Bragging about My Parents and Country
Congrats to your parents, well done.
I agree we can't change the world because the world is nothing more than people. And, as I don't want anyone changing me, why should I pretend to know more than others and seek to change them.
Groucho Marx and Gautama Buddha both said it "To change your world, you only need change your thoughts". Complete freedom exists for each and everyone of us with this great power we have.
Happy 58th anniversary Mr and Mrs. HoBo !
Nice job even if one is a HoBo.
Hope my kid can be as proud of his parents and nations someday as Andy is of his.
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claptona from has written 13 comments
Andy , nothing wrong with mentioning good people, even if they happen to be your parents.
From a different generation - they had different views and beliefs- my parents have been married for over 60 years. An unusual accomplishment these days.
I am also happy to have been born in the U.S , but am extremely dissatisfied with the road the government has decided to take. That said, more people are going to be moving outside the U.S. , and suffering losses due to the new tax regulations on money movement outside the U.S.
Anything over $50,000 is taxed at 30 - your "privilege" for being born in the U.S. A little part of the health care bill that few people noticed.
Oh, and the fact the government now has access (legal - part of the "wonderful" health care bill) to all your financial records - to make sure you cannot pay for health care I suppose- freedoms and privacy in the U.S. are slowly disappearing.
Interesting comment about the headsets - thanks
Motorcycle Bob from has written 85 comments
Congrats. Yes, your parents do sound like all that is good and right about the USA. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Asiabill from has written 260 comments
Congratulations to your Parents! I had to look twice as at first glance I thought I was looking at my own parents' anniversary picture ( married since March 1953 born in 1932 and 1933 ). I read Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation" and " A Long Way from Home- Growing Up in the American Heartland" which is all about our parents generation to those born in the 1920s and 1930s and growing up in midwestern, "middle of nowhere" USA as we both did. My wife and I have been together 26 years, married 24 years so hope we can make it to our 50th.
So Andy, how did an eligible bachelor like yourself survive staying single with such great role models as your parents when it comes to a life long happy marriage. My longest bachelor period was for 3 years so have been committed to one woman most of my life.