an occasional newsletter of the Nanty Glo Home Page
January 24 2001

 NGHS Class of '50 reunion photo added
Looking for family-tree help
The Nanty Glo Jonal gets a new start
New membership categories for Museum/Historical Society

Continuing our discussion of "wealth from poverty"

Continuing our discussion of "wealth from poverty."

During the run of "The Waltons" as a new TV serial, a cynical television writer in San Francisco commented referring to the "poverty" depicted, "There's always another quarter hidden away in a sock, to save the day."

But that's the way it was, wasn't it, when we were living in economic depression, at least during the latter years of the Great Depression, as is the setting of "The Waltons." Not a sock, literally, but when I was a child and youth, there was always a way to earn a quarter, and sometimes even a dollar. Go to the woods and scavenge scrap metal or pop bottles from the family dumps or the junked cars parked there, and turn them in to what now would be called recyclers. Pick "princess pine" for a whole day and put it in a burlap sack and sell it at Lawlers near Strongstown. ( Did any of you do that? Many a weekend I spent most of my Saturday doing it, to earn a dollar so I could go rollerskating at Cicero's that night!)

What similar fund raising methods did you find?

If the following item of the day is a joke, it will be indicated by happy face icons ; if an inspirational item. by book icons .

The senility prayer
God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones that I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Now that I'm 'older (but refuse to grow up), here's what I've discovered: ONE- I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. TWO- My wild oats have turned into prunes and All-Bran. THREE- I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart. FOUR- Funny, I don't remember being absent minded.... FIVE- All reports are in; life is now officially unfair. SIX- If all is not lost, where is it? SEVEN- It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser. EIGHT- Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant. NINE- I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.... TEN- Kids in the back seat cause accidents. ELEVEN- Accidents in the back seat TWELVE- It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere. THIRTEEN- The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom. FOURTEEN- If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees. FIFTEEN- When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess? SIXTEEN- It's not hard to meet expenses...they're everywhere. SEVENTEEN- The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. EIGHTEEN- These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter...I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after. NINETEEN-UNABLE TO REMEMBER IF I HAVE MAILED THIS TO YOU OR NOT but DOUBT IF YOU CAN, EITHER.

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