Remember Your First Kiss???

  Do you remember:
  Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum tubes for the TV.
  When Kool-Aid was the only drink for kids, other than milk and
  When there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys (Keds &
    PF Flyers), and the only time you wore them at school, was for
  When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up.
  When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
  When nobody owned a purebred dog.
  When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
  When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
  When your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
  When all of your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers
  had their hair done, everyday.
  When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas
 pumped, without asking,.... for free, every time. And, you didn't
 pay for air. And, you got  trading stamps to boot!
  When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden
  inside the box.
  When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him, or use him
  to carry groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing
  of it.
  When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
  at a real restaurant with your parents.
  When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed ...
  and did!
  When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to
  the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.


Recipe For A Family Pie :
1 handful of FORGIVENESS 
1 heaping cupful of LOVE
2 tablespoons of GOOD NATURE

Mix: Together smoothly with complete FAITH in GOD
Then sprinkle generously with THOUGHTFULNESS... 
This makes a wonderful Family Pie ..... 
Enjoy !!

Recipe For A Happy Child
1/2 1 C. kindness
2 C. security 2 T. safety
1 C. love 2 C. loving parents
1 C. religion
Boil together with care, kindness, security, safety, love, loving parents and religion. Keep hot at all times, never let get warm. Mix thoroughly. Bake forever. 
Makes one happy child. 

4 C. 1 Kings 4:22 (first part) 
1 large T. 1 Samuel 14:25
1 C. Judges 5:25 (last clause) 
Season to taste of II Chronicles 9:9
2 C. Jeremiah 6:20 
6 of Jeremiah 17:11
2 C. 1 Samuel 30:12 
Pinch of Leviticus 2:13
2 C. Nahum 3:12 (found in the Apocrypha)
1/2 C. Genesis 24:20 
1 T. Number 17:8
2 t. Amos 4:5

Follow Solomon's advice for making good boys (Proverbs 23:14) and you will have a good cake.

Take two equal parts of FAITH and KINDNESS, 
add enough LOVE for a suitable and even consistency. Blend in GENEROUSLY, THOUGHTFULNESS, 
add ENCOURAGEMENT to taste. 
A pinch of CHEERFULNESS will improve the flavor. 
Stir the whole thing with a hale and hearty laugh, and share with everyone. 
It'll grow on you.

Too much love never spoils children. 

Children become spoiled when we 

substitute "presents" for "presence."




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