We were taught this 75 years ago.....in Greenleaf, Wisconsin (General Discussion)

by Thirsty @, Thursday, May 03, 2018, 17:36 (17 days ago)

Did we stop teaching history? Many of us do not appreciate how fortunate that we are. Our forefathers built this country with no free stuff, today many want everything for free.

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We were taught this 75 years ago.....in Greenleaf, Wisconsin

by sparky @, Thursday, May 03, 2018, 18:25 (17 days ago) @ Thirsty

The thing you put on has nothing to do about getting stuff free. Are you sure you want this on?

We were taught this 75 years ago.....in Greenleaf, Wisconsin

by Thirsty @, Thursday, May 03, 2018, 18:43 (17 days ago) @ sparky

I can no longer go back and edit. The point I was trying to make is that we do not know and appreciate how fortunate we are in America. I know of kids thirty years old still borrowing money and going to school. We all worked at paper mills or cut grass or painted houses and paid for school as we went.

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We were taught this 75 years ago.....in Greenleaf, Wisconsin

by gg @, Saturday, May 05, 2018, 01:29 (16 days ago) @ Thirsty

Times and things have changed, Thirsty, whether we like it or not. We have to go on living our own lives the best way that we can, as we were taught, and we cannot change, nor be responsible for the rebels of this day. We had rebels back in our day as well, but we didn't have internet etc. to where it was so easy to see the faults of the masses, like we can today.

To be sure, our forefathers and mothers have turned over in their graves even at some of the things WE are doing today, because none of us are perfect.....we just aren't as bad as the ones you are referring to.

We have to find the good in that which is good, and try to think on those things instead of the bad, because it really can lift spirits. Listening to all of the junk on the news (or finding articles on the internet) can really drag us down, and we have little control on changing it. I try to ignore it and go on with the good life......as good as it is, though it could definitely be a lot better.

In the words of a nice old gent who I know: "Don't worry, be happy, keep smiling". ;-)

Have a good weekend.

Thank you for your uplifting post, you remind me of the:....

by Thirsty @, Saturday, May 05, 2018, 07:59 (16 days ago) @ gg

...Story of the Two Wolves

There’s a story of the two wolves in Cherokee culture in which a grandfather teaches his grandson an important life lesson.

The grandfather tells his grandson that there is a battle going on inside all of us. It is a battle between two wolves that live inside us.

He says, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ that live inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thinks about it for a while and says, “Which wolf wins?”

The grandfather replies, “The one you feed”.

The story of the two wolves teaches us that our future, our destiny is in our control. It’s up to you to feed your courage, it is up to you to feed your mind everything it needs to achieve success and contentment in life.

Thank you for your uplifting post, you remind me of the:....

by mrse @, NORTHERN WI, Saturday, May 05, 2018, 20:36 (15 days ago) @ Thirsty

:-) :-) :love: :-) :-)

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Thank you for your uplifting post, you remind me of the:....

by gg @, Saturday, May 05, 2018, 23:44 (15 days ago) @ Thirsty

You're welcome, and thank you.

We were taught this 75 years ago.....in Greenleaf, Wisconsin

by mrse @, NORTHERN WI, Saturday, May 05, 2018, 20:37 (15 days ago) @ gg

:-) :-) :love: :love: :-) :-)

We were taught this 75 years ago.....in Greenleaf, Wisconsin

by sparky @, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, 06:53 (13 days ago) @ Thirsty

75 yrs ago, I was 6 yrs old, it was 1943, WW 2 was going on and although I knew we were at war I really didn't know much about it. School was fun but I doubt they were teaching us much more than a 5 or 6 yr old could handle.
I can remember stories I heard about people dying in the war, some from my hometown..There were paper drives, blackouts, & rationing, food was a little scarce and most people grew gardens. We had an out house with a real Sears catalog.
We came a long way since then,but now looking back, those really were the good ol days.

You have a good memory......

by Thirsty @, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, 13:05 (12 days ago) @ sparky

And I bet you had a sand-box, also. And you built buildings and would make the sound of an airplane and holler “Bombs over Tokyo!”, and take your hand and smashed the buildings that you had built.

The only time that my father ever fired an employee was when he told a black family to get down the road. At the same time my parents would put me on the Greyhound when I was 5 yrs old. In Milwaukee I would get off the bus and walk down Kinnickinnic Avenue to St. John’s School for the Deaf and get my older brother.

Times were different then, we had a hand pump at the kitchen sink, and my mother’s cook stove used wood not gas or electric. She would put a pail of water on the stove and carry it upstairs to heat the water in the tub that my 5 older brothers and sister had bathed in.

No one took the keys out of any vehicle, and no one had a house key. My father trusted many people and was taken advantage of often.

And there was a big box on the pole in front of our house with a big wooden lever to turn off all the street lights in town.

You have a good memory......

by sparky @, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, 20:06 (12 days ago) @ Thirsty

When the Victory over Europe came, people were dancing in the street in Crivitz, but they knew the war wasn't over, finally we defeated japan, and people were really dancing in the street, free fireworks for the kids and a war movie at the town hall, it was great. No movie theatre in town yet so a movie was a big deal.
One of the strange things was we were fighting Japan and won, 9 or 10 years later I joined the Marines and was sent to Japan. I was stationed up on Mt. Fugi with 3 other battalions and the 1st Corp Army. I was a little nervous as we rode a put put train up to the base about 80 miles, but found out the Japanese people were very nice. I was there about 1 1/2 years and got to know many of them, there was no hard feelings on either side. I got to meet people who went through the Bomb, most were burnt bad but survived. We were in a small town named Ithasma, about as big as Wabeno, or smaller, went in their houses, ate there food and had an enjoyable experience. Food was scarce for them, but they had a lot of rice and veggies, not much meat, some said it was dog meat but I don't know. Yes the rice paddies stunk.....When it was time to come, I came back on a 1000 foot long aircraft carrier, now that was quite a ride.......Hope you liked my ramblings.....

Sparky, you are a hero!!!!!!!

by Thirsty @, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, 20:28 (12 days ago) @ sparky

Had Truman left General Mac Arthur finish the war we never would have had the Korean or Viet Nam situations.

Sparky, you are a hero!!!!!!!

by mrse @, NORTHERN WI, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, 20:35 (12 days ago) @ Thirsty

Sparky and Thirsty, thanks a lot for sharing your memories with us. :-) :-) :-)

You have a good memory......

by nan6649, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, 20:19 (11 days ago) @ sparky

Do you know when and where there was a movie theater in Crivitz? Saw a picture of it on a website, "images of Crivitz Wisconsin". It was a white painted building, but can't imagine where it would have been.

You have a good memory......

by sparky @, Thursday, May 10, 2018, 07:57 (11 days ago) @ nan6649

Yes, it is the big white building that is attached to the old furniture store, built in about 1952, It is on the corner behind Richs antique shop, I watched them put it up. Owned by John Banazak and Eddie Kredecki. They used an old tractor and team of horses to dig it out.

When it opened I think it was 12 cents for kids to get in and when I got to high school it was 26 cents.

You have a good memory......

by nan6649, Thursday, May 10, 2018, 10:01 (10 days ago) @ sparky

Thanks, Sparky! Knew I could count on you. I appreciate your help.

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You have a good memory......

by gg @, Friday, May 11, 2018, 00:18 (10 days ago) @ sparky

You really do have a good memory, Sparky!!

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You have a good memory......

by gg @, Thursday, May 10, 2018, 00:46 (11 days ago) @ sparky

Very interesting, Sparky! Thankful you got back safely and lived to tell us.

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