Poem's simple truth benefits family t...

Poem's simple truth benefits family through generations

There are 70 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Poem's simple truth benefits family through generations. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

DEAR ABBY: When I was growing up, my parents had a framed poem from your column hanging on our kitchen wall.

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“An Apple a day”

Since: Jun 08

nil carborundum illegitemi

#61 Mar 18, 2009
AngelaMN wrote:
Nancy had a sense of humor about it all.
Yes, I rather liked her.
MaryAnn

United States

#62 Mar 18, 2009
I don't have much to say about the letters today (duh, they were great though!) but wanted to post to say how fun it was to read all of the posts. Makes me really want to have something meaningful to say.

I thought something major was wrong with my car but all I had to do is add antifreeze! What a relief!

That was almost meaningful, right? 8-o <---OH, that smiley looks like he is wearing motorcycle goggles! There! THAT was meaningful!
Ivory Dove

San Antonio, TX

#63 Mar 19, 2009
MaryAnn wrote:
I don't have much to say about the letters today (duh, they were great though!) but wanted to post to say how fun it was to read all of the posts. Makes me really want to have something meaningful to say.
I thought something major was wrong with my car but all I had to do is add antifreeze! What a relief!
That was almost meaningful, right? 8-o <---OH, that smiley looks like he is wearing motorcycle goggles! There! THAT was meaningful!
You're right about fun writing. Here we don't get
much snow, but one year the families who'd lived
in Washington State and Montana took the opportunity during a snow fall to show the kids
who'd never seen snow art how to sculpt "snow
art". They even rolled a "snow sphinx" on one
of the lawns.
Russell

Huntsville, AL

#64 Mar 19, 2009
I have 2 motorcycles: A Honda VFR 800, and a Suzuki SV 650. However, I question the wisdom of parking a motorcycle in the house, unless one has an electric motorcycle. It is not a good idea to keep gasoline in the house and, when a motorcycle is started, the carbon monoxide emitted could be dangerous.

Also, riding with helmet and gloves DOES NOT provide sufficient protection. It is important to wear a proper protective jacket, pants, and boots. When I rode my VFR 2 summers ago from Albuquerque to Minneapolis, Manitowoc WI, Chicago, Memphis, and back to Albuquerque (3600 miles), I ALWAYS wore full protective gear, even though it was extremely hot in Chicago. If a rider goes down, even at low speed, he is likely to lose considerable skin without adequate protective gear. With adequate protective gear, a rider may receive only minor or no injuries, although there are no guarantees.

Regarding the MSF riding course mentioned by another poster, it is very inadequate, although it is an important start. Yes, it may enable one to become LEGALLY qualified to ride, but during the course, one never exceeds about 20 mph and never rides in traffic. Obviously that does not provide enough instruction or practice to make it safe to ride in traffic or at highway speeds. The MSF course is the same in all states.
MaryAnn

United States

#65 Mar 20, 2009
That sounded like fun! I bet the kids loved it.:)
Ivory Dove wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right about fun writing. Here we don't get
much snow, but one year the families who'd lived
in Washington State and Montana took the opportunity during a snow fall to show the kids
who'd never seen snow art how to sculpt "snow
art". They even rolled a "snow sphinx" on one
of the lawns.
MaryAnn

United States

#66 Mar 20, 2009
Russell, you made some good points!
Russell wrote:
I have 2 motorcycles: A Honda VFR 800, and a Suzuki SV 650. However, I question the wisdom of parking a motorcycle in the house, unless one has an electric motorcycle. It is not a good idea to keep gasoline in the house and, when a motorcycle is started, the carbon monoxide emitted could be dangerous.
Also, riding with helmet and gloves DOES NOT provide sufficient protection. It is important to wear a proper protective jacket, pants, and boots. When I rode my VFR 2 summers ago from Albuquerque to Minneapolis, Manitowoc WI, Chicago, Memphis, and back to Albuquerque (3600 miles), I ALWAYS wore full protective gear, even though it was extremely hot in Chicago. If a rider goes down, even at low speed, he is likely to lose considerable skin without adequate protective gear. With adequate protective gear, a rider may receive only minor or no injuries, although there are no guarantees.
Regarding the MSF riding course mentioned by another poster, it is very inadequate, although it is an important start. Yes, it may enable one to become LEGALLY qualified to ride, but during the course, one never exceeds about 20 mph and never rides in traffic. Obviously that does not provide enough instruction or practice to make it safe to ride in traffic or at highway speeds. The MSF course is the same in all states.
bandaid

Charlottesville, VA

#67 Mar 20, 2009
Well, this thread is a boring waste of time. Ciao.
MaryAnn

Madison, WI

#68 Mar 20, 2009
bandaid wrote:
Well, this thread is a boring waste of time. Ciao.
Ditto for your comment. ;)

“Seriously?”

Since: Feb 09

Austin, TX

#69 Mar 20, 2009
Holy carp they are leaving! Quick! Someone entertain them before it's too late!
Ivory Dove

San Antonio, TX

#70 Mar 21, 2009
Let's try this from the dunking booth:

A small curious troll named Pretty
Darn Fast Talking Troll stared at the
big scary man with the net. The man
had several older women in little
cages with dental rubber dams over their
mouths.

"Where are you taking them?" PDFTT
asked softly. "And why did you catch
the and take their voices?"

"They think too much!" growled the
man with the net. "They don't stay
at home bare foot and having babies
like good little wives should."

"Aww, do they really have to all
be alike?" PDFTT sweetly asked. The
endearing eyes were so overwhelming
to the big man that he put the keys
in PDFTT's hand--and little PDFTT
released the different ladies giving
them back their voices as each one
was set free.

When PDFTT turned to tell the gruff
man, "You did the right thing," the
man had already disappeared. But
little PDFTT had done some good that day.

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