These Things I Wish For You

These Things I Wish For You

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The Rev LeRoy

Marysville, OH

#1 Feb 16, 2013
It is too bad that some of you will not have these experiences and you will never know because you have a sense of entitlement, but there was a time when entitlements didn't exist.

by Paul Harvey

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.
For my grandchildren, I'd know better.
I'd really like for them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf. I really would.
My cherished grandson, I hope you learn humility by being humiliated and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
I hope you learn to make your bed and mow the lawn and wash the car-and I hope nobody gives you a brand-new car when you are 16. And I hope you have a job by then.
It will be good if at least one time you can see a baby calf born and see your old dog put to sleep.
I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it is alright to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared - I hope you'll let him.
And when you want to see a Disney movie and your kid brother wants to tag along, I hope you take him.
I hope you have to walk uphill with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. And rainy days when you have to hitch a ride...
I hope your driver doesn't have to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with somebody as uncool as your mom.
If you want a slingshot I hope your father teaches you how to make one instead of buy one.
I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books, and when you learn to use those new-fangled computers, you also learn how to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get razzed by friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and that when you talk back to your mother, I hope you learn what Ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on the stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
I hope you get sick when some stupid old person blows cigar smoke in your face.
I don't care if you try beer once, but I hope you won't like it. And if a friend offers you a joint or any dope, I hope you are smart enough to realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your grandpa or go fishing with your uncle.
May you feel sorrow at a funeral and the joy of holidays. I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through a neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster of Paris mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work, and happiness.
...
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller
seriously

Loveland, OH

#2 Feb 16, 2013
The Rev LeRoy wrote:
It is too bad that some of you will not have these experiences and you will never know because you have a sense of entitlement, but there was a time when entitlements didn't exist.
by Paul Harvey
We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.
For my grandchildren, I'd know better.
I'd really like for them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf. I really would.
My cherished grandson, I hope you learn humility by being humiliated and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
I hope you learn to make your bed and mow the lawn and wash the car-and I hope nobody gives you a brand-new car when you are 16. And I hope you have a job by then.
It will be good if at least one time you can see a baby calf born and see your old dog put to sleep.
I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it is alright to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared - I hope you'll let him.
And when you want to see a Disney movie and your kid brother wants to tag along, I hope you take him.
I hope you have to walk uphill with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. And rainy days when you have to hitch a ride...
I hope your driver doesn't have to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with somebody as uncool as your mom.
If you want a slingshot I hope your father teaches you how to make one instead of buy one.
I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books, and when you learn to use those new-fangled computers, you also learn how to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get razzed by friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and that when you talk back to your mother, I hope you learn what Ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on the stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
I hope you get sick when some stupid old person blows cigar smoke in your face.
I don't care if you try beer once, but I hope you won't like it. And if a friend offers you a joint or any dope, I hope you are smart enough to realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your grandpa or go fishing with your uncle.
May you feel sorrow at a funeral and the joy of holidays. I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through a neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster of Paris mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work, and happiness.
...
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller
I love this. Its what the world needs to go back to. Kids have no respect anymore.

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#3 Feb 16, 2013
TL;DR

Full of BS anyways.
KingJRM

Lima, OH

#4 Feb 16, 2013
JustLookWhoItIs wrote:
TL;DR
Full of BS anyways.
How do you know it's full of BS if you didn't read it, welfare boy?

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#5 Feb 16, 2013
Paul Harvey was the author.

"Idiot"/ "The Rev LeRoy"/ hundreds if other names she uses Posted it.

The chances that its full of bullshit are extremely high.

PS: You know that calling me "welfare boy" is akin to calling me "Nike man" or "Apple boy" right? It just really sorta sucks as an insult because you're just naming things I like or enjoy.
The Rev LeRoy

Marysville, OH

#6 Feb 16, 2013
You need to go wipe the tears out of your eyes and remember:

You've got to walk that lonesome valley
Well you gotta go by yourself
Well there ain't nobody else gonna walk it for you
You gotta go there by yourself
just sayin

Lima, OH

#7 Feb 16, 2013
The Rev LeRoy wrote:
You need to go wipe the tears out of your eyes and remember:
You've got to walk that lonesome valley
Well you gotta go by yourself
Well there ain't nobody else gonna walk it for you
You gotta go there by yourself
Some day I'm gonna figure out who you are and I'm gonna...I'm gonna...go poop in your yard!
just sayin

Lima, OH

#8 Feb 16, 2013
Or maybe I will just have my dog poop in it! Pooping in it myself wouldn't really be "me"! lol But ya know, sometimes when you just feel deep in your core that someone is a totally sick f#$%, you just want to retaliate!

Sweet dreams, Zebra!*smooches*
KingJRM

Lima, OH

#9 Feb 16, 2013
JustLookWhoItIs wrote:
Paul Harvey was the author.
"Idiot"/ "The Rev LeRoy"/ hundreds if other names she uses Posted it.
The chances that its full of bullshit are extremely high.
PS: You know that calling me "welfare boy" is akin to calling me "Nike man" or "Apple boy" right? It just really sorta sucks as an insult because you're just naming things I like or enjoy.
Aw, once again, you FAIL utterly and completely at ignoring me, welfare boy...
lol

“..EXPECT US..”

Since: Dec 12

LULZ, OHIO

#10 Feb 16, 2013
KingJRM wrote:
<quoted text>Aw, once again, you FAIL utterly and completely at ignoring me, welfare boy...
lol
It'd help if you we're really the person I was originally ignoring. You're not though, just a lovely imposter. ;)
KingJRM

Lima, OH

#11 Feb 17, 2013
JustLookWhoItIs wrote:
<quoted text>
It'd help if you we're really the person I was originally ignoring. You're not though, just a lovely imposter. ;)
Cool story, bro. lmao *facepalm*:D

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