Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : A Time To Reflect,

A Time To Reflect,

A Time To Reflect,

This afternoon I was going through my emails when one caught my eye.  Well at least the subject did and it cause me do a little reflecting on what I would call the good ole days. 

The days of being able to go out and play from sun up to dinner time, and we always knew when that was or else. A Time To Reflect  Those were the days when you would walk to school 2+ miles in the snow uphill both ways. You wouldn't be concerned about people bothering you or something bad happening.

School days, for me, were always filled with trips to the principal's office or a visit to the coach for some attitude adjustment therapy.  These were the days when they were the disciplinarians with that board with the holes in it.  That was just part of the day, the rest of the day was filled with phone numbers and girls and a little school work.

Back then we would never use paper to take down phone numbers or addresses we would just use the first thing handy, our hand or wrist or arm.  We would use our notebooks for the more serious stuff like our art work.  In my case it was more doodles and scribbles.

Ah, reflections does the body good!!

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Comment balloon 17 commentsDon Rogers • January 28 2011 08:37PM

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Don, I come from the same era.  I made sure I did not meet that board though.  It did keep us in line.  Now they would be up for charges of child abuse.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 8 years ago

Don, I always think of luxery as realative. can you imagine being president and goin gto the out house. No running water. No electricity and  awooden tooth? Just remember those were the "good old days" as well

Posted by Deborah Bly, RE/MAX Realtor (RE/MAX Space Center) over 8 years ago

I want to play from sun up to sun down.

 

My favorite was post it notes which wasn't much more helpful than writing on the hand.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 8 years ago

I had more than my fair share of swats with that board full of holes, lol.  What a great post...I can relate in many ways :)

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) over 8 years ago

Marchel,

That board got me expelled when the principal gave me three swats and I laughed at him.  OMG, I hope my kids don't read this.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Don,

Simpler times. My friends and I would go out bike riding all day and no one would worry. Not so today...sigh.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Deborah,

I had a friend in 1961 who lived in Virginia and he still had an out house.  He did have running water though.  I am not to sure about the wooden teeth though.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Christine,

We would go out right after breakfast and stay gone all day then check in at dinner time.  You can't let kids today out of your sight for fear something will happen to them.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Elizabeth,

How is it I have 4 women that were the first to comment and three of them knew what I was talking about.  That's scary.  LOL

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Rich,

That is so true we have to keep our eyes on our kids far too much.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Don...

Things have really changed these days. Back then, we were terrified of the "board of eduction> and the associated "attitude adjustment." Nowadays it seems like there isn't much discipline at all.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 8 years ago

Richard,

You are so right my friend there was a whole different attitude and respect back in the day.  It sure would be nice some of it return.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Hi Don:

Funny that you wrote this post...

I had someone just recently, write an attorney's number on their hand.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 8 years ago

Hi Don - I come from the same era.  I usually had to have attitude adjustments also.  I definitely would not go home and tell my father that I got whacked on the hand or got into trouble.  I would then get the punishment twice(:

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 8 years ago

Good morning Toula,

Some habits are just too hard to break I guess.  :-))

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Conrad,

By the time I go home my grandmother had already found out and then when granddad got home it was a trip to the wood shed.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

LOL, The princepal and myself got to know each other quite well.  

Love the photo, I did this just the other day and chuckled to myself.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 8 years ago

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