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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

green when green wasnt green, bb,

from fb friend plb thanks

in the line in the store the cashier told the little old lady the  plastic
bag wasnt good for the environment
the little old lady apologized as she said they did not have the green
thing back in her day

thats right back then they did not have the green thing in her day
they returned their milk bottles, coke bottles and beer bottles back
to the store
the store sent them to the plant to be washed, sterilized and refilled
the bottles were used over and over again
so they really were recycled

but they didnt have the green thing in her day

in her day they walked up the stairs because they did not have
elevators in every store and office building
they walked to the grocery store and did not climb into a 300 hp
machine to go just 2 blocks

shes right though
they didnt have the green thing in her day

back then they washed the babys diapers because they did not
have throw away diapers
they dried clothes on the line not in some energy burning machine
gobbling up 220 volts -wind and solar power really did dry their
kids got hand me down clothes from their brothers and sisters and
not always brand new clothes (had 7 siblings so always had hand
me downs-was glad i was in the middle and not in the end of the
line-although they would be torn holey and stained by then now
days they would be styling)

but the little lady was right they did not have green in her day

back then they had one tv or radio in the house-not a tv in
every room
the tv screen was the size of a small pizza dish and not the
size of the state of montana

in the kitchen they blended and stirred by hand because they did
not have electric machines to do everything
when they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail they wrapped
it with wadded up newspapers not bubble wrap or styrofoam

back then they did not fire up an engine and burn gasoline to cut
the lawn but instead used a push power that ran on human power
they exercised by working so they did not have to go to a health
club to to run on treadmills that operate on electricity

but shes right they did not have the green thing back then

they drank from a fountain when they were thirsty and did not use a
cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water
they refilled pens with ink (boy that was messy never could get that
done right) and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of
throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull
(also they use to take the razor blade and sharpen it by rimming it
around the edge of a glass)

but they did not have the green thing back then

back then people took the street car and kids rode their bikes to
school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a
24 hour taxi service
they had one electric outlet in a room and not an entire bank of
sockets to power a dozen appliances
they did not need a computerized gadget to receive a signal
beamed for satellites 2000 miles out in space in order to find the
nearest pizza joint

but they did not have the green thing back then

well butler bombed
couldnt shoot worth a dam
congratulations u conn and grand pa on the win

lets go aggies
gig that leprechaun tonight

the organicgreen doctor


  1. ...and we had gardens and compost areas, we bought used items and we repaired everything we could or used it for something else.

    folks could gain a few ideas from reading books like "Foxfire" and others.

    It's actually a very satisfying accomplishment to DIY a project... and this country could do better to get off it's cash-based dependency.

  2. I bet I could make a mint having a "Good ole' Days" B&B. No AC, just open windows. No TV, just birds to watch. Gather your breakfast in the morning and pick your dinner at night. It would be so nice. 8)

  3. Loved the green story....HATED the game!! I have to say that was the worse game I have ever seen. Okay maybe since watching JV games in highschool. Eric said on Facebook "That was the worst game I watched all season long. And that's really saying something when you follow the horns..." Pretty much sums it up.

    Enjoy the cooler day! Summer will be here before we know it.

  4. mw
    was a bad game
    gonna be a long hot dry summer im afraid

  5. Don't forget using the lint out of dryer vents to make pillows. That was only when it was raining, of course.