Then and Now – volume 1

It has been said that the young look to the future and the old look to the past.  Since I am pushing 70 I can attest to that first hand.  The last few years I have thought a lot of childhood memories and places.

I remember when every family had only one car and the whole family shared it with the kids being at the bottom of the pecking order.   Today though it is common that every member of the family has a car – they feel it is their right.

I remember when every household had only one telephone and it was attached to the wall with a cord. That progressed to the point that telephones became cordless and you could walk around the house.   In todays world everybody has a cell phone and it can be used anywhere you go;  people are on the phone in movies, while shopping, while driving or walking – everywhere.

And music,  well it just isn’t good anymore.  I have always loved music of all kinds except for Opera and Rap.  I even love some music recorded way before I was born.   One thing I have noticed over the years is that the singers and groups of the past always dressed up and looked great with suits or matching outfits;  but in todays world the singers and groups look like they have just crawled out from under a bridge where they passed out from drinking too much.    And the old music (except for the novelty songs) was basically about love, looking for love, lost my love and so forth and was for the most part fairly poetic (case in point was The Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind);  but today all the music is about “sex, drugs and rock n roll”.

I remember that most homes had only One Television and it was basically a piece of furniture.  We had to have an antenna either on the roof of the house or some of us used rabbit ears which we could move around to get a stronger signal.   We had about 3 channels plus the public broadcasting channel (vhf or uhf).   Today TVs are thin and can be as large as 70 inches;   or TV shows can be watched on your iPhone or tablet.  Oh yeah and thanks to Cable or Streaming services those 3 channels are now hundreds of channels.

I remember seeing the first man walk on the moon and it was exciting.  Today space travel does not excite anyone.   They just don’t care as long as they can stare at the screen on their iPhone.

 

Why

Why is it that when going to the grocery store there is no signs for toilet paper?    It is called according to their signs “Bath Tissue”   .  .  .  when is the last time you tried to wash with a roll of toilet paper – or to dry off with a roll of it.

Why is it that the thugs who are rioting and creating havoc are looked upon by the main stream media as the “innocents” while the person who is just holding his event is said to have the “hate speech”.    Why is it so hard to blame the thugs not the innocent parties.  Of course the media for the most part are also thugs no longer content with just reporting the news.

Why is it that the American people have insisted on cars being safer yet they are pushing things like a “smart” car when could be totaled by a head on with a chip monk.. 

Why is it we need a license to fish but not to vote?   Yes Liberalism has lost it’s collective minds.

Why is prayer and Christian talk banned from schools but not books and talk on Atheism?

Why is it that radical Muslims find it easy to blow themselves, or their wives and children  up with suicide vests.   Looks to me like insanity is contagious.

Why is it that years ago we would set all of our clocks by either the atomic clock or the local radio station  but now we just accept the correct time to be whatever is displayed on our cable tv box?

Why is the entertainment industries total lack of morality accepted and even put on a pedestal  to be idolized by all?   I am losing all interest in movies and television as they are constantly trying to cram their brand of morality down my throat. 

Why is it instead of supporting our candidate we as a society (thanks to the main stream media) are intent of stopping other candidates?

What I miss About A Traditional Church

Saying (singing) the Doxology

Lyrics ~ Thomas Ken, 1637 – 1711

Music ~ Louis Bourgeois, c.1510 – c.1561

in the Grenevan Psalter, 1551

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen.

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Saying the Lords Prayer

(traditional)

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

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Saying the Apostles Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty

Maker of Heaven and earth

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

Born of the virgin Mary

Suffered under Pontious Pilate

Was crucified, dead and buried

He descended into the place of the dead

The third day He rose again

From the dead

He descended into Heaven

And sits at the right hand

Of God the Father Almighty

From there He shall come

To judge the living and the dead

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Singing the old hymns I grew up with – In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross, What A Friend We Have In Jesus and many many more

It seems that almost all churches have contemporary music (services) anymore.  I realize that this brings in a much younger crowd to the church which isn’t bad in itself.  I could get used to the guitars and drums in the service except that they are way too loud and that drowns out the voices trying to sing the song.

I kinda like churches with Pews instead of the folding style chairs we have now.

I liked the days when folks weren’t in a rush to leave and get home but instead took time to talk to each other and make sure to talk to any newcomers. 

Although this isn’t a biggie I liked it when the minister wore a formal robe instead of wearing street clothes. 

The church I grew up in had a “Choir” and not a “Worship Team”.  With a choir it is easier to feel kinds of spiritual or reverent instead of having the rock n roll feeling that is not relaxing. 

There is a lot more but I will fill in the gaps later.

Oldies Music

I have listened to the Oldies music radio stations for many many many years now and have enjoyed them for the most part.  BUT I have noticed that they tend to only play the biggest hits and they get recycled over and over it seems.  There is a big part of my fondest memories that I spent listening to and singing the songs that never cracked the top 10.  These songs go into the makeup of memories from my past.