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6/12/18 11:26 P

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Randy, it is fortunate for you that your mother wanted to make sure that you all could take care of yourselves when you left home. I have a friend who never learned to do anything like cook or mend or clean. Then he married someone who supposedly would do cooking and everything (supposedly a good cook). She doesn't cook, so they go out to eat every day. I think it is sad that people don't learn how to do the basic necessities in life. (I should talk, I am a horrible housekeeper, but I cook and wash dishes, do laundry, and can mend clothes except am confused how to mend my sweaters).



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Yes, I'm raising MY kids to know how to handle this stuff, too. There are so many of us, we each take turns cooking, that I really don't have to cook all that much.

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we have 5 siblings in my family 2 sister (one passed) and 3 brothers. i am the youngest of the bunch. my oldest sister was out of the house before i remember and married...the other sister graduated from high school when i was in first grade(no kindergarten) i was left at home with the other brothers left to go running...so i was left at home with mom...i learned to play Army with about a 100 plastic army men on the front yard which was nothing but dirt with a sidewalk separating the two parts... but my mother said that none of her boys would leave her house without knowing how to take care of himself so he would not need a women in his life if he didnt want one in it....cooking I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for my mom and me (dad was off shore on the oil rig) my brothers were in the army and gone overseas.....roast chicken stuffing sweet potatoes and cornbread(everything out of boxes) but i cooked it..i was 14 at the time..and from my recollection it was good..LOL my brother in law who owned a rice farm taught me how to be a man and work ethics from working on his farm from the age 8 or so till i went into the army at 17....good money also...have a great day....



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As one of five daughters, you would think that I was trained well in the household duties. I was not. My mom had everything 'hard' done before we girls came home from school, or while we were out playing with our friends, during the summer.
My oldest sister learned the most.

My jobs consisted of kitchen chores (setting the table, clearing the table, wiping stove, washing / drying dishes, sweeping floor. We girls held one of those jobs on a weekly basis. Then rotated.

Mom would also have us dust down the stairs, wipe the storm door of finger prints.
Those minor things. I did not learn how to cook anything in particular, maybe just warming up the veggies. One of my sisters had taught me how to do a few things.

This is one of the roadblocks that public school sets before families. We are too busy 'being schooled' that we are not home long enough to get an Education.

My husband, on the other hand, spent hours in the kitchen with his mother. He'd sit and snack (before supper, yes.) and while they chatted he watched what she was doing. He's a great cook!
I still find it intimidating. I hate bringing food to gatherings. I'm so worried that it won't taste right.

I have found MY circumstances to be true 'across the board' in my age group. When I read my books on Home Education or running a house well, each author expressed the same truth...we were too busy at school to learn from our parents and grandparents-we had to fumble around and learn from our mistakes, as embarrassing as they might be.

Edited by: SUSANSKI at: 6/11/2018 (22:08)
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This is sad and shame on the parents. On the other spectrum though it will make hard working youth a hot commodity. My son has been wanting to work for a long time. When he was about 7 he asked if he could get a job at The Men's Wearhouse. ROFL He was offered a job at the local grocery store as a bagger until they found out he wasn't 16. =/

Great post Susan. I pray your dh gets the job and congrats to your 15 year old.

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When I was working at Wal Mart in Customer service a manager asked what I needed help with to get the place cleaned up. I told her I needed someone to sweep the floor and empty the trash. The young girl, early 20's, said she couldn't do that when the manager asked why not, she answered I don't know how, mommy always does that.

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Today my husband had an interview (a very successful one in front of a school board and the principal of a school for struggling learners). He's applying for the custodian position that he wants dearly. The board asked Hubby so many questions and he answered positively for each one. They asked what he knew about caring for floors and Hubby listed all the skills he has in taking care of them.
All the people on the board dropped their mouths open.
One woman said, "Um...we would just be happy if you knew how to handle a bucket and mop."

And I thought, again, "Boy....does NO ONE know how to work these days?"

My boys are sure growing up. As they grew, they worked for one neighbor after another, who, in turn, recommended them to others...and so on. My boys have been working for people since they were around 12. My oldest is 24 and a Marine Corporal. My youngest boy is 15 and was JUST handed the job that his older brothers used to do, working for a woman at church who needs help in the yard, garage, home etc.
He was so happy to earn $40 for 4 hours hard work. And was PROUD of the job he did.

All these people that liked our OLDEST kids, go right down the line in our family because they are so well-liked. (Mommy says, "PHEW!" lol)

But in all honesty, most employers today, seem to enjoy employing home-educated students. They claim their work ethic and their manners to be the main reason. Apparently, folks are not seeing that anymore among our young.

Folks, we have GOT to continue to be that example for EVERY SINGLE DAY WE HAVE LEFT ON THIS EARTH. Someone has to mentor these new generations.

I love the fact that President Trump is encouraging schools / colleges to get back to teaching hands-on skills for the work-place. If we don't have 'blue-collar' workers, the 'white-collar' workers would curl up and die. BOTH are crucial to society.

I am very thankful that my brother-in-law, who is an expert machinist and very skilled woodworker- with a garage full of expensive tools and machinery- is willing to trade with me. He's going to help teach my youngest son (15) on some projects, and my son will do some work around his place in exchange.
I'm so glad, because my husband has been soooo busy with the job he is currently at, and can't put a bunch of needed time in with this.

(btw, my hubby is 98% certain he's got the job. That's up 8% from BEFORE the interview. lol We will know by Thursday.)

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Linda, Thank you for the clarification. =)

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No that was just an example of youth standing for something. Those who haven't learned to stand for anything by teens are lost I was active voice back in the with paper petitions when I was 8 or 9 cause at that age was saving the baby seal's in the late 80's.

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Linda, are you inferring that if a youth doesn't stand up for the gun reform then they don't have a purpose?


I'm still trying to get my a/c fixed and the tech who came to fix it asked my son if he knew what he wanted to do when he graduated. My son responded. the reason he asked, was because most youth do not know what they want to do with their lives and don't even know what a trade is. then the tech went on a rant about the youth today not knowing what a signature is or being able to fill out forms or even having enough common sense to come out of the sun but will continue to complain about how hot it is.

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Well put Susan!!!!


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I'm deeply disappointed in Today's Youth. About 30 years ago adults forgot how to be parents. And over the last 20 years or so Colleges forgot how to give REAL EDUCATION. They have flip flopped the evil for good and good for evil.

The result is something shameful that I won't bother discussing here as to avoid discord.

But here's the cure for we Americans. The Ten Commandments and the Bill of Rights. and the spirit that inspired them.

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I'm impressed with some of the youth/young adults especially those who are standing up for gun reform then there are those who have no purpose hopefully they will figure out what they stand for

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People are people, no matter what age. Societal norms change, but people remain pretty constant. When it's normal to sit or walk around (or God help us, even drive) with your nose glued to a piece of glass, that's what everybody does. When all the information and disinformation that exists is available to you 24/7 & 365, you have different ideas than did the people who went to the library and borrowed a book every couple weeks or the people before them who learned to read from the only book around, the Bible. The problem is that immaturity keeps them from understanding all that info overload and it gets channeled improperly. Let's pray that society figures out how to control the monster before the last lemming leaps.

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I cannot judge them all together. There are those who are good and there are those who aren't. The one thing that gets me, though, is the bullying and the reactions to it. I was bullied all my life, even up to when I got diagnosed with cancer. I never once thought of going out and getting a gun or making a bomb to kill the bullies. Nowadays reactions are so much stronger. Say something I don't like and I will kill you. I was pelted with rocks by the bullies. Still, I didn't think about killing them to get even. As an adult I am sorry to say I did something bad to get even to a threat to my life, but not anything like that. Nowadays there doesn't seem to be as much respect for life, whether the kids or some of the older people.



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I seldom come in contact with kids so will not judge. This summer I'll be with my gggrand children. 12 boy, and 3 girls 8, 6 and 4 (or something like that). They have a harder life than I had or that my children had but when I talk on the phone to them they are polite and enjoyable. We live in AZ and they in MN where we'll visit in August and I hope to make good contacts with them in this short time.

Last summer they could not be at our family reunion so this summer visit is just for them. I'll have to plan some fun stuff...

Now if you are speaking of older kids... I have two in our family who I can hardly tolerate...they are probably close to 30 and I'm not sure if they even hold a job yet...nose rings and colorful tats scare me off...

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I can only talk of my two son i raised and i raised them the way i was brought up except the whippings, i brought them up into the young men they are today. i did the same things my mom did when i played my music too loud, yelled at them to turn it down or put your headphones on.....LOL different times....different world...as long as the people in Washington DC dont push the wrong button and launch a nuclear war they will survive....


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They are different and sometimes I don't understand them, but it is a different world. I don't think any more of them are bad then any other generation

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I have more respect for them than I do most of the older people I know. They have inherited a hard world and live with the knowledge they can be gunned down for doing such activities as going to school and/or a concert. They have their own forms of communication which works for them. The ones I know care deeply about many things and money isn't one of them. I hope the world stands long enough for them to take over.

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How do you feel about the kids of today?

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