Paul Harvey Writes:
~We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.
For my grandchildren, I'd like better.I'd really like for them to know
about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat
loaf sandwiches. I really would.
~I hope you learn humility by being
humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
~ I hope you learn to make your
own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
~And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
~It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and
your old dog put to sleep.
~I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
~I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister.
And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the
room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because
he's scared, I hope you let him/her.
~When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to
tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.
~I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that
you live in a town where you can do it safely.
~On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your
driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with
someone as uncool as your Mom.
~If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one
instead of buying one.
~I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
~When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and
subtract in your head.
~I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush
on a boy/girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn
what ivory soap tastes like.
~May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove
and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
~I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it..
And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is
not your friend.
~I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa
and go fishing with your Uncle.
~May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
~I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your
neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Hannukah/
Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
~These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard
work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.
~Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for you. And if I die
before you do, I'll go to heaven and wait for you.
Send this to all of your friends. We secure our friends, not by
accepting favors, but by doing them.
PAUL HARVEY.........DIED TODAY .....28 FEB O9
MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL................AND
WE THANK HIM FOR ALL HIS GOOD WORK
FOR THE GOOD OLD ............... U.S.A.