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Paul Harvey Writes
8/7/2007 12:55:43 PM



We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better.


I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.


I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.


I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.


And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.


It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.


I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.


I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.


When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.


I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.


On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.


If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.


I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.


When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.


   May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.


I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.


I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.


May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.


I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Hanukah/Christmas time when you give her a     plaster mold of your hand.   


These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.


Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for you. And if I die before you do, I'll go to heaven and wait for you.


Send this to all of your friends. We secure our friends, not by accepting favors, but by doing them.








Hafiz Rahman

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Re: Paul Harvey Writes
8/7/2007 1:22:12 PM

Hi Vince,


Thanks for this beautiful post. You never forget humility and to share with your friends these fine sayings of a great man.....Very down to earth ! In our race to reach the skies , in our pursuit for our ambitions, wealth, etc., one must always remember these words to and pause awhile to look down mother earth to remind ourselves to be humble .

On another note I never miss your humor pot pourri , you're becoming a legend ( one of those ) in Adland! You're a fantastic guy !

cheers to you always !

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8/11/2007 12:55:48 PM
    Hey Nick you are a good friend.
Re: Paul Harvey Writes
8/11/2007 12:58:37 PM
   Hi Hafiz. WOW you make be blush with those kind words. Thank you for your visits to my forum. God bless you and I will try to keep up with my press.

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