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I wish to incite all Christians to rise up and take back the United States of America with all of God's manifold blessings. We want the free allowance of the Bible and prayers allowed again in schools, halls of justice, and all governing bodies. We don't seek a theocracy until Jesus returns to earth because all men are weak and power corrupts the very best of them.
We want to be a kinder and gentler people without slavery or condescension to any.

The world seems to be in a time of discontent among the populace. Christians should not fear. God is Love, shown best through Jesus Christ. God is still in control. All Glory to our Creator and to our God!

A favorite quote from my good friend, Jack Plymale, which I appreciate:

"Wars are planned by old men,in council rooms apart. They plan for greater armament, they map the battle chart, but: where sightless eyes stare out, beyond life's vanished joys, I've noticed,somehow, all the dead and mamed are hardly more than boys(Grantland Rice per our mutual friend, Sarah Rapp)."

Thanks Jack!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fender Skirts and supper . . . Thx Keith Band Sarah R!

Subject: Fw: Fender Skirts and Supper


Subject: Fender Skirts and Supper



I know some of you will not understand this message,
but I bet you know someone who might. 
I came across this phrase yesterday.

A term I haven't heard in a long time, and thinking about
'fender skirts' started me thinking
about other words that quietly disappear from our language 
with hardly a notice like'curb feelers'
And 'steering knobs.' (AKA)
'suicide knob,'
 'hollywood spinners.'
'neckers knobs.'

Since I'd been thinking of cars,
my mind naturally went that direction first.
Any kid will probably have to find some older person over 50
to explain some of these terms to you.
Remember 'Continental kits?'
They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers 
that were supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental.
When did we quit calling them 'emergency brakes?
At some point 'parking brake' became the proper term.  
But I miss the hint of drama that went with 'emergency brake.'

I'm sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone who
would call the accelerator the 'foot feed.'
Many today do not even know what a clutch is
or that the dimmer switchused to be on the floor.
For that matter, the starterwas down there too.
Didn't you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home,
so you could ride the'running board' up to the house?
Here's a phrase I heard all the time in my youth
but never anymore -'store-bought.'
Of course, just about everything is store-bought these days.
But once it was bragging material to have a
store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of candy.
'Coast to coast' is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement
and now means almost nothing.
Now we take the term 'worldwide' for granted. 
This floors me.
On a smaller scale, 'wall-to-wall' was once a magical term in our homes.
In the '50s, everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with,
wow, wall-to-wall carpeting!
Today, everyone replaces their wall-to-wall carpeting
with hardwood floors.  Go figure.
When was the last time you heard the quaint phrase 'in a family way?'
It's hard to imagine that the word 'pregnant'
was once considered a little too graphic,
a little too clinical for use in polite company, 
so we had all that talk about stork visits
and 'being in a family way' or simply 'expecting.'
Apparently 'brassiere' is a word no longer in usage.
I said it the other day and my daughter cracked up.
I guess it's just 'bra' now.
'Unmentionables' probably wouldn't be understood at all.
I always loved going to the'picture show,'
but I considered 'movie' an affectation.
Most of these words go back to the '50s,
but here's a pure '60s word I came across the other day'rat fink.'
Ooh, what a nasty put-down!
Here's a word I miss -'percolator.'
That was just a fun word to say.
And what was it replaced with
Coffee maker. How dull! 
Mr. Coffee, I blame you for this.
I miss those made-up marketing words
that were meant to sound so modern and now sound so retro.
Words like 'Dyna Flow'and 'Electrolux' and 'Frigidaire'.
Introducing the 1963 Admiral TV, now with'Spectra Vision!'
Food for thought.
Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago?
Nobody complains of that anymore.
Maybe that's what Castor oil cured,
because I never hear mothers threatening kids
with Castor Oil anymore.
Some words aren't gone, but are definitely on the endangered list.
The one that grieves me most is 'supper.'
Now everybody says 'dinner.'  Save a great word.
Invite someone to supper.  Discuss fender skirts.
Someone forwarded this to me.
I thought some of us of a 'certain age' would remember most of these.
Just for fun, pass it along to others
of 'a certain age.'

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