What are you grateful for seeing in your generation

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  1. Fretting out

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    I guess we can post anything in bad dog cafe correct me if I’m wrong please.
    Don’t wanna step over any lines

    Well anyway I was just thinking about how grateful I am to be probably one of the last generations that will remember before everyone had a computer Let alone wireless computers we carry in our pockets.
    I’m grateful I caught the tail end of a simpler time before everyone was preoccupied with screen time and a time when people could be bothered to make eye contact when talking to you.
    Anyway I’m rambling.....

    What do you remember in your generation that you’re greatful for seeing ?
    Or something you remember being uncommon that everyone takes for granted?
     
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    How should we avoid that this tread doesn't get political?
    I am greatful to have experienced the peak of western society. That my teachers actually had an old knowledge based education.
    I am glad that my generation didn't have problems with there gender...but this is something that has been pushed on us...and some embraced, even some here (that love is acceptance). How is that not political so I don't dare to go there...
     
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    I’m grateful for a ton of stuff.
    I had great parents, I saw France and much of North America, I loved the music of my youth, I was safe from harm, I had enough to eat, I got enough rest, I had some wonderful women in my life, I took guitar lessons from my favorite guitarist, and I am a working musician.
    I’ve laughed a lot, too.
    I don’t take my good fortune for granted.
    I truly have had a beautiful time!
     
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    What am I greatful for seeing in My Generation?

    The Who in 1976.
     
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    I tried to mention not go that direction and keep it somewhat light hearted, there’s many things that people can like about their times without being offensive
     
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    I am grateful for knowing how to spell grateful.
     
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    I’m grateful that in my generation the biscuits were made from scratch.
     
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    I don’t know how but I accidentally posted this thread twice I don’t know if it’s possible for a moderator or someone up there to combine the two?
     
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    Thank you

    I’ll have to go back and correct it I could not for the life of me figure it out, and spell check didn’t help at all.
     
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    The Space Shuttle Program.
     
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    The gist of it is to not go there.
     
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    I grew up in an era when we were trying to integrate our society. From the North to the South, from the East to the west, we had to take pains to do so. I grew up in the South.

    A few years ago one of my sons graduated from high school. To prevent his getting into unnecessary trouble we offered to host a non-alcoholic graduation party for his best friends at our home - invite anyone you want and we'll feed 'em. On the big night my wife and I retired upstairs to our bedroom to give the party some freedom from grown-ups. An hour or so into the party, my son came up and asked me to help him start the grill out back. As we walked to the grill I suddenly realized that my son and I were the only white people in the room. Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream had been realized... right in my own home. Effortlessly.

    Bob
     
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    I'm grateful for being a child during a time when you could go outside without getting Lyme disease or skin cancer.
     
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    I miss the great "variety shows" on teevee. Carol Burnett, Dean Martin. Ed Sullivan. I liked comedians like Jonathan Winters and Red Skelton.

    I'm glad to have been around to watch (I think) every episode of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour".

    I'm glad I got to ride in a 1964 Pontiac GTO, a totally badass car. A friend from up the hill sometimes gave me a ride to school; his dad was a car dealer. The '66 Mercury Comet was pretty cool, too. So was my folks' '57 Microbus, but I didn't know it then.

    My dad took us several times to watch a DC-3 make its scheduled stop at the airport in Ukiah. That was an awesome airplane.

    I'm glad I got to watch the news anchored by the great Walter Cronkite. Some of the news events, the moon landing for instance, stand out too. I could have done without hearing the daily body counts, but Dan Rather's field reporting from Vietnam was remarkable.

    Oh, and the great magazines: Newsweek, Time, Life, Boy's Life, Reader's Digest, Saturday Evening Post, MAD. . . .

    I'm glad I lived in California when it had so many small towns, and that I got to live in several of them. I'm glad the "Bookmobile" came to Boonville every week, and that my mom took the trouble to take us.

    I'm glad I still have some of the letters my grandparents sent to me.

    I'm grateful to have been young during a time when just about anyone could buy a house.

    When I was very young, some of the very old had been alive during the Civil War.

    I reflect all the time on how fortunate I have been to have lived my life in a time and place so unique in human history for its comfort, safety, and prosperity.
     
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    I'm grateful for a lot of things, my dad buying me a guitar, my parents raising me right and I'm grateful to my wife for putting up with me all these years. But one thing I'm most grateful for is my 4 daughters, all are successful and responsible adults, and have done well for themselves.
     
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    I'm glad to have seen the American west before it was covered with houses, city sprawl and over population. When rivers ran clean from chemicals from farming and lawns. oh and don't forget real natural fish (the Henrys fork).
     
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    grateful for

    the family i have/had

    the friends i have

    pretty much all i have
     
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    I'm of the Boomer generation.

    I'm grateful for having the best of everything.
     
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