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  • Fred G Kovalyak
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    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 5, 2003
      > 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.
      > 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.
      > Why not pass this WISH to your friends ?
      > We secure our friends, not by accepting favors, but
      > by doing them.
      > Here is a OPTIONAL RIDDLE:
      > Can you answer this riddle?
      > Here is a pretty neat little thing from Paul Harvey.
      > See if you can guess the riddle at
      > the end.
      > When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten kids got
      > the answer, compared to 17% of
      > Stanford University seniors.
      > What is greater than God, More evil than the
      > devil, The poor have it, The rich need
      > it, And if you
      > eat it, you'll die?
      > REPUTEDLY, if u send this to 10 people and then
      > press shift , you are SUPPOSED to get
      > the answer !!!!
      > FG Kovalyak
      > Columbai,Md.

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