Weekly Off-Topic Thread #247

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Yeah, the good old days before baggers and mulching mowers!  And brooms and dustpans instead of blowers!

 

Was that self-propelled one that propelled by YOURself? Smiley Very Happy  j/k!

 

Remember the manual push edgers?  Funny we started out green before it became cool!

 

One of my projects is to use leftover brick from house and make mowing strips all around, so no trimming required.  Maybe one of these days...

 

 

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Do you know how to tell when a kid is old enough to start mowing the lawn.  

 

It is when they quit wanting to help you mow the lawn.

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Escapee wrote:

Do you know how to tell when a kid is old enough to start mowing the lawn.  

 

It is when they quit wanting to help you mow the lawn.



Unfortunately, theses days, a lot of parents wouldn't even think of making their kids use power tools or doing yard work. They're too busy buying them smart-phones at ten years old and complaining that the schools are not turning their arrogant, snot-nosed, over-privileged children into geniuses at the same time they are also trying to teach them to act like humans (because the parents don't think thats their responsability anymore).

 

 




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Computer-Joe wrote:

Escapee wrote:

Do you know how to tell when a kid is old enough to start mowing the lawn.  

 

It is when they quit wanting to help you mow the lawn.



Unfortunately, theses days, a lot of parents wouldn't even think of making their kids use power tools or doing yard work. They're too busy buying them smart-phones at ten years old and complaining that the schools are not turning their arrogant, snot-nosed, over-privileged children into geniuses at the same time they are also trying to teach them to act like humans (because the parents don't think thats their responsability anymore).

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell


If I could give you a KUDO for that post I would.  Even though my son does play on the computer at home, we still make sure he actually plays.  It's tough living in an apartment where I don't have a yard and inconsiderate dog owners don't pick up messes and don't at least make an effort to avoid the areas where the kids play.  Next week when we are moved into our new house my son will be spending a great deal of time outside playing in the yard and with the new fort/play house/swing set we bought his along with his trike and other toys.

As for schools and sports, what ever happened to learning the lessons of failure and winning and losing.  Kids are growing up to be soft and rely on others to do something for them.  What are they going to do when those that are doing are no longer around?

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Computer-Joe wrote:

Escapee wrote:

Do you know how to tell when a kid is old enough to start mowing the lawn.  

 

It is when they quit wanting to help you mow the lawn.



Unfortunately, theses days, a lot of parents wouldn't even think of making their kids use power tools or doing yard work. They're too busy buying them smart-phones at ten years old and complaining that the schools are not turning their arrogant, snot-nosed, over-privileged children into geniuses at the same time they are also trying to teach them to act like humans (because the parents don't think thats their responsability anymore).

 

Triple KUDOS for this one C.J.    I have yet to see any of the young men in our neighborhood helping their mom or dad with the yard work.  In contrast.....by the time I was 9 or 10 years old....mowing the yard was my responsibility....along with trimming the bushes and hedges and edging along the sidewalks, drive way and curbs.  My pop had his first heart attack at age 37 in 1943.  Mom took over the yard and then in '46 it became my job with an old reel type mower.  Had to catch all the clippings too.  Our kids had to help with the yard also...when they were old enough.

 

But C.J. said it very well.

 

 




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Cutting grass at home got me my first job cutting grass for a very connected neighbor.  I am not sure having that name on my job applications help open some doors. They moved to our neighborhood so they could have 13 acres for some ponies for the grand children. Everybody else in the area were school teachers or firemen.  I did not realize he was a mover in town until 20 years later and he led the ceremony for a policeman killed while on duty.   It was just a job to pay for month long school trip during the summer that lasted until I went to college. I did not have to work for a fast food place.

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