One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..
The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before: 'television 'penicillin 'polio shots 'frozen foods 'Xerox 'contact lenses 'Frisbees and 'the pill
There were no: 'credit cards 'laser beams or 'ball-point pens
Man had not invented: 'pantyhose 'air conditioners 'dishwashers 'clothes dryers 'and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
'space travel was only in Flash Gordon books.
Your Grandmother and I got married first,... and then lived together..
Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every woman older than me, "mam". And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."
We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the Bible, good judgment, and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege... We thought fast food was eating half a biscuit while running to catch the school bus.
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios. And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.
The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam....
Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, ... but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
In my day: '"grass" was mowed, '"coke" was a cold drink, '"pot" was something your mother cooked in and '"rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby. '"Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office, '"chip" meant a piece of wood, '"hardware" was found in a hardware store and '"software" wasn't even a word.
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.
How old do you think I am?
I bet you have this old man in mind....you are in for a shock!
Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.
Are youready ?????
This man would be only 70years old today.
GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINKABOUT... PASS THIS ONTO THE OLD ONES, THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
We all know that Bees are facing major threats, such as, habitat loss, disease, climate change and pesticides. Without these glorious pollinators we would lose much of our food source. Animal pollinators such as Bees, Birds, Butterflies, and Bats are essential for the reproduction of nearly 85% of the worlds flowering plants. "The most important of these are Bees, making them, essential to the entire fabric of life on the planet." says Scott Black, the Executive Director of Xerces Society.
Researchers noted the greatest declines in areas like
the Midwest and California's Central Valley,
where farmers grow crops that rely most heavily on Bees,
including apples, almonds, peaches, and blueberries.
That means for us a less stable food supply and
more expensive prices.
A common sight that Spring is here in our area
There are a bounty of native Bees
How Can We Help The Bees?
First they LOVE Sunflowers!
Plant some if you can along with native plants.
Native plants require less maintenance for you.
Eliminate pesticides which kill Bees directly.
Provide water and mud.
Some bees use mud to build their nests.
Plant pollen and nectar rich plants in a group
so Bees can find them. Include Wildflowers.
Make a Mason Bee Lodge
Solitary bees, like Mason bees are excellent pollinators, but they sometimes struggle to find nesting sites. A home-made nest looks attractive and provides them with a home, as well as ensuring bumper vegetable harvests. Hang your bee hotel in the shade and in an out of the way spot.
Use an old terra cotta pot, old bamboo pieces,
play dough and a roll of florist wire.
Thread a piece of long wirethru the pots
bottom hole and around to the outside to
make a loop for it would hang by. Press the play dough (or you can use modeling clay)
into the bottom of the pot. Cut the bamboo to size
We’ve exceeded our goal of giving away 100 million seeds—10 times over! But after giving away a 1.5 billion seeds, we’re all out. Thanks for your support and keep us posted on your pledge to plant using #BringBackTheBees.