to figure out that Smart TV. LOL!

In any event, thought I'd start the month of December off right, with Clem and the boys, and bring some Christmas Cheer to your blogsite and for the header.

HAVE A DECENT SUNDAY AND HOLIDAY SEASON AND DON'T FORGET YOUR WU FRIENDS!

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15. SBKaren
5:50 PM GMT on November 22, 2012
I would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends, food and gratitude for what we do have. I promise to try to live up to this quote all year long!



My dad, uncle and aunt were all born in Kentucky. My dad and uncle lost the accent, my aunt didn't, thank goodness. Matter of fact, hers got stronger when she lived in New Orleans. I'm heading up to visit with them tomorrow and I just can't wait to hear her southern drawl....it soothes me!!
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14. whitewabit (Mod)
9:03 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
Youans sound mighty different to my kin folk down there always sayin yual

Happy Thanksgiving to All
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13. Alleyoops
8:53 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving46 Pictures, Images and Photos

Thinking of you on this Special day. Blessings to you and your family.
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12. Skyepony (Mod)
6:14 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
You'lll never shame or beat that hill talk outta me:)

Happy Thanksgiving..Happy Travels!
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11. GardenGrrl
4:35 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
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10. sandiquiz
1:37 PM GMT on November 21, 2012
In keeping with your green blog - a green thanksgiving greeting!

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Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving, full of love and laughter.
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9. TheoJesse
10:56 PM GMT on November 20, 2012
Gee!!
All you guys were lucky. We used kerosene lamps to study by. Had to draw water out of a hand dug well with a bucket. No TV. Battery operated radio. Radio was played about once a week for about an hour. We couldn't afford the batteries.
Jesse
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8. auburn
5:03 PM GMT on November 20, 2012


We had these all through our house..LOL
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7. sandiquiz
4:54 PM GMT on November 20, 2012
My granny had those electrical sockets..... I didn't realise you were older than I am
Aubie!!! lol


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6. toddluck
4:15 PM GMT on November 20, 2012
I remember the electrical socket that screwed into the light fixture,,could move it all over the house.


i have those for christmas lights..they still make em
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5. WxWyz
3:17 PM GMT on November 20, 2012
Gee, Aubbie...I thought "going green" meant you were like sick or somethin'...Well, I gotta go make some book covers now before Dad hollers at me..."

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4. auburn
2:42 PM GMT on November 20, 2012
I remember the electrical socket that screwed into the light fixture,,could move it all over the house.
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3. Skyepony (Mod)
10:09 PM GMT on November 19, 2012
The ones that went through the depression the hard way, they wrote the book on green. I learned more from my grandmothers.. Just waiting for the button stock to go back up & I'll be rich:)

..back to patching my jeans.
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2. Ylee
9:56 PM GMT on November 19, 2012
Well, I reckon, Aub; I always figgerd you-uns talk kinda funny, too! :)
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1. auburn
5:30 PM GMT on November 19, 2012
Being Green

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't
good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment f or future generations."
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 truely recycled.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.
But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.
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 throwaway 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 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.
Member Since: August 27, 2006 Posts: 547 Comments: 50882

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