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Thread: The Green Thing/ For Roger

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    Default The Green Thing/ For Roger

    Roger,
    You will enjoy this. No I'm not being sarcastic.

    I guess going GREEN isn't all that new. We were going green when I was a kid, and I didn't even know it.

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    THE GREEN THING
    In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags werenít good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, ďWe didnít have the green thing back in my day.Ē
    Thatís right, they didnít have the green thing in her day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But they didnít have the green thing back her day.
    In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didnít have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didnít climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks. But sheís right. They didnít have the green thing in her day.
    Back then, they washed the babyís diapers because they didnít have the throwaway kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts Ė wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right, they didnít have the green thing back in her day.
    Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house Ė not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a pizza dish, not a screen the size of the state of Montana.
    In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didnít have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used wadded up newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
    Back then, they didnít fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didnít need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But sheís right, they didnít have the green thing back then.
    They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty, instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled pens with ink, instead of throwing the used one and buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But they didnít have the green thing back then.
    Back then, people took the streetcar and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus, instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didnít need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
    But that old lady is right. They didnít have the green thing back in her day.
    Makes you stop and think what weíve done to ourselves.
    I'm sure GLAD I grew up back in that day!


    Hihope Hiland Heathen of Perth CD, RE, CGC, TDI

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    You for got the "Out House:
    This is what he was all about!:
    Vinny last hunting year
    53 pheasants in South Dakota 200 + ducks in Idaho
    Lasting memories Vinny was 13+ years old!

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