09-23-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Team Sports” You must have a “team effort” to win! A team is; starters, subs, coaches, trainers and fans!...any deviation’s or weaknesses in any of these categories make it extremely harder to win, consistently!...even the modern pro golfers talk about their “team” in interviews and they say things like “we really played well today”…just saying…plain and simple.
09-22-14-My Morning Thoughts: train of thought? I lost my “train” of thought again!…oh well how about a “train” story then, ha ha!,,,,,,MOM don’t read this one...Ya me, Andy, Ron and just about every other kid at Willow Arms played on the railroad tracks and messed around on the trains and some of us got hurt but for the most part it was all-in-all good constructive youthful misbehavior…you can’t expect to grow up by the railroad tracks and never break a rule every now and again…plain and simple.
09-19-14-My Morning Thoughts: “you can’t get away” Nobody ever told me that as you get older you get more fatigued a-lot faster. Ya we could run every day and do all the exercises and eat all those correct PC foods and not smoke and not drink and on and on and on…but we can’t avoid father time…so I will Laugh, Love and Live in the meanwhile with the family and friends I’ve been blessed with and enjoy every second…have a great weekend all and be safe in your travels…plain and simple.
09-18-14-My Morning Thoughts: TBT What was the name of that place with the root beer floats served in that big barrel like glass and the roller-skating waitresses? I remember my parents use to take us out there every once in a while on Sundays or coming back from visiting the PA relatives…for some reason coffee is just NOT working on my memory section this fine morning…anyway I remember it was fun!...plain and simple.
09-17-14-My Morning Thoughts: While walking all alone in the woods, if a tree falls on me, will it really matter if it makes a noise or not?...just asking…plain and simple.
09-16-14-My Morning Thoughts: “old things” So many of us treat their old stuff like precious gold…old toys, old books, old cars, old pictures, old furniture, old fishing poles, old boats and just about everything you can think of is cherished from one time to another…just don’t forget the most precious old thing we can ever have…those that have come before us!!!...let’s not forget to treat them like precious gold too…plain and simple.
Isn’t there a difference, while acting on your constitutional rights as peaceful protesters, standing up for beliefs, distinguishing the madness of injustice…and/or the destroying of public property, private property and infringing on others safety?...why must there be the goodness of innocence eradicated to prove a point that needs to be proven?...stand strong, speak loud and show the violence that the power of peace will prevail…I know it’s easier to say than do but I had to say it!…plain and simple.
I wonder how many people that were teenagers between 1965 and 1975 would still be talking to each other today without the media world. I mean before the tech world most people would stay in touch with their “best” friends “somewhat” but what about all those “good” friends that we might never have heard from again? Ya we probably would get to see them at one or two of the reunions but other than that, not much. Life is tricky and the tangents are vast and with one step, here or there, you’re off on another one and before ya know it, it’s another decade gone by. Anyway, for me I’m very grateful to have the chance to catch up and see what all those nearly 1000 high school graduates and the 50 that didn’t graduate are up to….I’ve had the pleasure to see a snapshot of their lives and laugh a little and cry a little and just be there a little. In the big picture it’s probably not on anyone’s, most important thing in my life list, however it is kind-a special just knowing you’re out there to share some moments…and I thank you…plain and simple.
If some people would only realize what this world could be…plain and simple.
09-10-14-My Morning Thoughts: The Wire…not the show LOL In my younger days we use to braid telephone wires and make them into bracelets and necklaces, I guess it was cool then around the old stomping grounds of Thomas Jefferson Elementary and then Shore Junior high. Anyway, between the school and our willow arms apartment’s there was a row of factory type buildings along the way. Me and my two old oldest friends in the world decided to hop a ten foot fence at the old Ohio Bell truck storage place and hit the dumpster for left over wire. Well in the middle of the dumpster diving the garage door from the building starts to slowly open, we start running for the fence, climb over and hi-tail-it for the railroad tracks! Almost home free when I hear…help! I look back and my one buddy is hanging upside down from the barbed-wire fence. His bellbottom’s got stuck on the way over and he couldn’t break free so I had to make a split second decision…I look at my other friend and he looks at me and I say we got to go back. Now we know if we keep going they never catch us once we hit the tracks, but we ran back as fast as we could ripped the bellbottoms free from the fence and our friend fell on us and to the ground. At this time the door had risen and a guy walked out noticing all the commotion and began calling us, quite forcefully! We took off for the tracks once again but now as the three best friends, all together! The guy chased a little and I’m pretty sure he knew who we were, looking back now, because we were always playing around those buildings anyway…anyway, we didn’t get caught that day and we never did that again but we really never had to because a few days later while I was walking home from school, that guy sees me and comes out the front door of the shop and grabs me and says…”hey, tell your friends that if you kids stay out of the dumpster I’ll give you kids all the old wire you want cause I just don’t want to see anybody getting hurt back there”…man I thought he was going to drag me home to my parents, but not the case, I did what he said and consequently we became the wire suppliers of Thomas Jefferson Elementary…what a great world back then!...and BTW, happy birthday Andy D. …plain and simple.