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    Kids These Days

    I live on a small cul-de-sac with seven houses. One older gentleman, an army vet who never had kids, always sticks about a hundred 8" x 11" plastic flags along the sidewalk for Memorial Day, Veterans day and July 4 th. Tonight after sunset, one boy and his buddies gathered all the neighbors in this guy's front yard knocked on his door and invited him and his wife out. The boys, one with a trumpet, another with a bass clarinet (the sax player couldn't find his sheet music) began to play the national anthem the best that 12 year olds can. The old vet teared up pretty good. It wasn't the best rendition of that song I ever heard but it was by far the most beautiful. Despite what we may about the younger generation, hope is not lost.

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    There is hope!
    Ken

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    Neat story.

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    Their parents must be proud.

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    Good kids.
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

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    The old vet teared up pretty good
    He's not alone there...
    My granddad always said, :As one door closes, another opens".
    Wonderful man, terrible cabinet maker...

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    Now these are the stories that should make the news. Well done young men!
    Happy and Safe Turning, Don


    Woodturners make the world go ROUND!

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    Awesome!!!

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    That story ended so much better than I thought it was going to. Thanks for posting.

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    Way cool. It doesn't have to be played perfectly to have the desired effect.

    Steve

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    These kids are being raised right,their parents must be proud, great story
    Aspire to inspire before you expire.

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