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    Common Sense

    I am 83 years old. My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my
    life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It
    seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time
    passed until today I read his obituary.

    Obituary - Common Sense
    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 rain, why the early bird gets the
    worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense
    lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you
    earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are in
    charge).

    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but
    overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy
    charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
    from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
    reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job
    they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It
    declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent
    to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student; but
    could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to
    have an abortion.
    Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became
    contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better
    treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you
    couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar
    can sue you for assault.
    Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
    realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
    her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

    Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his
    wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He
    is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to
    Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few
    realized he was gone. If you still remember him pass this on. If not,
    join the majority and do nothing.

    Let us All Bow Our Head in Sorrow, Not So Much,That He is Gone,
    But That We Watched Him Die, and Did Nothing to Prevent it.

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    I love this. Do you mine if I copy it and post it on a few other places I am on?
    Nicole

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    You are most welcome to do that Nicole.
    Wombat

    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleLJ
    I love this. Do you mine if I copy it and post it on a few other places I am on?
    Nicole

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    I absolutely love it!! Thanks for posting it!

    On a side note: I wonder if anyone here has a copy of that email that tells of all the things we(my generation-the older set) endured as children and were able to survive it all. No intention to hijack-this just brings it to mind


    I've been Boo'd...
    Thanks Barry!

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    Wonderful Story.Sadly it is so true.
    Nikki[human],Zippy[tabby],and Pumpkin[orange tabby]
    Rest in Peace my Sweet Hammie Zoey
    Jan 1,09-March 26,2010

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    Ah mate....I know that one well. It was sent to me about a year ago....long time deleted from my computer.
    I'll write my mate in Canada, see if I can locate it for you.
    Wombat

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy and Delilah
    I absolutely love it!! Thanks for posting it!

    On a side note: I wonder if anyone here has a copy of that email that tells of all the things we(my generation-the older set) endured as children and were able to survive it all. No intention to hijack-this just brings it to mind

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    Thanks. Same for me, I deleted it a long time ago. I appreciate you looking for it


    I've been Boo'd...
    Thanks Barry!

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    I love that story. Have had it on my fridge for years. I did have the other one sent to me not long ago by a friend, but I unknowingly deleted it. Maybe she still has it.

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    LOL! I love it! And I haven't seen it before. Think I'll pass it along to my e-mail buddies, I can see them shaking their heads & smiling - sometimes the truth hurts so good.

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