Rest in Peace


Old 10-02-03, 01:33 PM
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Rest in Peace

Please join me in saying good-bye....

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of
Common Sense who has been with us for many years.

No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long
ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valued lessons as
knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the
worm and that life isn't always fair.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more
than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are
in charge, and wants do not equal needs ). His health began to rapidly
deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set
in place.

The report of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for
kissing a classmate, a teen suspended from school for using mouthwash
after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student,
only worsened his condition. It declined even further when schools were
required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but could
not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have
an abortion.

Finally, Common sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments
became contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received
better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize
that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled it in her lap, and was
awarded a lot of money.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his
wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by two stepbrothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
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Old 10-04-03, 09:56 AM
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When I 1st started reading the post I thought maybe this was somebodies pen name but after reading it all I figured out what you were posting and have to agree 100%
Old 10-04-03, 04:43 PM
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Wonder if there will be a namesake that could take his place and survive?

As I was reading this, I thought of how little common sense I have at times. I also saw how I did have common sense once but the right to use it was taken away.

Maybe, just maybe, I can learn to keep Common Sense alive and well in my heart?

Old 10-06-03, 08:21 AM
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Kay said:
I can learn to keep Common Sense alive and well in my heart.

Kay said it all, we believe there is a right & a wrong & we can use our common sense. I believe a new way to look at life can evolve, if we all want it bad enough.

I posted this here, because of all the people I have met online it is the DIYers, that still practice Common Sense & teach it to their children.

Old 10-09-03, 09:08 AM
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Unfortuantely, it is all too true.

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