Got sidetracked


I thought this picture just screamed Halloween so decided to
share it. Have a happy Halloween! It’s sad that like so many
other things, when kids go trick or treating they have to have
the goodies inspected before eating.

Many things we remember from our childhood are not being
experienced by our children and grandchildren. Part of the
problem is we now have too many nuts and not enough trees,
a broken legal system plays into it, and technology also has
a part.

What? you say. When we were kids technology was a sharp
pencil and pack of paper, an AM transistor radio, and a TV
that had 3 channels and went off the air at midnight. Today
we have cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital recorders,
and much more.

Yet with all these marvels at their disposal, today’s kids
seem to get bored a lot. They are certainly more distracted.
Digital devices appear to be welded to their hands a good
portion of the day.

Work is a dirty word akin to cruelty to a minor. If one
disciplines their child they are suddenly monsters, and a thing
called “time out” has replaced a trip to the woodshed. But
some of us adults are distracted too. Who would have thought
back in the day that texting while driving would become a

Not sure where all this is going to end, but I hope it isn’t
kids emailing their neighbors “trick or treat” and said
neighbors send back online gift certificates. If thoughts like
these make me an old fart, so be it. I still believe in the
adage “just because you can change something doesn’t mean you
Comments are always welcome.


5 Responses to Got sidetracked

  1. kkessler833 says:

    Great photograph!

  2. Mamabear says:

    That sure is a Halloweenish sky!

    I miss the old days when life was a lot simplier~guess that’s what happens as you get older.

  3. Grumpa Joe says:

    Have you ever asked a trick or treater what kind of trick he will play if you don’t give him a treat? Try it, and be ready for a really dumb dear in the headlights look.

  4. cruisin2 says:

    not today, but worth looking into.

    thank you.

    thanks. I think you’re on to something.

    Grumpa Joe,
    I’ll have to try that. It sounds like fun.

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