Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Saturday, December 14, 2002
STRANGERS IN THE BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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Snopes says the authenticity of the U.S. Marine versus French officer letter is "undetermined". (Dec. 6, From the In-Box below) Snopes' Barbara Mikkelson wrote the piece and gives several reasons for invalidating the letter as being from a woman. All I can say is, Mikkelson needs to hang out with more Women Marines! But read it for yourself.
FROM THE IN-BOX - Utah
Received this from a friend with the comment "This is scarey". And so it is. Lots of things are very scarey today. So many, in fact, I have to prioritize in degrees of "scariness" to get some perspective. But as scarey as this is, to me it's not as scarey as spending the rest of my life in a burka! Give it a read and see what you think.
"An excerpt from a book by Milton Mayer - "They Thought They Were Free""
But Then It Was Too Late
"What no one seemed to notice," said a colleague of mine, a philologist, "was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know it doesn't make people close to their government to be told that this is a people's government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing."
>^..< Could apophenia explain the fanatics of the far right and/or the far left? hmmmmmm
* If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings". - Dave Barry
* Earlier this week, Trent Lott met with his spiritual advisers. The bad news – It's Cardinal Bernard Law. - Jay Leno
* There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence. - Will Rogers
* U.N. Weapons Inspector Hans Blix has just declared Trent Lott's mouth a weapon. - David Letterman