Tuesday, October 18, 2005


I decided to do like several other people here and do this little exercise.

The instructions go like this:

Here were my instructions:
1. Go into your archives.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Post the fifth sentence or the closest to it.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag 5 other people to do the same.

In this particular post, I talked about many things, including sharing how my mom reacted when she found out I was joining other kids in making fun of a girl whose father was a garbage collector:

But she told me that I should instead be grateful that someone was willing to put their hands in the garbage and do all that lifting and take it all to the smelly dump for me, and honor any worthwhile work.

I'm grateful to have been taught that lesson, too. Other people need to learn it.

I'd tag, but I was offline so long, I don't know who did it and who didn't!


Karen said...

beautiful lesson :)
thanks for sharing that.
I used to pick up trash in the parking lots and empty the big cans outside of stores in shopping centers. the kids were pretty mean to me sometimes.
it put food on the table and kept a roof over our head. not ashamed of it to this day. honest work should always be respected.
many hugs,

scribble said...

great lesson !
Missed you in the blogging world.
Glad you are well.

dondon009 said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful mother......

It was my honor to TAG you because somehow I knew you would make a statement that would warm the heart and provide food for the soul!


SassyFemme said...

Definitely a good Life's Lesson.

sttropezbutler said...

Praise be for the garbage people in the world.

Praise be for Moms who teach GREAT lessons.

Praise be for kids who learn them.


Go Astros.

scribble said...

hey just an FYI for you
Tony Stewart is going to be on the show Three Wishes on Friday night.
Check it out.

BostonPobble said...

I'm really glad you're back. I was hibernating, too, so I understand the necessity of it. And I'm always glad when you come back. Just know that.