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In the 7th grade we always said grace before leaving the classroom to go to lunch and the whole class recited the 100th Psalm each morning. You weren't afraid to walk your own neighborhood after dark or even considered closing your windows at night since we had no AC in those days. Lock your car at night? What for? No reason to do that. They're wasn't car hijacking back then either. No one committed suicide either.

D46, 123 Christian Forums 31 Comments [10/31/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Kimball Khan

D46, there have been carjackings as long as there have been cars, and suicides as long as there have been people. You just had the blessing of living in a rural/suburban area. They weren't simpler times, just simpler population densities.

11/1/2005 5:51:05 AM

Darth Wang

And you think those are correlated?

11/1/2005 6:03:02 AM

Tindalos

Or he's saying he was around before there were people... which would make sense. He was in 7th grade when there weren't people... well it's the only way I can see all those things being true.

11/1/2005 8:36:20 AM

TDR

that almost made me weep. What a sad, sad man, mourning for a fantasy era that never really existed. If his childhood really was that idyllic, he was very fortunate indeed.

11/1/2005 2:37:21 PM

TastyHamSandwich

Wow. I live in a rural/suburban area too. No one on my block has commited suicide, or has anyone ever stolen my car (I don't lock the doors either, since I live out where I do, which isnt to say I dont have many close neighbors). But, I still know about people committing suicide and carjackings.

11/1/2005 6:43:51 PM

ryan

Yeah seventh grade was great was tottally great. Too bad that by the time eighth grade rolls around there are plenty of carjackings, murders suicide, and they don't force you to pray anymore.

11/2/2005 3:17:24 AM

Jaded Revenge

And the nazi facists wanted to re-install and idealised past to.

11/5/2005 2:14:07 PM

Sierra

This guy had a car in seventh grade?

11/9/2005 8:27:04 AM

Madame Scarlet

I guess D46 wasn't aware of anything outside of a one-block radius from where he lived.

2/16/2007 6:54:32 PM

Matty the Red

Nice little reality you seem to have made there D46

2/16/2007 7:05:43 PM

Hawker Hurricane

And 7th grade was the best five years of your life.

2/17/2007 4:32:20 AM

Blue Lithium

\"Nostalgia for an era that never existed\" syndrome, i see...

2/17/2007 1:49:25 PM

BurntBush

and there were these little people who told me to follow the yellow brick road........

2/17/2007 3:44:18 PM

CousinTed

Ah yes, the good ol' days when prayer was allowed in schools.
The good ol' days before women could vote.
The good ol' days when black people were segregated from us decent white folk.
The good ol' days when everyone was paranoid that commies were trying to infiltrate our country.
The good ol' days when there was a horrible, bloody war going on overseas.
The good ol' days when the country was going through a horrendous, crippling depression.
The good ol' days when there were no child labour laws.
The good ol' days when a large majority of people were forced to live in cramped tennement buildings because they couldn't afford anything better.
The good ol' days before minimum wage was established.
The good ol' days when people were dying of polio, smallpox and Spanish flu.
The ood ol' days when anti-semitism ran wild.

Those sure were the good ol' days you fucking moron!

2/17/2007 7:59:33 PM

Robbie

Nostalgia can be a powerful tool, especially when you're demented.

6/11/2007 2:43:47 PM

MrBadAxe

"They're wasn't car hijacking back then either."

Because car locks weren't as sophisticated. You could break open a car lock and start a car with a screwdriver. Nowadays it's not possible to do that anymore, so it would be easier to carjack, since you can get the original owner to unlock and start the car for you.

"No one committed suicide either."

Sure they did. It just wasn't nearly as frequent, or at least it wasn't publicized as much.

6/12/2007 12:09:02 AM

Ambrielle

Are you trying to establish 'cause and effect' here? Because you FAIL.

6/12/2007 8:44:54 AM

Sideshow Bob

I just took D4+6 Wis damage from that incredible post hoc statement.

6/20/2007 8:38:02 AM

agentCDE

The grass is always greener on the other side. This applies to the fence called time. The future/past will always look better than right now.

6/20/2007 3:35:22 PM

Phoenix

The way that "No one committed suicide either" is thrown in almost as an afterthought intrigues me.

1/15/2008 7:06:19 AM



I hope this idiot is describing the 1900s, because i know in texas we got air conditioning around the end of the 1800s and we've had it on ever since.

3/23/2009 10:09:17 AM

A.D.

So, back then, there was no violence? What so ever? Huhn.. Thats strange, because I'm pretty sure history books say otherwise...

6/5/2010 6:00:43 PM

Canadiest

One of the biggest problems with today's America is this delusion of what yesterday's America was.

You wanna explain why there were laws against such things? And why prisons, courts and a police force back then (no matter how old you are) if these things didn't happen?

6/6/2010 7:16:41 AM

SeekerLancer

Everyone believes they lived in the good old days because everything seems simpler and more innocent when you're a child.

I'm certain I could find a local news paper from this guy's area and it would still be full of depressing news just like news papers today are.

6/6/2010 8:24:23 AM

whatever

And there was no income tax, the Sun shone every day (even in the middle of the night), and people all lived forever, sometimes longer.

7/21/2011 5:42:40 PM
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