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#5972435 - 10/11/15 07:55 PM was not sure where to say this
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I grew up in a family that came to Central Texas in the late 1800's. My ancestors established a farming community when they came over from Germany. My wife's family also came here in the late 1800's. So my children and grandchildren are results of two families who have been in this county for over 125 years plus.

These many generations have lived off the land - they farmed - they hunted - they protected themselves with guns. My wife's great grandmother watched as a teenager hangings of outlaws on Sundays after church because society back then let you know that if you robbed or murdered someone the consequences were serious. I have pictures of the gallows where she watched as a teenager as criminals paid for their crimes.

My wife and I spent the weekend with our 9 year old grandson - every time we were getting into the car I reminded my grandson to open the door for the lady with us. By the end of the weekend I did not have to remind him - he ran to the car so he could open the door for this beautiful lady.

I am totally old school and not ashamed to admit it - we have to teach our children and their children to do the right thing - even if they are the only ones doing it.

Excuse my rant and long post but in today's world I just felt the need to be "unpolitacally correct" - thanks for hearing me out


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#5972445 - 10/11/15 08:00 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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#5972451 - 10/11/15 08:01 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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Kudo's to you sir for instilling manners in your grandson. Too few parents focus on this the way it should be.
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#5972467 - 10/11/15 08:09 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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#5972481 - 10/11/15 08:14 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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Good job. It worked for me and it worked for my son up

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#5972496 - 10/11/15 08:21 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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You got it right on tlk, VERY good teachings. I was taught to say ma'am and sir. My daughter still say that even when texting me. I am very, very proud that she does it, my grandson is learning it, am PROUD as he77 when says it. Way to go tlk. up

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#5972499 - 10/11/15 08:21 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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You know, I agree with you 100%, but it is just not happening in this society today. Kids, some kids, have such a skewed view of what is acceptable. The boundaries have been long ago forgotten. There are a few young people that have manners but they are getting fewer with each generation. My son was raised with these type of values, but I have other relatives that never learned. My wife's sister married the wrong guy, a guy with low morals and no manners and it has infiltrated our family. It's sad to see, he has been gone for almost 10 years, but the damage he caused is irreparable. I have been ostracized for having principals, but I stick to my guns, it's all I know. I'm fearful of the society we are leaving for our grandkids but I'm sure my grandparents felt the same way.
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#5972608 - 10/11/15 09:11 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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Good for you sir. I teach my son and stepson the old ways and I also teach by example. When people stopped doing these things is when things started going to hell in a hand basket.

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#5972670 - 10/11/15 09:30 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: conifer]
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#5972730 - 10/11/15 10:00 PM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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What FJG said +1...
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#5972895 - 10/12/15 02:43 AM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
People that think the way you/ we do are still out there. Most of the guys on this forum, in fact.


I agree, but most of the guys in our society are not. I see them everyday where they'd just as soon stick a knife in your throat as say "Excuse me." Being a gentlemen goes way beyond treating the ladies nicely.

up for old school guys.
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#5972960 - 10/12/15 07:10 AM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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Very good.
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#5973011 - 10/12/15 07:58 AM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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I agree 100%.

Our society is melting down because of poor parenting. Children want and need discipline, structure and accountability.

We can see this right before our eyes watching all these 20 something years old men shooting up schools and colleges.
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#5973099 - 10/12/15 09:00 AM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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#5973176 - 10/12/15 09:43 AM Re: was not sure where to say this [Re: tlk]
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Yes sir!
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