Seventeen Inches

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dont, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    I had started my afternoon work routine and overheard someone speaking, and I had to stop by and listen in to the rest of the story he was reading. I found it, well, you read it and see what you get from it..

    STAY AT 17 INCHES. | Baseball Life
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  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    I get and am with you, Don't! I keep my life and those of my family at seventeen inches! :)

    All except my waistline, I'm afraid! Good post!
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  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Gawd Damn Right!!!
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  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Excellent post, would've been great to hear that man speak that day. This country is in more dire need of these lessons now than perhaps in any other time in our history.
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Inspiring... Wish I had read it thirty years ago...
  6. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    And here I thought this was going to be about a donkey in Tijuana MX, great story anyway.

  7. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    A good way of reminding us all of the real importance of the old moral principals in our new participation society. The tendency today is to do the easy things and make everyone happy and move the plate and widen it so no one will feel left out or have their feeling hurt. We end up with the lowest common denominator and in our town we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on special education and have no classes for the "gifted".
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  8. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    These are the principles I was raised on, and the ones I raised my daughter on. She's 28 now and works hard, but has had some setbacks lately, but these principles , I think , make a person keep trying even when times get rough. She, like myself, doesn't want a handout, just a chance. We will persevere.
    But these other kids of today is a whole different species. It just amazes me how quickly our morales and ethics have been trampled out of existence
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  9. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    look to the schools?
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  10. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Indeed @OldDude49, but parents that let the school boards and their elected officials pass the current school teaching programs are to blame as well.
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  11. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    true.. thing is many of the parents were or are too trusting of that school board... ?

    and of course you have the ones that have no time to check and then the ones that have children that can do no wrong...

    long list actually...
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