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Saturday, January 22, 2011


Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a society that had an educational system that taught all the necessary subjects, but included in that curriculum were many, many clubs and activities that became far too un-sophisticated for succeeding generations. Gone was the "Etiquette Club" and other clubs that were designed to prepare us for the adult world. Gone also were those Saturday night canteens that never required the presence of a police officer. Back in those years, drugs were sold in the drug store, Coke was sipped through a straw, sometimes two straws with your best girlfriend-boyfriend. Words like "self control," "wholesome," "courtesy," and "well-groomed" were all very important parts of our young lives. Things were much less complicated back in those ancient times. Can you imagine  how a Fathers' Club (highlighted above) would work today? I believe the Boy Scouts of still hold to the tradition of socially educating our youth, but I know of few other groups. I am proud to say that I was a part of that unsophisticated and simplistic generation.

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