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Posted on: September 23, 2008 11:12 am
Edited on: September 23, 2008 11:15 am

My parents told me about Common Sense early in my life and told me I
<tt>would do well to call on her when making decisions. It seems she was </tt>
<tt>always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. </tt>
<tt>Today I read her obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in </tt>
<tt>remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many </tt>
<tt>generations. </tt>

<tt>Obituary:  Common Sense </tt>

<tt><tt>Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who </tt>
<tt>has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old she was </tt>
<tt>since her birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. </tt>
<tt>She will be  remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as </tt>
<tt>knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the </tt>
<tt>worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend </tt>
<tt>more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not </tt>
<tt>children are in charge). </tt>

<tt>Her health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but </tt>
<tt>overbearing regulations were set in place. </tt>

<tt>Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for </tt>
<tt>kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash </tt>
<tt>after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, </tt>
<tt>only worsened her condition. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the </tt>
<tt>job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly </tt>
<tt>children. </tt>

<tt>It declined even further when schools were required to get parental </tt>
<tt>consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a </tt>
<tt>student, but could not inform the parents when a student became </tt>
<tt>pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became </tt>
<tt>contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better </tt>
<tt>treatment than their victims. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a </tt>
<tt>burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to </tt>
<tt>realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot.  She spilled a little </tt>
<tt>in her lap, and was awarded a huge settlement. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense was preceded in death by her parents, Truth and Trust; </tt>
<tt>her husband, Discretion; her daughter, Responsibility; and her son, </tt>
<tt>Reason. </tt>

<tt>She is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else </tt>
<tt>is to Blame, and I'm a Victim. </tt>

<tt>Not many attended her funeral because so few realized she was gone.</tt>

Category: General
Tags: Humor, sad truth

Since: Jun 11, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2008 11:57 am


Phew...I thought it was your obituary first...glad it is have been AWOL for awhile.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2008 8:26 pm


Welcome back, AV.

Since: Apr 27, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2008 6:32 pm


Very appropriate AV!! Haven't been around for a while. Hope your health is A-1? AND what was the outcome of the Bra size debate? Have a beautiful day and enjoy the fall colors that are fast approaching.


Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 9:33 pm


That blog is so true; seems like every village doesn't have their idiot anymore...they have 10 or 12. Welcome back.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 4:03 pm


I want to echo the sentiments of everyone else and say it is great to see you posting here again.
Glad you have been feeling better and have gotten back on the golf course.

The obit you posted is so true. You could have given many more examples starting with the warnings on coffee cups to go that now say the coffee is hot. I am waiting for the electrical outlets to have them saying not to stick your tongue into them

Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 3:30 pm


Love the Blog!!! It is sooooo true.  I am a teacher and you watch the kids in school today and there is nooooo common sense to what they do or say soooo much of the time.  Great post.  I'll be keepin my eye out for ya!!

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2008 3:23 pm


AV, My heart almost stopped when I saw your name next to the word obituary.  Well, I'm beating normal again, and glad your back after what seems like a very long time.

I shot a 39 in my golf league just about one month ago.... my all time low for 9 holes.  1 birdie, 4 pars, and 4 bogeys.  Not a hard course, but average I'd say.  Golf is so easy when your swinging easy and not worrying about anything.

Glad to hear your having fun.  If you missed the community half as much as the community missed you, that means the community missed you twice as much as you missed it.  I suspect that is the case.  Please check in once in a while, even if just to say hi.

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 2:42 pm


Glad to see you back AV.  This community is not the same without your various writings.  Take care.



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 1:55 pm



What a great Blog.

Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2008 12:51 pm


Ah Miss AV how nice to see you again.

Glad you were able to find the internetz.

Like others have echoed nice to see you back. 

So what brings ya back anyways?

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