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April 19,2008 the date I became a member of NOTH, I had been a member of the Cloudeight family for years because I used their beautiful stationery on my emails. When NOTH was introduced I gladly joined; was not familiar with any social sites. Beginning with ages forty and up, it has been one of the best choices I could have made. At my age I have out lived my family members, a lot of my friends and NOTH has filled in with new friends that seem like family. It has been a wonderful eight years, a smooth ride with few bumps.
Looking back at myself being a new member, I have to give credit to the greeters who made me feel welcome and knowing they we there when I needed help. I mean I took them at their word. I began asking question after question because the Profile page seemingly was my biggest problem. I have to give credit to Mouse first, she let me know what to make transparent etc. Later Auntie Andrea took time to number and explain where each line was, just what I needed. I am on a roll now..lol I became a pest in the message boxes of Altara(Diane), Susan, and Shell. They were so nice about giving me answers. I knew little about the computer and nothing about Noth. There was a Computer group that was not quite up to par until Altara took over later.
I have made quite a number of friends that has been with me through all these year and I appreciate each of them. I was quite active in groups earlier but when I realized that there was such a gap (age wise) I sat back. These younster don't know nothing about outdoor toilets, chopping wood, pumping water, killing chickens, gardening and other ways of life I had lived, I now love my visit to the forum and the things they post in my bulletins. They seem to live such active lives and I enjoy them posting about it. The biggest joke of all was when I thought I could make a background. I really thought it was easy looking at it. Shell sent me the basis, Eva help me install the sight,( I pestered her so much, she gave me her email address) and Susan explained the source. I got started but I realized "this is too much for me." I really believe I got a few more gray hairs. I spent too many late hours but I struggled enough to make a back ground that I used on my profile for a month or two It was a far cry from a professional look, so never again. Its takes a lot of work and I admire each one in that group. I can not finish this Looking Back Post with out a word to the Administrators. Eightball(Darcy) and TC. have been to the Cloudeight family like mother hens protecting their biddies. If you don't read their Info/Ave Newsletter, you are missing a lot of good helpful information. You can't find any one more caring, concerned and honest looking out for others they have never seen or met. My hats off to both!
Hugs to all Noth members. I keep this group in my prayers
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Dallas is my home, born and reared here. I can not remember such a chaotic situation as this Ebola Crisis. We are being told, "It's not by contact, it is not airborne;only by coming in contact with the body fluids of the contageous person." Why are all these people under quarantine? Does taking your temp twice daily while waiting for it to elevate make sense? You don't know who, where,what or why you can't move around. Health experts on TV and News saying "Dont Panic, you can not get it from contact." My thinking is the sanitation conditions are so different in the USA where as a little or none in parts of those countries in Africa!
I love my hometown.Nothing but all sort of apologies now for not being prepared and all the mistakes that has been made. Steam cleaning and destroying everything including keepsakes the family owned. A little happy puppy isolated. Found No Ebola!
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Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.
The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We did...n'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 for future generations."
The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain:
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 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 school books. 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 throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220volts. 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 "greenthing" 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 blade in arazor 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 in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the"green thing." 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 smart ass young person.
We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to really piss us off... especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smart-ass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
Written by Steven Kruger; Copied from granddaughter's Facebook Page
Have a wonderful day!
Love and Hugs, Billie