Saturday, February 2, 2019

Mourning the loss of an old friend

Trucks of Art:
 1948 Chevy customized....

The here and now:
I am beat. I hope you enjoy this the following 330 words, they are not original of course.

An Obituary printed in the London Times....
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend
more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens
suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could
not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, you are a lucky human.

Nite Shipslog



words of wisdom.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do remember him and like you fear common sense is gone. Good post today. It certainly makes one think.

Lisa said...

Wow, yes, I remember him.. He has been gone for a long time.
This is good Jack. Read it outloud to Nick as he agreed to every word. Yep, He used to know him too.

Off to Church

Glenda said...

This is so true, and so sad. Good One, Jack. Read the headlines for proof.

Dar said...

We too, remember him well. You need to pass this on to our USA news, however, not many would listen. It's a messed up world and some of us wonder how in the world did it get so bad. We still believe in Common Sense and do our best to pass it down to our kids and grandloves. We can try. It does all start at home. I truly believe he was long ago, lost to that buereaucratic red tape.
Thanks for sharing this. It's very important!
loven'hugs from up north where the fog is so thick that visibility is less than 1/16th a mile. It's near 40 above and that warm air is hitting the frozen ground so no wonder.

betty said...

It is sad to lose a friend like Common Sense. Young ones truly don't know what they are missing with his passing. Hope you are getting some rest, Jack!


Chatty Crone said...

I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woody said...

I agree Jack, Such a sad thing !!!! good Post ! Our day out of the House ! You and Sherry Take care and Behave !!!!!! Warm wishes, Gary & Anna Mae