I was reminded today by a speaker in church that WAY back in the day when the grass was still green and all that jazz there was this book... a book to remind you of many ways to get along well in life...
Yeah - that's the one - with such gems as "Learn to identify local wildflowers" & "when playing games with children, let them win"
Back in my late teens it seems that these books were flying off the shelves... 1/2 of them probably sold to the Young Women Leaders at churches around the country. I have one...
Given to me by a good friend while I was in the hospital recuperating from abdominal surgery... until my nurse told me that if it hurts when I laugh maybe I should put the book away.
Just for fun - I looked up #44 in both books (because maybe THAT's what the dream was about?)
Instruction Book: Show respect for teachers
Destruction Book: Mumble
My kids immediately came home from church to read a few pages of these gems... so while the Instruction Books (two different volumes) sit here on my computer desk whilst I blog the kids are over there guffawing over suggestions to "comment on weight gain in others", " see what it takes to get the lifeguard to blow the whistle" and reminders that "stopping for red lights after midnight is a waste of time"... but no worries, none of them drive yet - and besides, the books says to "tuck a $20 in your billfold so the trooper will take the hint"
Hmmmm... I wonder why my kids turned out like this?
When ManOfTheHouse and I got married we combined our CD collections and had a few duplicates... we figured that meant we were truly compatible - and traded them in for some newer ones at GreyWhale CD exchange... but then we realized we had another Cosmic Universe Sign of Compatibility: Q had this book:and I had another about a Dead Frog (also a gift from that same friend - different hospital stay) Wish I could have found a picture - mine is long lost and I can't seem to locate a copy anywhere... those demented children of mine who inherited their humor from unknown sources would certainly appreciate it!