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Re: Our Youth, Revisited

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I know of a family who's kids never have to do anything. No chores, not even mowing the lawn. This was in the early 60's in NJ. There were several families around like that. I hated it because I had to mow lawn and help in our garden while my buddies were playing ball and having fun. I took out the garbage, took my turn doing dish's and the list goes on. Never got an allowance or paid. Mom kept track of those families until she passed in 98. Guess what? Those "lazy kids" did just fine for themselves. We have to remember that in todays world kids are not allowed to run a power mower for pay. Everyone has a dish washer and about the only chore a lot of these families have is taking out the garbage. So we have to give the kids a chance to prove themselves. Sure some are going to be worthless bums but others are going to be OK. I remember my dad going on about the lazy kids and long hair and the music. These were the young men who got sent off to Viet Nam. The ones who protested. Todays older crowd who matured into decent pillar of the community type people.
Rick

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