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An Obituary….

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An Obituary…And how very sad that the simple life has been lost . Will it ever come around again.

An Obituary printed in the London Times.....Absolutely Dead Brilliant !!

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, -by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion, -by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LINDAF49 3/30/2013 10:47AM

    Smiling at this sadly honest Obit. Thanks for sharing...I try so hard to keep a little bit of it alive in my home and family...wanted very much for it to be a virtue of my children when I was raising at 32 and 33, I wonder if the seeds planted in one grew at all and the other one seems to have a good flowering patch of it in her life. Maybe this is just a reminder to continue to teach and live as an example.

Bless you this day and especially this Easter Weekend.
I appreciate you!

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2ABBYNORMAL 3/29/2013 7:44PM

    I have read something about Common Sense before but this is the much improved version. I agree with everything stated. The situations going on in this world today are terrifying. I am happy you posted this blog for everyone as a reminder. Maybe it will knock some sense into someone.
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CJMOK1121 3/29/2013 9:07AM


CJ from OK.

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PATTYKLAVER 3/29/2013 8:49AM

    Love it!

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NILLAPEPSI 3/29/2013 6:31AM

    I miss Common Sense!!

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