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Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies

Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: The Big Screen
One of the great adventures of my childhood was going to the drive-in movies. Many nights the Drive-In Owner sponsored family night. They charged a flat rate of three dollars per carload. A family of fourteen could afford to have a family outing at those prices.
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: Eight for a Buck
Another great childhood memory  I experienced was going to a little take-out hamburger joint and getting “eight for a buck.”
“Eight for a buck” was eight hamburgers for […]

Commitment – Hallmark to Great Decisions

Commitment – Hallmark to Great Decisions
Commitment – Hallmark to Great Decisions: Hundreds of Decisions
Every day all of us make hundreds of decisions. Decisions can be hard, easy, or they can be made with little conscience effort, but we all make choices. And…all of us make good and bad decisions.
Commitment – Hallmark to Great Decisions: Unconscious Decisions
An unconscious decision might be brushing your teeth in the morning. Habits are formed by making repetitive choices over time. Other habits might be biting your fingernails or stopping to tie your shoe. Many of these habits are formed in childhood.
Commitment – Hallmark to Great […]

Kids Education – Training Children to Work

Kids Education – Training Children to Work
Kids Education – Training Children to Work: Simpler Times
My wife and I reminisced about life when we were kids. Times were simpler. Things weren’t perfect, but life was less hectic.
Of an evening, my friends and I sat on the curb in front of our local candy store and mixed peanuts with cola and drank the concoction. Nothing tasted better than peanuts and cola. Well…maybe cream puffs were better, (ours were real cream), and hot pecan pie with ice cream was better, but as an affordable treat for kids…nothing beat peanuts and cola.
Kids Education – […]

Parenting Solutions – Dealing With Cell Phones

Parenting Solutions – Dealing With Cell Phones
Parenting Solutions – Dealing With Cell Phones: Technology is Wonderful
Many of the new technologies available to families are amazing, but there are many potential problems associated with these advancements. Things like cell-phones, computers, internet games, vehicles, and televisions are wonderful devices. But…they can present devastating problems for parents if they are not willing to monitor the devices.
Parenting Solutions – Dealing With Cell Phones: Bending the Rules
Children today are like children of all ages; they will push their parents as far as they can. I was not a model child. I bent the rules as far […]

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance

Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance
Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance: People Looking
Now, more than ever, people are checking their ancestry lines. What are they looking to find? I believe most are looking for a sense of belonging. People want to know they belong, and many young people will search in the worst places to find that sense of belonging if we as parents don’t provide that sense of belonging.
Childhood Memories – Give Your Children a Written Inheritance: Written History
Many parents and even young people would serve their families well […]

Love Matters – Memories are the Best Anniversary Gifts

Love Matters – Memories are the Best Anniversary Gifts
Love Matters – Memories are the Best Anniversary Gifts: Blessed
I am a blessed man. I have had the good fortune to have lived in a family whose parents were married over fifty-five years. Mom and Dad were committed to each other. They enjoyed each other’s company. Their commitment had a great effect on my life. I have also been blessed to have the pleasure of being married to the same wonderful woman for thirty-five years.
A life shared is a wonderful blessing. It’s nice to have someone on […]