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  • SallyT : Good night!

  • choicelady : Good night!

  • SallyT : You have as much of a relaxing weekend that you can and I will see you when you get to the funnies!

  • choicelady : Well, dear Sally – I have to go back to work tomorrow to fill out more forms for the health care grant people. Tedious but has to be done. So I will bid you adieu, wish you sweet dreams, and will see you in TWO weeks. We’re heading out of town for the weekend, no computers! Be well, dear friend, and I will see you in the funny papers!

  • choicelady : LOL!!! I had the milk carton seed thing though I don’t think it was milk. We got that in bottles. But yes we did that! Taught patience! I also was a Cubs fan. THAT teaches patience, loyalty, and hope. ALL good things to have!

  • SallyT : It is just a new way of thinking and I think other countries that have lived with less will be here longer then we will be because we have been sold a bunch of goods!

  • choicelady : I try to remind younger people that if we had not moved the Civil Rights movement into the legislature, we’d STILL be marching over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma! That’s the part they don’t have patience for, and that’s the part we HAVE to have. Change means the LAW, and the law means legislation. However dull by comparison, it’s essential work.

  • SallyT : But, a garden teaches the young that you have to wait to see results. I don’t think they even plant seeds in milk cartons anymore in school like they did when I was young.

  • choicelady : I agree – but if it doesn’t go beyond demonstrations, it will fail. We have a ‘made for TV movie’ sense of how fast things are supposed to change, and too many get bored if it takes more than a month! It’s unrealistic, and that’s what scares me.

  • SallyT : But, CL, I think the OWS did show that they are more willing to be a community and work as one.

  • choicelady : I’m FINE with the ‘no rooster’ clause! I get up early enough, thanks.

  • choicelady : We got permission in the city to have chickens! I have a friend who had three. Good idea!

  • SallyT : We can have 3 chickens but no roosters in town here in Portland.

  • SallyT : I agree! I have seen more people growing gardens in my neighbor, very city neigborhood with small yards, then I have ever seen before! Even chickens!

  • choicelady : On that score, yes. But I fear they’re not realistic about what it takes to move things. They see OWS as the end – and it’s just the start. I hope they have endurance for the long haul, not just the short and public bursts.

  • SallyT : They are more open to the other guys feelings.

  • SallyT : I also told him that I think the younger generation is way ahead of us because they no longer see color or sexual differences in love.

  • choicelady : I see signs we are realizing we must regain community. Not the Right of course, but many people are finding very creative ways to share resources. Community gardens etc. are beginning to thrive. It’s very heartening.

  • SallyT : My husband told me that in the future we will need guns to keep people out of our gardens and I said no! We just need to teach them the importance of being able to take care of themselves and their community. That is how we were raised and no one cared about all the other guy had because you knew you could care for yourself and your friends. All this high price stuff isn’t necessary when no one around you cares about it either. We have lost the community feel.

  • choicelady : So – what say you? I don’t think anyone else is coming, we’ve drunk all the margaritas and eaten all the popcorn. Should we call it a night? I SO look forward to Sunday funnies!

  • choicelady : Thank you! I will indeed watch it.

  • SallyT : CL, here’s that movie if you care to watch it. «link»