Back Then

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    Received this in a text message I thought you might enjoy it.

    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment,.
    The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
    The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."
    The older lady said that she was right our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain: Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
    But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.
    But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then. We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.
    Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days.
    Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
     
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    Yes I did hear it, I had a version of it by an unknown artist, actually it was a group of Records that we're all children songs and it was one of them. I used to play that set it over and over, I remember it had turkey in the straw, London Bridges, Pop Goes the Weasel plus many others 50 songs in all.
     
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    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
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    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

    If the words sound queer
    And funny to your ear
    A little bit jumbled and jivey
    Sing "Mares eat oats
    And does eat oats
    And little lambs eat ivy"

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    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you-oo?
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

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    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
    Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

    If the words sound queer
    And funny to your ear
    A little bit jumbled and jivey
    Sing "Mares eat oats
    And does eat oats
    And little lambs eat ivy"
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    Oh! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you-oo?
    A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
     
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