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Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 3


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a fun weekly meme called  Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a great way to get to know each other a little better!
Here are the this week's statements with the blanks:

1. Whatever happened to ___________________________?

2. I always ____________________________ on Memorial Day.


3. I used to wish                         , but                       .

4. I just cannot                        , no matter                         .
 
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Here are my answers:

1. Whatever happened to teaching children manners and how to behave in public?

2. I always remember the families who lost a loved one in service to our country  on Memorial Day.  There would be great pride, but it would also be heart-breaking.


3. I used to wish that one day I would be free of the prison I created in my life, but I no longer have to dream of that day - I've been free and content with my life for 9-1/2 years now.  That still amazes me!

4. I just cannot abide people who don't own their behavior, no matter how hard they try to convince me that the fault lies with someone/something else.
 

20 comments:

  1. Good answers, Josie. Too often, children act like they think they are adult equals, now. That is the spirit of Memorial Day, remember our fallen heroes. Never forget. Your 3 and 4 go together. I think you know that, though. Good for you that you changed your course. Thanks for joining us today! Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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    1. I agree about today's children, they are not taught to be respectful to adults, elders, and that reflects their own parent's attitude, sadly. People forget that Memorial Day is not just a picnic. For so many families it is heavy with memories of lost ones! Yes when I realized that I couldn't live with #4 guy anymore, I set out to accomplish #3! :-)

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  2. Thank you for participating in the friendly fill-ins. I enjoyed your answers and feel the same about #1, it ruins my shopping or dining experience when I am somewhere and kids are screaming and acting up. I am glad you found a way out of the prison you were in so you can be happy. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I definitely agree, Ellen. Sometimes I want to get up from my table and have a little talk with the parents of the misbehaving child that is disturbing the rest of us. Usually those parents are glued to their cell phones at the table!! I am very blessed with the life I have now, I appreciate it all the more because I remember what the past felt like!

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  3. I like your answers ;-) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you! I am enjoying having four days off this weekend!

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  4. Excellent! Yes, my behavior and choices have put me where i am, and if i want to change it, i have to be the one to change the behavior and choices.

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    1. Thank you Mimi! It is a combination of both our behaviors and the choices we've made that end us up in unhappy places, when we decide we don't want to be there anymore we can change both and it will make all the difference.

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  5. Great answers and I so agree with you about manners.

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    1. Thanks! Manners, ugh, it seems almost to be a lost concept!

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  6. Amen to #1 - Kids can be very rude now days.
    #2 - Good to remember those who have served and those still serving. Plus I like to remember family members who have passed on as well.
    #3 It's good that you are at a place in your life where you feel good about it.
    #4 That goes along with #1 - We are trying to teach Coleen that you must be responsible for your own actions and not blame someone else.

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    1. I agree with you that #4 and #1 go together, being responsible goes hand in hand with good manners and respect. I applaud you for teaching that, it used to be taught by most parents, but so many of today's young parents don't have or understand these qualities, much less teach them to their children. That isn't true of all though, I know some very fine young people that make me proud and give me hope for the future! Maybe graduation requirements should include a course in basics such as this that are so important for succeeding in life!

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    1. Thanks, Gail! We think pretty much alike :-)

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  8. Yes I agree. you are in control of your own actions.

    : )

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    1. We are, and we need to own up to that and not look for someone to blame. We all make mistakes, but they are learning experiences!

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  9. Ugh - I cannot tell you how often I battle with other parents over this whole "let the kids run around and have fun - they're fine!(total chaos ensues)" with my own, "no, they don't have to just run amuck unsupervised so that YOUR fun is not bothered." Like, that's not "relaxed" parenting; it's a lack of parenting. They need some rules and boundaries.

    A safe and happy Memorial Day to you! We in Canada remember all the sacrifices made from our allies too! :)

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    1. Amen, amen! We see where this kind of "parenting" is going when we look at the young people who are now out on their own and believe they can do exactly as they please at work, in public, and in their relationships. We all need to be taught limitations and respect for the rights of others, and we need to learn that at home!

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  10. You and I think alike. Your fill-ins could be mine.

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    1. Yes we do, I see that time and time again... I wish we could be neighbors!

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