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Thursday, October 22, 2015

"WE HAD A LITTLE FAITH" (America then & now)

by Robby Bowling

Once upon a time we had a "Fairytale Country" AMERICA and yes we all know our history was imperfect & even somewhat checkered....And as a "baby-boomer" I remember "segregation" and "integration"......I remember when JFK , MLK & Bobby Kennedy were killed.....I also remember ."The Cold War." the Berlin Wall, The Korean War, Vietnam & Nuclear War Drills in High School......

We also went to Church every Sunday, prayed in school, said the Pledge Of Allegiance & the family's while not perfect they STAYED TOGETHER.......And the Pick-Ups parked out I the School Parking lots had "GUN RACKS" in them......We often went out at lunch to shoot our guns....And (drum roll, please) NOT ONE PERSON WAS SHOT.....

As I said this was far from being a "Perfect Society" but somehow we managed.....Gas was 25 cents a gallon, cigarettes were 20 cents a pack & the Minimum Wage was $1.35 an hour......We didn't have Credit-Cards in those days....we had Lay-A-Way.......If you didn't need it you didn't buy it....AND WE WERE NOT SLAVES TO DEBT......like we are now...

And the simple truth is I grew up on a farm with two-brothers & a sister and for ALL practical purposes,"WE WERE DIRT POOR"....... But you know....unlike today we had no "Conception " of what POOR was.....We didn't know it...... And we therefore didn't care....We were "Family First" and we took care of each other............we were TAUGHT to believe......WE HAD A LITTLE FAITH.....

What is this 'THING" we have become?......Familys......gone!......Religion......gone!......Living within our means.......gone!........The true meaning of love.....gone! And then there's one more to add, BELIEVING in your fellow man.... That's GONE!...........and BELIEVING in this GOVERNMENT, what it "stood for"....... That's GONE it seems now FOREVER!!!!

When I look at Washington, the leaders, the direction, the corruption, the lies, the deceit & the pure unadulterated FILTH.......I'm sorry I don't believe anymore....we have collectively lost our way.....

I do believe in my friends & my family...that's all we have.....It's the LITTLE THING'S that matter......This country has fallen upon hard times now & is adrift.....But I do remember a time when "WE HAD A LITTLE FAITH".....those may not have been the "good old days" .......But I'll take them anytime over this madness....You put a little Faith, with a little Logic & Reason you can move mountains.....nowadays all we move is our love of MONEY!




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