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Thread: I wish the old paths were before us instead of behind us.

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    My Friend sent me this - thought I would pass it on -

    THE OLD PATHS

    I liked the old paths, when
    Moms were at home.
    Dads were at work.
    Brothers went into the army.
    And sisters got married BEFORE having children!

    Crime did not pay;
    Hard work did;
    And people knew the difference.

    Moms could cook;
    Dads would work;
    Children would behave.

    Husbands were loving;
    Wives were supportive;
    And children were polite.

    Women wore the jewelry;
    And Men wore the pants.

    Women looked like ladies;
    Men looked like gentlemen;
    And children looked decent.

    People loved the truth,
    And hated a lie.

    They came to church to get IN,
    Not to get OUT!

    Hymns sounded Godly;
    Sermons sounded helpful;
    Rejoicing sounded normal;
    And crying sounded sincere.

    Cursing was wicked;
    Drugs were for illness;
    And divorce was unthinkable.

    The flag was honored;
    America was beautiful;
    And God was welcome!

    We read the Bible in public;
    Prayed in school;
    And preached from house to house.

    To be called an American was worth dying for;
    To be called an American was worth living for;
    To be called a traitor was a shame!


    I still like the old paths the best!



    'The Old Paths' was written by a retired minister who lives In Tennessee.

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    Very well put!!

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    I can agree with some of those but not all. Those were the days before permanent press, before dishwashers and microwaves, before anti-lock breaks, and before (GASP) internet!!!!!!!!!!! Oh --- and quilt making was a LOT harder!!!!

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    Yes, I miss MORALS and Values...SIGH

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    We traded hard work in for stress...I'd trade the stress of life today for my dishwasher and washing machine any day!

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    That's truly what made America great. Hard work, honesty, values, lots of praying.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    I like parts of it, but someone's looking back with rose colored glasses. There was a lot of hurt in the world in 'the good ole days.'

    Thank you for the uplifting parts.

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    Not the least bit interested in the "old paths".

    I like working, went crazy for the few years I was home with small children, don't cook and have no interest in learning and would not be a part of a household where the husband wore the pants.

    We are equal partners and have a life that allows us both to feel fulfilled, and have raised our four children to expect the same.

    Sorry, but I think most of it sounds awful (for me anyway).

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